Controlling the Wave

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I am in love!  As you already know I am a big fan of functional exercise training. It just makes sense to me for people to build up their body for their future self.  Functional exercise training does just that it helps you function better.  I aspire to be a Senior Fitness Trainer and Instructor. I am studying for my Certification in Functional Training and plan on using it daily to train my Senior clients.

Usually, it requires stability as well, I have discovered a welcome addition to your training. I have never had to focus on my moves and was never more aware of my core.  What I also love is that I am working my abs without the crunches and all who know me know I don’t do crunches. Utilizing the Inertia in the Surge Dynamic Fluid Resistance  leaves you no choice but to use more muscles in simple movements than you would with your typical barbell or dumbbell.  Have you ever heard of Inertia training?

Fitness Geek Dreams

Inertia by definition means,” a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless an external force changes that state.”  I always think of it as a seesaw or in this case think of those little Batons with the glitter in them. As you tilt it one way, all of the water (and the glitter) goes to the same side as you lean. To keep the tube filled, you must balance it on both sides.

Now let’s use that concept; add a handle and throw in some standard functional exercise moves and you have what Hedstrom Fitness refers to as Dynamic Fluid Resistance.  The Surge is a fantastic full body tool to help you work out any area. The Surge is a new, innovative resistance tool to help take your regular workouts to another level.

Dynamic-Fluid Resistance

When I got the Surge the Fitness Geek in me came out because the science is fascinating when it comes to training with inertia resistance. It is a hollow cylinder with either two sets of handles one to place your hand either “hammer curl” style the vertical handles or simple horizontal handles so you can hold it with your palms facing down in the large Surge. There is also a more compact version that has only one set of handles. You fill the apparatus with water up to the designated weight class. I suggest when trying it got 5-10 lbs lighter than you are used to the beginning. As you move the Surge the water inside moves around make the motion no longer static but dynamic. This inertia resistances offers a different challenge to your joints and makes you activate your core to control the uncontrollable water. That is why I have to focus each move requires my full attention. It’s kind of like mom life right, everything is constantly changing, but when we focus and stay in control we can get things done.

 

The Surge is great to grow with your strength too. Filling the hollow cylinder with water; as your strength improves you can add more water to increase your resistance. Making the Surge very adaptable, portable and for every fitness level. I am sure you are familiar with other concepts of inertia resistance currently, things like “battle ropes,” chains, sandbags, and slosh pipes are devices used to cause inertia and a different kind of resistance other than your established barbell and dumbbell. Unlike, the Surge these forms of resistance don’t work with movement pattern the same and joint stress is higher.

5 Benefits to Training with Dynamic Fluid Resistance

  1. Fat Blaster. Dynamic Fluid resistance is a great option for people seeking to burn fat and boost metabolism efficiently because it is a full body exercise that improves strength and endurance.  A 30-minute session with your Surge will have you pouring sweat, increase heart rate and building muscle while blasting fat.
  2. Focus on movement patterns. Using Dynamic Fluid Resistance your focusing on the specific movement patterns rather than an emphasis on an individual muscle. The continuous flow of the water allows you to use several muscles at one time.
  3. Posture. We sit a lot as a society, sitting for hours a day cause muscle imbalances as well as posture issues.  Through strengthening weakened muscles, you can improve your posture and correct muscle imbalances.
  4. Core Stability. According to Hedstrom Fitness, “By enhancing the stability of the core and the specific joints required to stabilize a movement, more efficient movement can be produced at the joints needed to be mobile to execute a task as the agonist, antagonists, and stabilizer muscles function in a more organized and synergistic fashion.”  Huh?

 My building up your core muscles and other joints that help you move better through using the Surge you increase those muscle as well as others that help it better so that it can be more productive.  I hate doing traditional ab workouts which are why functional training appeals to me because I work those muscles at the same times as I am working others saving me from getting down on the mat and complaining with every squeeze.

  1. Muscle Definition. Everyone one loves the idea of looking more defined.  Dynamic Fluid Resistance is an excellent exercise modality to help you achieve the definition you are looking for but it is less stressful on your joints than traditional weight lifting exercises, and the Surge can be taken anywhere and conveniently used at home.
  2. Stability. I don’t think people realize how important it is to work on your stability.  Having stability keeps your face looking pretty and your body out of the cast.  As you, age a tumble from a misstep can easily be avoided if you continually work on your Stability endurance.  With the Surge, every workout includes flexibility, mobility, core stability, balance and strength training principles challenging your body in all areas and keeping it active, strong, healthy and energetic body.

Dynamic Workouts

I love my Surge and will be including it in my Figure Competition prep workouts. I would love to do all my training in the gym, but unfortunately, my mom life won’t allow that time to me.  I like being able to quickly pull out my Surge fill it to the resistance I need and get a Total Body Fat Burning workout in 30 minutes.  That is enhancing my stability, mobility, core and strength all in one session.

If you think you want to try to control the wave and add Dynamic Fluid Resistance to your workout  Surge/Kamagon products has a special discount for 25% – it is  www.HedstromFitness.com/sweatpink USE COUPON CODE SPHF25 and is valid from Friday, 1/20 until 2/28. It can be used by anyone in US / Canada.

Now is the time to grab yours in your favorite color and get your sweat on.  Surge has some great videos on their site to get you started and I have found a few moves that I have been doing at home.

Do you include stability training when you do your workouts?

 

 

44 comments to Controlling the Wave

  • wendyistakingthelongwayhome  says:

    My strength/CrossFit coach is all about stability workouts. She has me do all kinds of moves with a bar that has kettlebells swinging from it! I could see her using this device too. Great review!

