You will need two pool noodles to perform this shallow-end exercise that combines a forward and a downward crossover motion aiming to increase intensity and to engage more muscle groups.
Stand in the shallow-end and hold one noodle with each hand. Keep your back straight and your arms to the side, parallel to the bottom of the pool. Let your palms face forward.
Push the noodles in and out once in front of your body (with your hands in the water). Let your palms face together Then lean your torso forward and push the noodles down as deep as you can. Lean back, spread your arms again and return to the starting position.
Inhale as you spread your arms and exhale as close in.
Feel your chest muscles as you push the noodles in. Feel your upper back as you push out.
* Don't push out behind your shoulders as this could cause injuries
* Squeeze the water out as you push the noodles in to increase intensity
* make your movement continuous and smoothly shift between moving your arms forward and downward