Fitness Friday: Hydrofit

Fitness Friday: Hyrdrofit

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OSAGE, Iowa – Forget the sweatpants and tennis shoes because this week, we’re taking our workout into the pool. We’re going to be doing a little splashing around while getting a killer workout. Let’s dive right in.”

It may seem like exercising in the water isn’t a real thing, but if you’ve ever attempted the Baywatch run in some shallow water, you’ll know that it’s tough work.

That’s because good ol’ H2O acts as a natural form of resistance.

For hydrofit we being with some high knee’s with our floating weights.

Those are what help make the workout tougher, and there are different sizes depending on how much you want to challenge yourself.

It’s hard to tell under all the waves we’re making but our feet are actually moving pretty quickly, to get the heart rate up.

One of the most important parts of this class is making the resistance as great as you can handle. The deeper the weight is in the water, the more you have to work.

And trust me, this figure-eight movement right here is trickier than it looks.

The other plus about water workouts is there is literally zero impact so you can move to your heart’s content without hurting your joints

Next we move to the wall for more leg resistance work. The weight goes under your knee as you move it up and down, but again it’s keeping that thing under control that makes it a challenge.

And most of us probably remember those floating pool noodles from when we were kids, well now they’ve turned into workout equipment.

Again my balance kinda fell by the wayside with these moves, but I guess that’s where the core strength aspect comes in.

One final stretch and then as an added bonus we get “hangtime” where you simply float with the noodle for 5 minutes. It looks lazy, but it actually decompresses your spine and helps you relax decompress your spine and relax.

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