The Water Gear Aquaflex Paddles are adjustable water fans that can add variable upper body resistance to your aquatic workout. They are great for aqua aerobics and muscle specific arm exercises.
Allows for Variable Resistance
The Aquaflex Paddle's adjustable fan blades open and close to five adjustable levels of resistance, allowing more or less water to flow through the fan and varying the resistance the water fan produces. Depending on the resistance level you choose, you are making your arms work incrementally harder and adding intensity to your aquatic workout.
In addition to the adjustable resistance of the paddles themselves, resistance is variable depending on how fast the fans are propelled through the water. Do your exercises faster to increase the resistance even further, intensifying your workout.
Great Low-Impact Strength Training
Water Gear's Aquaflex Paddles make it easier to focus on technique and movement when engaging in upper body aquatic workouts. These paddles are buoyancy-neutral, meaning that they neither sink nor float. Rather, they allow the user to engage muscles at their will and as a result, achieve a more focused workout. The large handgrips are easy to hold, and great for those with joint problems or arthritis.
Although the Aquaflex Paddles are made of durable heavy-grade plastic, Water Gear throws in a complimentary mesh carrying bag to keep them dry, together and protected.
The Aquaflex Paddles are sold in pairs, and available in blue only. Each paddle is very lightweight, weighing only 7.6 ounces.
If you are searching for upper body aquatic training gear, you might also take a look at the All Pro Aquatic Wrist Weights. These adjustable wrist weights add resistance to your aqua aerobics or aquatherapy. Or the All Pro Weight-A-Band Weighted Aquatic Resistance Tubing offers a unique, aquatic take on exercise bands.
If you like the Water Gear Aquaflex Paddles, you might also like the Hydro-Tone Bells, which are great for upper body strengthening and abdominal conditioning and, like the Aquaflex, you can easily increase the intensity simply by increasing the speed. The Aqualogix Bells are another bell resistance training tool, available in three different resistance levels to benefit all ages and abilities.
The AquaGear Opinion
Though unpadded, the AquaFlex Paddles are comfortable and easy to grip. The minimalist design is not at all bulky, but still provides an excellent workout (and also makes the water fans incredibly lightweight). The Water Gear AquaFlex Paddles are a great, compact alternative to buoys. The adjustable open and close feature does take some getting used to, but the variable resistance gives a more versatile workout than, say, hand buoys.
The Bottom Line
If you are serious about your aquatic workout, you need to add upper body resistance gear to your routine. The AquaFlex Paddles are a simple, effective and versatile way to fully engage your arms against any number of varying resistances.