What is the Hydro-Tone Barbell System?

The new Hydro-Tone Barbell is extremely versatile 2 in 1 system! It can be used as a maximum resistance barbell, or you can remove the bells from each end and use them independently to perform a wide range of upper body exercises.

Please note 5-Minute assembly is required prior to your first use. Instructions are included in the box, or you can watch our assembly video here.


Max Resistance

Ideal for those focused on developing power and strength

2-in-1 System

Interchange between barbell and bells to perform a wide range of exercises

Easy Assembly

Quick and easy assembly makes it easy to transition from barbell to bells

Made In The USA

Proudly designed and made in the USA to the highest quality

Assembling the Hydro-Tone Barbell

Hydro-Tone Barbell Deadlift

Hydro-Tone Boxing Punches


How do I assemble my Hydro-Tone Barbell?

You should have received instructions in the box. We also recommend watching this quick assembly video

What tools do I need to assemble my Hydro-Tone Barbell?

In addition to what comes in the box, the only tool you will need is a phillips screwdriver. A phillips screwdriver will work for both versions of the screw that your bells may have, “square” or “phillips.”

Can I use the Hydro-Tone bells separately for an upper body workout?

Yes! You can remove the bells by pushing the adapter buttons on both sides of the bar end simultaneously. Please note that the barbell adapter piece has been designed to remain in place to allow easy assembly. Whilst it will not affect the performance when using the bells on their own, we encourage you to take care and ensure the adapter pieces are facing away from your body when working out.

The Aquastrength Barbells use modified Aquastrength Bells which are not meant for handheld use.

Will the Barbell Kit work with an existing set of Hydro-Tone Bells?

Yes! If you already own a pair of Hydro-Tone Bells, you can purchase a barbell Kit to convert your bells into a barbell.

Do I need to take the Hydro-Tone barbell apart after using it?

If you live in a cool climate and can leave the barbell laying flat while in storage you can leave it fully assembled. However we recommend removing the bell from each end of the barbell before storing it if you live in higher temperatures or are unable to lay flat. This will help prevent any unnecessary bowing. Storing your equipment in a climate controlled location is always preferred.

I already have an Aquastrength Barbell, what’s the difference?

The Hydro-Tone Barbell can be used as a barbell, or as bells. It also provides significantly more resistance than the Aquastrength Barbell so is ideal for those focused on strength and power. The Aquastrength Barbell is still a great option for general fitness and in particular rotational based exercises.

How long is the Hydro-Tone Barbell?

The length of the bar itself is 3 foot. With the bells attached the total length is 58″

I see a listing for the Barbell Kit and the Complete Hydro-Tone Barbell, which do I need?

If you already have a set of Hydro-Bells and simply want to be able to convert them to a barbell and back, then the Barbell Kit is all you need. If you don’t have a set of Hydro-Bells yet, then you will need to get the Complete Hydro-Tone Barbell, which includes the Hydro-Bells, Bar and Adapters.