SIDE KICKS IN CIRCLES
In this exercise, we will use the deep end of the pool to perform kicks in a circular motion. This aerobic exercise is perfect to burn calories and tone leg muscles while floating in place. Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to do this exercise, beside its benefits and variations.
How to Perform
Use a noodle to cushion your shoulders and arms while laying on your side in the deep end. Make sure your whole body is well aligned in a sideway position. Straighten your legs and point your toes.
Perform flutter kicks while spinning around yourself in circles. Use your leg kicks, not your arms, to perform full circles in both directions. Keep your shoulders relaxed and your legs slightly below surface level.
Keep your breaths steady throughout the motion.
The muscles used in this exercise are your hip flexors, glutes, quadriceps, and abs.
This exercise improves your legs and core strength. It is especially beneficial movement if you don't have enough space in the pool, yet still want to practice your flutter kicks. In addition, the repetitive leg movements are very effective for building stamina and burning fat.
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