❯❯ 1 JUMP LUNGES
This is a full lower-body workout, as it not only works your glutes (bum) and legs but is also a great way to elevate your heart rate and get your blood circulation going. Position yourself in waist-deep water for this.
WHAT TO DO
❯ Draw your navel in toward your spine, and tighten your pelvic floor (like when you have a full bladder and can’t go to the loo). This is called engaging your core muscles.
❯ Once your core is contracted, step
backward while bending both your knees, and lift the heel of your back foot off the ground (as in 1A). The water should come to just below your armpits when both your knees are bent. ❯ Jump up as high as you can (vertically) while still engaging your core, and swap your legs around before you land in the lunge position again (as in 1B). ❯ Lunge as deep or shallowly as you feel comfortable, but make sure that you place your weight directly down toward the ground and distribute your weight equally between each leg. This is important to remember, as failure to do so will result in you either leaning back or forward – which means only one leg will be doing the work.
❯ Aim to complete 10 lunges on each leg, remembering that quality is key.