Dumbbells are small hand weights that can be used individually or in pairs. Available in a variety of different weight sizes, they are a fantastic total-body conditioning tool; providing a fast and efficient way to target all of the major muscle groups. Dumbbells can help you improve cardiovascular fitness, burn calories, build muscle and increase muscular endurance.
Used alone or with a bench, dumbbells are versatile, easy-to-use and a great addition to any home or commercial gym.
You don't need huge barbells to build muscle; focus on increasing your training density with our range of dumbbell weights. Training density is simply doing the same amount of work in less time or more work in the same amount of time. If you can do more work in less time, you'll be smashing it!
Use dumbbells to raise your heart rate and help improve your cardiovascular fitness. If you are new to exercise, improve your cardio stamina by using the lighter dumbbell weights for 30 minutes at a time. As your strength and fitness improves, increase the rep rate to move your heart rate into the aerobic zone.
Dumbbell exercises help strengthen and tone your muscles, which is great for weight loss. This is because a pound of muscle burns more calories than a pound of fat. So increasing muscle mass will help you burn more calories throughout the day. Experts recommends combining resistance training that builds muscles with cardio exercises for the best results.
If you regularly participate in sports, dumbbell exercises are a great way to improve your muscular endurance. Muscular endurance workouts focus on achieving a high repetition rate with the lighter dumbbell weights.
Weight-bearing exercises help to increase bone density, reducing the risk of a fracture.
Most of us have one arm or leg that tends to be stronger than the other. With a barbell, the stronger arm can assist the weaker arm but when you train with dumbbells, you have to use the resistance that the weaker arm can handle. Unilateral training with dumbbells will prevent the imbalance of strength and promote muscle development.