Here’s an easy & fun (yet challenging) water workout that you can do in your spare time. All you’ll need is about 15 minutes and a set of Hydro-Tone Bells!
Hi-yah! You’ll love getting some aggression out (and feeling a major burn in your arms and abs) while doing this exercise. In shoulder-deep water, alternate arms and punch downward into the water (without breaking the surface). Then, draw your arms and bells back to your body. Punch continuously for 30 seconds, rest 30 seconds, and repeat for a total of 5 minutes. Focus on pulling your belly button in toward your spine and your back muscles engaged throughout this exercise. Because you’ll be twisting from side to side, it’s important to maintain control with your core – or risk injury.
Amp it Up!
If you want to get your lower body involved, don a pair of ankle weights or Hydro-Tone Boots and kick one leg directly forward (or simply step forward in a walking motion) as you punch the water with the opposite arm.
Like a butterfly flapping its wings, all you’ll need for this simple exercise is to move your arms up and down through the water for a great chest, shoulder, and core exercise. In chest- or neck-deep water, start by holding the bells straight out in front of you. Spread your arms until they are both sticking straight out to the sides. The slower and more purposefully you perform this exercise, the more you’ll feel your back and chest muscles engaging. Try to do 2 sets of 10 with each water workout.
Amp it Up!
When you’ve had enough of wide flys, try some more compact flys to define specific muscles. For instance, open your arms to a 45 degree angle from your chest and make small, quick movements upward and downward to work triceps and lats.
Side Sweep with Kick
This exercise will challenge your balance and work your entire body. Stand in chest-deep water in a lunge position with the right leg forward. Gripping your Bells, extend your arms out in front of your body. In one motion, twist your torso to the left and switch leading leg, simultaneously. This challenging movement may take some time to master, but it’s full-body results are definitely worth the effort. Complete 20 side sweeps on each side to complete your muscle toning, fat-burning Hydro-Tone Bell water workout!