In the deep-end, face the wall and hold the rail or the side of the pool with two hands. Keep your arms slightly bent. Make sure your hands are well rested on the rail and shoulders relaxed. Step on one noodle with each foot and keep your legs straight, shoulder width apart. Noodle ends must be equal in height on both sides. Keep your back straight in upright position.
Spread your legs wide out (in a comfortable range of motion) and then pull your legs together in and close, back to the starting position. Start by briefly pausing after each leg adduction then gradually speed up (keeping the same range of motion) and make your leg pulls continuous.
Inhale as you spread your legs. Exhale as you close in. When performing faster, pull in once with inhale and once with exhale.
Feel your inner thighs (adductors) with each leg pull. Spreading your legs doesn't create any resistance due to noodle's floating effect.
Perform the same exercise with other type of floaties like ankle bands. If none are available, you can still benefit from water resistance created by moving your legs in and out.
Noodle Step with Both Legs
Single Leg Adduction