Everyone can benefit from taking their workout to the pool, whether you are simply wanting to improve your general fitness, gain strength or recover from an injury. In order to ensure you are getting the most from your workout, one of the most important steps is making sure you choose the right equipment for your needs and fitness level. We know it can feel a little overwhelming figuring out where to start so here are a few tips from the Hydrorevolution team to help you in your decision making.
WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
General Fitness / Weight Loss:
If your goal is to improve your overall fitness or perhaps lose weight you can’t go past our Total Body System. This package will give you a set of upper body bells and lower body fins, perfect for achieving a total body workout, improving cardio, endurance and promoting weight loss. Our most popular combination for improving general fitness is the Aqualogix All Purpose Bells and Aqualogix Maximum Resistance Fins but there are a few alternatives to consider….
If one of your key areas of focus is core strength the Aquastrength bells might be a better option for you as they feature an open handle design which is great for exercises that involve passing the bell from one hand to another.
If you plan on doing a lot of jumping exercises during your workout, the Aquastrength Fins are a great option as they provide more vertical drag. The double velcro strap also makes it easier to achieve a very snug fit.Any of these options or combinations will certainly help you well on your way to improving your overall fitness.
If you are an athlete wanting to focus on improving your speed the Aqualogix High Speed Bells and Fins are the perfect choice. They offer the least amount of resistance within the Hydrorevolution range but are the best choice for performing exercises at a fast tempo. The user can push them through the water at a rapid pace to ignite the small fast twitch muscles for explosive power and speed.
If you are an experienced athlete strictly focused on building muscle and strength the Aqualogix Max Resistance Bells and Max Resistance Fins are going to be a great option for you. They provide the most resistance of all of our bells and fins and are ideal if you want to perform movements at a slower tempo.Some other great products to consider that are very versatile but popular for strength based workouts are the Aquastrength Barbell and Aquastrength Dumbbells which both also provide a great deal of resistance.
Injury / Surgery Recovery:
Drag Resistance equipment is used all over the world for recovery and rehabilitation. Because you can control the level of resistance it is the perfect tool to safely and efficiently start exercising again. Depending on your base fitness level and what injury/surgery you are recovering from, there are a few options to choose from.
The Aqualogix High Speed Bells and High Speed Fins are excellent for anyone recovering from knee / hip surgery or total joint replacement or for those who had a low base level fitness before the injury.
The Aqualogix All Purpose Bells and Max Resistance Fins are often a popular choice amongst those recovering from injury and given their versatility can be used for general workouts long after recovery.
The Aquastrength Bells or Aquastrength Fins are also a great option for injury recovery. The open handle design of the Aquastrength Bells may be more comfortable for anyone that suffers from arthritis, and equally they may find the Aquastrength fins easier to put on and achieve a snug fit.
Improve Sports Performance:
Aqualogix and Aquastrength equipment is used by top sports teams and athletes all over the world working to improve performance in their specific sport. The information covered above should help you decide on the best equipment for the job, however here are a few additional points to consider:Often athletes that are focused on improving their swing / stroke (e.g tennis or golf) like the Aquastrength Bells as the open handle design allows them to mimic the swinging motion easily by holding one bell with a hand-over-hand grip.
Boxers or MMA fighters often prefer the Aqualogix Bells that allow them to hold the bell in a pistol grip. They are ideal for improving punching power and performing various boxing type combinations.The Aquastrength Barbell is also often a popular choice amongst sports teams focused on rotary stability and core strength.