The Pool-Up Bar™ is for adult men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Its patented design allows you to perform a variety of strength training and cardiovascular exercises in the private and convenient atmosphere of your pool. Exercising in water has been shown to provide the same benefits as traditional land-based exercise but with several distinct advantages. The following list details some of the benefits for users of the Pool-Up Bar™.

  • Weight Loss. Depending on the intensity of the workout, users can burn between 400 and 800 calories an hour.
  • Cardiovascular Fitness. Regular exercise is key to improving the health of your heart and decreasing the risk of heart disease.
  • Muscle Building and Toning. The Pool-Up Bar allows you to increase or decrease resistance to improve muscle strength and definition for a more sculpted and toned body.
  • Injury prevention. The buoyancy of water reduces the strain on ligaments and joints.
  • Injury recovery. The reduced weight of the body in water makes the Pool-Up Bar an ideal option for those recovering from injury.

By leveraging your body’s decreased resistance to weight in the water, the Pool-Up Bar™ allows you to control the intensity of your workout by simply adjusting the bar height. As you move the bar higher, and pull or push yourself further out of the water, you’ll increase your weight resistance and workout intensity. Plus, you’ll enjoy the benefits of cardiovascular fitness as you increase your heart rate through repetitions. From your biceps and triceps to your abdominals and thighs, the Pool-Up Bar provides a total body workout. The following exercises can be performed using the Pool-Up Bar™:

Pull-Up

The pull-up is a good exercise for strengthening and toning the outer and middle back.

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Follow the instructions below when doing a pull-up:

  1. While standing on the pool deck, set the bar height for the desired amount of resistance. The higher the bar, the more resistance is provided.
  2. Enter the pool and position yourself directly in front of and facing the Pool-Up bar.
  3. Select a hand grip. Pull-ups are done using the overhand grip, meaning the palms of your hand are facing away from you with your thumbs toward each other. A wider grip on the bar focuses more on the outer back, while a narrower grip focuses more on the middle back area.
  4. Pull your chest up toward the bar by bending your arms. The motion should be smooth. Keep your hands at the same position on the bar.
  5. For beginners, pull your upper body out of the water so that your chin can reach over the bar. For a more difficult exercise, pull your body up so that your chest makes contact with the bar itself.
  6. Pause briefly and then lower yourself back into the water. Keep your torso straight and try not to rock back and forth.
  7. Pause once you’ve lowered yourself to the starting position, and then repeat the exercise.

Chin-Up

The chin-up is similar in form to the pull-up, except you use an underhand grip. Chin-ups are a good way to strengthen and tone your back, arms, and abdominal muscles.

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Follow the instructions below when doing a chin-up:

  1. While standing on the pool deck, set the bar height for the desired amount of resistance. The higher the bar, the more resistance is provided.
  2. Enter the pool and position yourself directly in front of and facing the Pool-Up bar.
  3. Select a hand grip. Chin-ups are done using the underhand grip, meaning the palms of your hand are facing toward you with your thumbs pointed away from each other. Narrow your grip to focus more on strengthening and toning your biceps. Widen your grip to focus more on strengthening and toning your back.
  4. Lift your chest up toward the bar so that your chin can reach over the bar. The motion should be smooth. Keep your hands at the same position on the bar.
  5. Pause briefly and then lower yourself back into the water. Keep your torso straight and try not to rock back and forth.
  6. Pause once you’ve lowered yourself to the starting position, and then repeat the exercise.

Hanging Leg Lift

The hanging leg lift is an effective way to strengthen and tone the middle and lower abdominal muscles and buttocks.

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Follow the instructions below when doing a leg lift:

  1. While standing on the pool deck, set the bar height for the desired amount of resistance. The higher the bar, the more resistance is provided.
  2. Enter the pool and position yourself below the exercise bar facing away from the Pool-Up Bar.
  3. Extend your arms above your head and grip the exercise bar using an overhand grip, meaning the palms of your hand are facing away from you with your thumbs pointed toward each other. Your hands should be approximately 2-4 inches farther apart than shoulder width.
  4. Hang fully extended from the exercise bar keeping your back straight and your body and legs perpendicular.
  5. While keeping your legs together, slowly raise your knees and toes upward until your legs are horizontal to your upper torso so that your body forms an “L” shape. Do not swing or rock to create upward momentum. Use your abdomen muscles to do the lifting in a slow, controlled manner.
  6. Pause briefly while flexing your abs and then lower your legs to the starting position.
  7. Pause once you’ve lowered yourself to the starting position, and then repeat the exercise.

Push Up/Dip

The push up/dip is an effective exercise for strengthening and toning the shoulders, chest, and arms.

Warning: If you currently suffer from shoulder problems or have in the past, consult a physician before performing this exercise.

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Follow the instructions below when doing a push up:

  1. While standing on the pool deck, set the bar height to the lowest position. Make sure the adjustment knob is fully tightened.
  2. Enter the pool and position yourself directly in front of and facing the Pool-Up Bar so that your chest is resting against the exercise bar.
  3. Grip the exercise bar with both hands using the overhand grip so that your thumbs are pointed toward each other. Narrow your grip to target more of your arms (triceps). Widen the grip to target more of your chest (pectoralis major).
  4. Push down against the exercise bar and extend your arms until your elbows lock and your arms are straight.
  5. Slowly lower yourself until the bottom of your chest nears the exercise bar and then repeat the exercise. Do not over stretch or descend too far as this can damage joints and shoulder muscles.