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Let’s Talk Dumbbells: Why You Need To Use Dumbbells and types of dumbbells

Published on March 24, 2022

There are many reasons why individuals should be using dumbbells in their fitness routines. It’s pretty puzzling when you think about it. People often go to the gym and train with weights that are too heavy for them, or they don’t use a weight at all (like a machine). The problem with this is that free weights often provide better workout results if the right type of dumbbell can be found.

Hex Dumbbells

Why is it Important to use dumbbells?

The dumbbell (a type of free weight) is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs, one in each hand.

Unlike the barbell, which is fixed in linear movement patterns, dumbbells allow a more natural range of motion. Dumbbells can be used to perform almost all barbell movements, but with the added benefit of each side working independently. This allows for a more natural movement instead of the fixed path of a barbell.

Dumbbells have a number of advantages over barbells:

  • They can be used more efficiently to perform the single-leg variations of many exercises (such as split squats and single-leg deadlifts)
  • They allow for a greater range of motion in exercises like seated overhead presses, which improves the effectiveness of the exercise and reduces joint strain.
  • They naturally reduce strain on the wrists by not requiring that they be held in a pronated position during exercises like standing curls and skull crushers.

Dumbbell exercises are often included as part of a general resistance training routine that uses free weights and machines. Dumbbells can also use for warm-up sets for heavier weight training using barbells.

Dumbbells are now available with adjustable weights, which are easy to use and do not require changing plates every time you increase or decrease weight. There is also a wide variety of exercise equipment that uses dumbbells, including upright racks and even cardio equipment such as seated row machines.

Hex Dumbbells 

A hex dumbbell is made from a Steele inner hexagonal-shaped head moulded in shock-absorbing rubber. The hexagonal shape prevents the dumbbell from rolling when placed on the floor. Hexagonal dumbbells are also known as Rubber Hex Dumbbells.

Rubber Hex Dumbbells are the most commonly found type of dumbbell in gyms. The rubber also helps protect flooring and equipment. The handles are made from solid steel and are coated with chrome or black oxide.

Hex dumbbell sets include multiple pairs of hexagonal dumbbells in different weights.

Rubber Hex Dumbbells are available in weights ranging from 1 kg to 70 kg. These dumbbells are popular because they’re easy to use and come in a wide range of weights. They’re great for everything from beginner exercises to advanced, helping you build muscle, lose weight or increase endurance.

Dumbbell set with rack

A dumbbell set with a rack is a piece of complete fitness equipment for the home, which includes several pairs of dumbbells ranging from 1 kg to 30 kg and a dumbbell rack to hold all dumbbells.

One of the best things you can do for your body is to use dumbbells from Kinta fitness. These are probably some of the most versatile, effective, and cost-efficient weights available on the market today, so there is no reason not to incorporate this type of equipment into your program.

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