While these gloves might look like something out of a superhero movie, they are actually a great tool you can use to help develop upper body strength. It should come as no surprise that treading water is a great cardio, as well as muscle-building exercise. While your body is in suspension, you are using dozens of muscles across your upper and lower body to stay afloat. The only problem is, your cardiovascular endurance lets you down well before your muscular endurance does. Unless you are a Navy SEAL, your ability to tread water probably doesn’t last more than 5 minutes.
What if you were able to tread water continuously for 30, 45, even 60 minutes straight? The muscles in use would receive low-impact stimulation the entire time, thereby working them just like any other form of weight lifting or exercise. What this would result in is a highly effective workout, that takes no more than 30-45 minutes, AND hits almost all of your upper and lower body muscles simultaneously. The DarkFin Glove makes it possible to do just that.
By adding large webbing between the backside of each finger, these gloves increase surface area by 70%. This results in your ability to tread water without over-extending your cardiovascular system. What you get is a serious muscular workout that you can continue on with for much longer than you would have been able to otherwise. Don’t worry about sinking to the bottom like a lead pipe after a few minutes anymore. Focus on your muscles and be in touch with which ones you are using. You can try varying methods of treading water, i.e. arms in circles, butterfly kicks, arms up and down, etc. By spending a few minutes using different methods to keep yourself afloat, you will be sure to work your muscles in the best way possible.
These gloves are a very reasonable $25 and are designed of light weight rubber that are built to last. Check them out at their website. If you decide to give these a try, let us know how they work out for you!