I don’t know whether it’s the constant travel or the crazy shifting weather, but my joints have been a nightmare the past month. Weight training has been a challenge some days, and hydro-inertia training has been a great swap to keep my heart rate up and still get in a good lift, pain free.
Hydro-inertia training leverages a piece of workout equipment like the Surge or Kamagon that’s filled with water. The water shifts as you move and serves as an additional source of resistance (like the Indorowers I tested via Classpass a few years ago). Hydro-inertia training offers three benefits over traditional weight training:
1. Hydro-inertia tools are progressive. You can start with a small amount of water and slowly increase the water over time. This allows you to go up in weight as you get stronger and more familiar with the movements, without buying more equipment. The Kamagon ball can hold up to 45lbs, while the Surge can hold up to 65.
2. The motion is dynamic. The shift of the water in hydro-intertia training adds uncertainty to the workout. Talk about an added core workout!
3. It’s clear when your form breaks. Focusing on keeping the water level neutral ensures that every rep is on the same plane, while trying to move without sloshing the water requires you to take each motion slow and the conscious of your body movements.
Sounds like a fun workout, right? You can grab your own Surge or Kamagon here. Have one already? Give one of these #FridayFive workouts a try (if you follow me on IG, you may have already seen these!).
1️⃣ Squats with Overhead Press
2️⃣ Reverse Lunges with Oblique Twist (per side)
3️⃣ Standing Rows
5️⃣ Bicep Curls
1️⃣ Jump squats
2️⃣ Side lunges
3️⃣ Tricep extensions
4️⃣ Russian twists
5️⃣ 30 second side plank
1️⃣ Shoulder raises
3️⃣ Side lunge with overhead extension
4️⃣ One legged hamstring extension with overhead press
5️⃣ Bicycle crunches
1️⃣ Standing oblique twists
3️⃣ Sumo squat with overhead press
4️⃣ Lunge and press
5️⃣ Skater lunges
The following post is sponsored by Hedstrom Fitness via my partnership with Fit Approach. In addition to compensation, I was given free product for review. All opinions are my own.