And more advanced water workout enthusiasts will love how the hand buoys challenge their entire body and cardio vascular system. If you’re interested in starting a training program with the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys, check out the step by step guide and exercises below.
Use the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys to warm up for your cardio and strength training routine. Start with a Knee High Jog. In rib deep water, hold one hand buoy with both hands out in front of your body at the water’s surface. Quickly bring one knee to the buoy and return it back to the ground. Do the same with the other knee and repeat alternating legs for one minute. For a bit more advanced move, speed up the warm up set by performing a Knee High Jog with the buoy held underwater at your side for added resistance and stability.
The hand buoys are great for getting your heart rate going and burning unwanted fat and extra inches. A good cardio exercise example is the Tuck Jump. Place one Hydro-Fit Hand Buoy between your legs in chest deep water. Once your lower half is stabilized underwater, jump up and bring your knees towards your chest like you would in a tuck jump. Hold the place for a second and then bring your feet back to the bottom of the pool. Or try doing Butt Kicks in the water while circling the buoy around your waist. In waist deep water, kick your legs back in a jogging motion and kick up and back as if you’re trying to kick your bottom. While working your lower body, hold the hand buoy at the surface and circle it around your waist for a full body cardio exercise.
The options for toning exercises with the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are seemingly endless. To easily tone your core, stand in chest deep water, submerge one hand buoy underwater, and hold it at your belly button. From here, churn from side to side to really work your inner and outer abs. Work your legs by performing a Mogul Ski exercise. Tuck one buoy between your legs and stand in chest deep water. While clinching the buoy, hop from side to side, as if you were skiing moguls. This will help tone and shape muscles throughout your lower body. And, of course, the hand buoys are ideal for strengthen your upper body. Try a finding a number of ways to push and pull the buoy while it is submerged. It’s natural buoyancy will continually work against the muscles in your arms, shoulder, back and chest to produce a great upper body workout.
Exercises to increase flexibility can be done at the end of your workout to help you stretch and lengthen muscles. Try passing the hand buoy behind your back, switching it from hand to hand. Or see if you can submerge the buoy enough to pass between your legs, from hand to hand, in a figure 8 motions. Both of these exercises will help work on your overall flexibility and allow you cool down after a hard session in the pool.
As you can see, there are a number of ways to get cardio and strength training from the simple Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys. Follow any number of the exercises above, or come up with your own creative ways to train. You really can’t go wrong with these versatile training tools!