Use these 10 essentials to take your strength workouts to the next level.
Brittany Smith and MEN'S FITNESS Editors 1 / 11
The latest trend hitting the fitness scene? Resistance training + water. Speedo and EXOS now offer Speedo FIT, a total-body aquatic training program that includes stretching, cardio, resistance, and strength training exercises you do in the pool, lake, or ocean. Whether you're looking to improve power, endurance, or recovery, these moves will complement your land-based training. Read this for more information and water exercise video demos.
To make underwater training more comfortable and effective for land-dwellers, Speedo also unveiled a new line—also called Speedo Fit—which consists of specially designed goggles, hand paddles, compression swimwear, fins, and sneakers. Check 'em out on the following slides.
The mask fit of these mirrored goggles offers full coverage to protect your eyes. The lenses are designed to eliminate distortion and prevent fog and water condensation from building up as you swim. These are also UV protected to block the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Made from super-soft silicone, this cap is comfortable and made for the long haul. The gridded texture on its interior keeps hair from snagging when you pull it on or off (even if you have medium to long hair).
Forearm paddles prevent your wrists from flexing so your hand enters the water at the right entry point and adds resistance with every swim stroke. Side valves pressurize water with each pull, but also push more water along the paddle's edge so you have a strong, smooth trajectory.
Ergonomic foot pockets in these fins streamline your body position, aligning and elevating your hips and feet so you can float properly; scalloped outer edges force more water over your feet, pushing you further and faster during kicking drills; under-heel straps provide an added bit of stability and channels on the top and bottom of the fins direct water in the right direction so you can kick more efficiently.
Need to improve your kicks during open water swims? This kickboard will do the trick—improving your leg strength in the process. Engraved finger scallops guide your hands into the proper position and underside grooves provide an easy-grip surface. The board is crafted from a textured foam so you spend more time focused on your workout, not holding on for dear life.
From swim to sleep, Speedo's newest wearable, the Shine 2, lets you monitor your every move. (It's accuracy is validated by Speedo’s Aqualab.) Like its predecessor, the Shine 2 contains lap-counting algorithms that track lap count across all stroke types, can control connected devices, deliver calls and text alerts with vibration notifications, and more.
Reduce muscle fatigue, speed recovery, and prevent chafing with these jammer swim shorts. Designed with built-in compression and crafted with ultra-light quick-dry fabric, these are a must for transitioning between land and water.
Built for the fitness swimmer, this jammer is optimal for laps. The targeted compression supports muscles for added power and quick recovery; bonded seams eliminate chafing; and the material is UV-protected.