    • De  says:

      That sounds really intense and cool! Please share with her the alternative. Thank you and I appreciate you stopping by!

  • kookyrunner  says:

    I’ve read about the Surge on a few other websites and it seems really interesting! After a few months, I tend to get bored with workouts so I feel like this would be a great way to mix things up. I need to do more stability training, so this would be awesome!

    • De  says:

      I get bored very easily which is why I am always trying new things and exercises. I think it would be an excellent addition to your stability training. I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner  says:

    I keep seeing this everywhere and I’d love to try it out. I have done something similar called Viper and it was a blast

    • De  says:

      Now you have me curious about the Viper. Let me know what you think if you try it?! I appreciate your stopping by!

  • Lauren  says:

    This looks interesting, I am just starting on my journey to health and this maybe something good to add to the mic! Thanks for sharing.

    • De  says:

      I think that is awesome that you are beginning your journey. This would be great to add because its perfect for any stage. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Saidah  says:

    You’ve been doing an amazing job with your fitness journey. I love how you show women exercises the can do either in the gym or at home. The fact that your family is involved let’s moms know, carving out time to exercise is possible.

    • De  says:

      All things are possible and trying to teach my girls through my actions not my words.Thank you so much!

  • Ange @ Cowgirl Runs (@cowgirlruns)  says:

    I tried something similar to the surge, but without the water. I love the idea of mixing things up to wake up more muscles.

    • De  says:

      Get more bang for your buck and inertia resistance is pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by!

  • katiesfootprintsoffaith  says:

    I’ve never tried the surge but have seen other women start using it! I’m always looking to try something new! Thanks for sharing!

    • De  says:

      Love how fitness is always evolving. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kimberly Hatting  says:

    Okay, I want one of these! I don’t do crunches either (total waste of time LOL), so this would definitely be a great little toy to add to my collection 😉

    • De  says:

      EXACTLY! Such a waste of time and energy. Let me know what you think if you get one?!

  • Marcia  says:

    What a cool piece of equipment! Lately I’ve been working with an ActivMotion Bar which has ball bearings inside that roll to keep you off-balance and engaging your core for stability. This sounds similar!

    • De  says:

      I’ve tried the ActivMotion Bar at Idea World last summer. I lost to another women doing a side plank contest and hold the ActivMotion Bar in the air. Phew, I felt that for days! I am loving the dynamics of inertia resistance.

  • Rachel  says:

    This looks so cool. I saw someone else review it too and I definitely need one of these in my life.

    • De  says:

      It’s pretty cool! Let me know what you think if you do?!

  • The Accidental Marathoner  says:

    Ok that looks really hard, but it also looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing the video!

    • De  says:

      You’re right the challenge is fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kathryn @ Dancing to Running  says:

    Its always great to mix things up in order to keep our muscles “on alert” and not let them get too used to a particular routine. This looks like a great tool to use to do just that.

    • debolton  says:

      I agree and I like that description “on alert” definitely great tool for that

  • Elaine  says:

    What an interesting piece of equipment! I like the functional training aspect of it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

  • MB Jackson  says:

    Nice review! I need a little stability training in my life! Looks like it would be very effective without being boring 🙂

  • Anna @ Piper's Run  says:

    This sounds like a great piece of equipment to add to a home gym!

  • Nikki (@inthemo_blog)  says:

    That look like a great piece of equipment to work out at home! I may give it a try! Nikki x

  • Beth Shankle Anderson  says:

    I can definitely see The Surge being a great way to grow your strength while getting in a great workout!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  • Toni  says:

    This isn’t such a great piece of equipment, it adds functional movement to so many exercises!!!

  • noonetocompare  says:

    Looks like this really requires you to pay attention to what you are doing. This sounds like a great way to shock your body if you are looking to change up your fitness routine. I would definitely use something like since it allows you to work your core without actually working your core lolol. Looks fun too!

  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com  says:

    It looks like it does an amazing job during workouts. I love how it’s multi use.

  • Joely Smith  says:

    Wow this is innovate! I have never seen anything like this before so thank you for letting me (and others) know that it is out there. We all like trying new and different things to find what works for us. Looks like you really love it! I may have to give it a try.

  • Ance  says:

    This peace of equipment looks interesting, I never seen before something like this. I need to do more training at home because i don’t have lot of time go to the gym, so this would be great for me ! Great video !!

  • creativethriftychef  says:

    This is what me and my husband need at home. We don’t have time to go to the gym so this equipment will come handy.

  • Nichole  says:

    I am excited for you. I applaud your drive determination and commitment.

  • Milica Momcilovic  says:

    This is the first time I hear of this product but it seems to be awesome. I love to exercise myself and my hubby is a pro soccer player so this could be something we could give it a try. 🙂

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.  says:

    I’ve never heard of this before but I like the way it can be adapted to what you need! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa Rios  says:

    I love the way how fitness related things are improving every day. I have never tried the surge before, but my sister is so much involved in to it and this equipment could be so handy for her.

    • De  says:

      Awesome! Yes, the discovery in science is daily. I hope she can add it to her workout routine.

  • Amrita Basu  says:

    Looks wonderful .I love functional workouts too.Plus it’s portable .That’s a boon

    • De  says:

      Very convenient the portability!

  • Anosa  says:

    Never tried this yet but I think I need to try on these coming days. The advantages of the work-out is perfectly good for us.

    • De  says:

      I think it’s great for every one and every fitness level! Let me know what you think when you do?

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