Hydro-Tone Fitness Systems, Inc. is a supplier of specially designed and patented aquatic exercise and therapy equipment that amplifies the natural resistance of water to enhance exercise and therapy programs. Hydro-Tone’s equipment is used by colleges, a wide variety of training programs, physical therapists, and professional athletes for water aerobics, resistive aquatic training, and rehabilitation.
Hydro-Tone effectively works every major muscle in the body, including the heart. It delivers smooth, stable, 3-dimensional resistance that automatically changes with the effort applied.
This exercise system works both the flexing and extending muscles within the same repetition. Muscle balance and strength ratios are promoted and workout time is reduced. Instead of separate routines for the quadriceps and the hamstrings, or the biceps and the triceps, one Hydro-Tone routine effectively exercises both muscles.
Accommodating variable resistance is used. It automatically adjusts to the degree of force applied. For muscle stimulation to be optimally effective, the degree of resistance must match the degree of applied force as it changes along the strength curve. Moving Hydro-Tone’s equipment through the water at twice the speed results in 4 times the resistance and moving at 4 times the speed generates 16 times the resistance. It fits all people, weak or strong. The user automatically matches his or her level of fitness.
Pool water prevents overheating common with most exercise. So you can work harder and longer.
Research compared treadmill walking at 3 mph with walking the same speed on a treadmill in waist deep water. Walking in water burned twice as many calories because of the greater resistance.
Sport specific activities can be duplicated, trained, and enhanced using a golf swing, a tennis stroke or a runner’s stride. It produces more powerful players of any sport and has been found to be the perfect cross trainer.
The best exercise program is one that is safe, provides a wide assortment of benefits and is enjoyable. To be beneficial it must be a lifelong commitment and done on a regular and consistent basis. Most people will not do what is unpleasant and uncomfortable, so the average length of an individual’s exercise program is 6 weeks. Most find exercise too demanding to make it a long-term commitment.
Fitness should be enjoyable and something to look forward to rather than dreaded. Hydro-Tone removes three of the major causes of discomfort – overheating, impact and next day soreness. Because there is no eccentric (negative) contractions involved, the next day soreness is almost nonexistent.
After a Hydro-Tone workout, people report feeling pumped, stretched and exhilarated. They continue because it renews them as it shapes, tones and strengthens. Their incentives come from the time it saves and the progress they make.
When using this equipment you can move very quickly (but with resistance) so that you develop more white fibers. Each of the three kinds of white fibers needs a different type of workout. By going at a maximum speed and explosiveness, greater mass can be produced than by going slow, which uses more red than white fibers.
Water workouts are very effective and for those that both love and use the gym, Hydro-Tone can’t totally replace your workouts, but they can be used to enhance what you already do. Water workouts are beneficial in given you a break from being in the gym, as a backup in times of injury, to prevent boredom and they can help prevent stagnation and give your body and edge in continued muscle growth. One last benefit, you get a cardiovascular workout at the same time.
If you like pumping iron, it’s time you try a water workout. It may be your first but I doubt that it will be your last. For those who have always wanted to lift weights but never have, here is your chance. It’s a great way to start and an even greater way to finish.
OK, I am big into swimming and water exercise. I have several foam resistance bells, but this is far and away the best tool I have. Unlike the foam bells, it offers resistance no matter what direction you are moving them in. (foam bells do not) I have been using them for a few weeks now, and have noticed an improvement in back shoulder and arm muscle tone.