Low Impact Workout
The Speedo Aquatic Fitness Barbells are an ideal set of hand buoys for water exercisers looking for an easy way to add upper body strength training at low impact levels. Their rounded foam design resists water entry with every movement, providing users with an engaging, manageable resistance level. If you feel that you'd benefit from an alternate level of resistance, the Hydro-Fit Hand Buoys are available in 3 sizes and are designed to work with standard water workouts and rehabilitation programs. And the Water Gear Resistance Bells are available in 5 different resistance levels. They're made from high quality EVA foam, making them an excellent option for hospitals, rehab facilities, and schools that see a high volume of use and require multiple sizes.
Besides providing resistance to the arms, back and chest, the Speedo Aquatic Fitness Barbells are buoyant enough to assist users with flotation support. The strong, durable EVA foam is resistant to water logging. Place the barbells beneath the knees or armpits to stabilize yourself in deeper water. Use them alone or in conjunction with a jog belt to support the entire body. Speedo has you covered with their Hydro-Resistant Jog Belt. Unlike other belts, this high quality device has no foam exposed, which reduces the chances of tears, dents and chips. Use the Hydro-Resistant Jog Belt with the Speedo barbells for stabilization during upper body exercises.
Comfortable to Grip and Use
The Aquatic Fitness Barbells are outiftted with soft, padded grips. This feature allows them to be used by exercisers that suffer from arthritis and grip problems. Even users who don't have hand or wrist issues will love the padded grips for their long-lasting comfort during extended workouts. The hand buoys' design makes them extremely lightweight and allows them to travel easily. Keep your Aquatic Fitness Barbells looking and feeling great for as long as possible by storing them properly after use. Toss them into the Speedo Ventilator Mesh Backpack, which is large enough to hold all your swim gear. It features a small compartment for keys and other personal items as well as a large storage area for wet items to air dry.
|HANDBUOY MODEL||FOAM DISC THICKNESS PER END||FOAM DISC DIAMETER||LENGTH OF BAR BETWEEN DISCS||OVERALL LENGTH|
|Measurements in inches.|
|SPEEDO AQUATIC FITNESS BARBELLS||3.25||6||4.5||11.125|
The AquaGear Opinion
AquaGear testers see a lot of hand buoys during trials, but the Speedo Aquatic Fitness Barbells definitely stood out from the bunch. Swimmers thought that their low-impact design would be ideal for beginners and those rehabilitating from old injuries. Although the barbells are low impact and easy to use, they're still able to provide an ample amount of resistance to improve upper body strength. The comfortable padded grip also received high remarks from the testers, as did the hand buoys' high quality design and composition.
The Bottom Line
The Speedo Aquatic Fitness Barbells would be a great addition to have on hand at any pool. If you're ready to start strength training your upper body, then pick up a pair today!