Burn it up with Jenni Lynn

Wednesday, November 16 2022

Hydro Burn with Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour is a 48-minute water workout that targets cardio, strength and core with a combination of the water’s resistance and buoyant resistance from the use of foam dumbbells. If you enjoy using hand buoys in your pool workouts you will love this water exercise video. 

If you are a fan of Jenni Lynn and her S’WET inspired videos, this one will not disappoint.  This routine was designed to target muscle groups bilaterally and unilaterally to help correct muscle imbalances and improve overall strength.  The workout includes pool wall inspired exercises, but you do not have to use the pool wall.  The exercises can be performed simply by imagining a wall in front of you.  The hand buoy exercises are super challenging, creative and effective.

Hydro Burn-at-a-Glance
This 48-minute video features four working segments and a warm-up and cool down.  Two of the working segments are performed without equipment and as mentioned above can either be performed at the pool wall or with an imaginary pool wall.  These “wall’ segments are heavy on core recruitment.  You will feel the burn in your midsection.  The other two working segments feature the use of foam dumbbells.  One segment utilizes a pair of hand buoys and the other segment utilizes a single buoy.  I have produced over 300 water fitness videos and I can honestly say that these are some of the most innovative hand buoy exercises I have seen.  Watch Jenni Lynn talk more about Hydro Burn and hand buoys.

Foam Dumbbell Safety
Hand buoys are popular in water fitness workouts, but as Jenni Lynn mentions above, there are considerations when using them.  Choosing the correct size is crucial.  If the buoys are too large and dense it is impossible to exercise with good form.  Using over sized buoys with improper form can result in both acute and chronic injury, in particular to the shoulder.  Excessive gripping can also be an issue.  In this video, the hand buoy segments are separated so that the hands get an extended break from gripping.  Prolonged gripping can cause discomfort, pain and even elevated blood pressure.  Another consideration when using buoys, especially in this video is pool depth. Holding on to the buoys will make you more buoyant and so you want to be careful of getting too deep in the shallow end because that will make it difficult to exercise with good form.  However, the template for the hand buoy segments in this video includes a suspended variation for every exercise.  Therefore, you will want to be deep enough in shallow water to perform the suspended moves efficiently.   Watch Mark talk more about hand buoy safety in this extended video tutorial below

Related Hand Buoy Videos
If you enjoy using hand buoys in your pool workouts, Jenni Lynn’s husband Chris recently appeared in the video Drag & Buoy, which also includes some very innovative and effective hand buoy exercises.   Below are some other videos that are recommended.
Dunkin Dumbbells
2-Buoy Workout
1-Buoy Workout
Foam Dumbbell Workout

As always, Poolfit once again thanks Jenni Lynn for her passion and expertise in water fitness.  New to Poolfit?  Check out Jenni Lynn’s other videos.  And if you are enjoying exercising along with Poolfit videos, please share the love. Consider leaving us a review on the App Store or Play Store.  We need your testimonial to encourage others to give Poolfit a try.  Thank you in advance for helping us grow our small business.

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.