Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are an aquatic dumbbell designed to increase arm resistance and intensify your workout.
Sold in pairs, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoy uses premium quality Ethafoam's flotation properties and a distinct dumbbell shape to create drag, increase water resistance and create a challenging upper-body workout. When submerged, they feel and act like weighted barbells underwater, except you must resist buoyant force pulling up instead of dragging down.
The Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are a great way to add variety to your workout, offering several versatile and fun workout possibilities. Whether you work to keep the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoy underwater or you move the barbell through the water, either way you will feel the burn in your upper-body. Thanks to the buoy's familiar barbell shape, it's easy to bring traditional on-land workout motions to an even higher level in the water. And, like traditional dumbbells, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys can be held both vertically and horizontally.
You can condition your upper body in both deep and shallow water. Because the dumbbells use buoyant force to create resistance, you can alter that resistance by simply changing the intensity and force of your motion.
Great for Seniors and Rehabilitation
For seniors or those rehabilitating from injuries, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoy greatly reduces impact on joints, offering a safe way to build and strengthen muscles around critical areas. The dumbbells' large, cushioned hand grips are also designed and sized to decrease tension in the wrists and shoulders. With a handle circumference of 1 1/2 inches, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are great for those with arthritis or who have trouble gripping. Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys also serve a double purpose, functioning as an underwater resistance trainer or at the surface for flotation or stability (still, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are NOT A LIFESAVING DEVICE).
Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are manufactured with a sturdy construction for lasting durability, and the Ethafoam does not break down when cared for properly.
Specifications - All Measurements are in INCHES
||FOAM DISC THICKNESS PER END
||FOAM DISC DIAMETER
||LENGTH OF BAR BETWEEN DISCS
If you want to add buoyant resistance to your aquatic workout without sacrificing the use of your hands, you might also consider the Hydro-Fit Cuffs. Or, for buoyant support for suspended water exercise and increased resistance for enhanced upper body conditioning, take a look at the Water Gear Noodle.
Are you a swim instructor relying on Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys or related equipment to train your team or clients? The Hydro-Fit Instructor bag holds 12 pairs of hand buoys, 12 pairs of cuffs, or 16 aquatic belts.
If you like the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys, you might also like the AquaJogger Delta Bells, aquatic dumbbells with a triangular design offering adjustable resistance. The AquaLogix Bells are a more non-traditional approach to creating drag and resistance. These buoyancy-neutral bells are available in three resistance levels to benefit all ages and abilities.
The AquaGear Opinion
The Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are extremely buoyant. They offer more resistance than Aquaflex paddles, and it's best to take things slowly and get used to the added resistance. Still, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys have large, comfortable padded hand grips suited for longer workouts. Use in shallow water provides greater stability and ease of motion when performing exercises. You might also use these dumbbells to target your core muscles as well.
The Bottom Line
Whether you are rehabilitating from an upper-body injury, a senior trying to stay in shape without straining joints, or a competitive athlete seeking a challenging aquatic workout, there is a Hydro-Fit Hand Buoy for you. Grab yours today!