December 13th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Aqua Dumbbells

They might not weigh very much, but aqua dumbbells are a great addition to your underwater workout because they are so light. They’re made of foam or plastic floats attached to a plastic rod. Unlike traditional dumbbells, which have resistance as you raise them, aqua dumbbells offer resistance lowering them in the water. Of course it’s only an effective workout if you keep them underwater!

When it comes to aqua dumbbells, the bigger the foam or plastic floats, the more resistance they provide. For safety reasons, it is recommended to not over extend or lock out your joints. Make sure to always start with slow fluid movements to gradually warm your muscles so as not to cause muscle spasms.┬áIt’s also recommended to never work out in the water alone as accidents can and do happen even to experienced swimmers.

Water Gear has dumbbells that offer 40, 60, and 80 percent resistance. For more information contact the pros at

Aquatic Dumbbells