Water aerobics is a great way to exercise to increase muscle mass or even lose weight without putting any strain on the joints. Even people who suffer from various injuries and illnesses and are unable to weight lift, jog or even do aerobics on land are able to enjoy the weightless benefits of working out in the water. In order to maximize your time working out in the pool, there are certain accessories you should purchase.
To add resistance for your arms while working out in the water, there are a variety of water barbells available, such as the Speedo Aqua Fitness Barbells. What sets these barbells apart from others is their EVA foam construction that resists damage from chlorine and lightweight structure to make them easy to take with you. They are the perfect way to provide flotation assistance, as well as resistance in the water.
A jog belt is a must-have for anyone who participates in water aerobics. Perfect for deep water workouts, these belts give you the help you need with flotation, as well as provides back support during your workouts. The Speedo Aqua Fitness Jogbelt offers an adjustable waist up to 48 inches, making a perfect fit for anyone.
For maximum resistance and higher levels of workouts in the water, add a pair of aqua gloves to your workout gear this summer. The TYR Elite Fitness Gloves offer double-sided neoprene webbed construction to give you even more resistance in the water. With an adjustable wrist and the ability for your fingertips and thumbs to touch the water, you can feel the water as you move through it, burning calories and increasing muscle mass with each movement.
Just as you would want proper support while working out on land, you need support in the water. Choose a pair of water aerobics shoes that are lightweight, offer traction and are made from quick drying material to keep you comfortable in and out of the water. The Speedo Hydro Trainer Water Shoe offers maximum ventilation, a perfect rubber sole for traction and Speedo foam for comfort.
Kick up your leg workouts with fitness kickboards that are designed to keep your arms stable while your legs do all of the work. The Speedo Adult Swim Kickboard is made from EVA foam and is the perfect size for any adult trying to focus on their legwork and maximizing muscle mass in their legs alone.
Of course, no water aerobic workout would be appropriate without the right chlorine-resistant swimsuit. You should look for a swimsuit that offers comfort, flexibility and the right material to resist fading and wear and tear from chlorine. This will allow you to avoid restrictions during your workout, while offering long-term wear.