Dumbbells – Portable Home Fitness Equipment Weights
Article by Thomas Johnsen
In working out, either at home or in a gym, fitness equipments are needed. In general, it can be said that they make the whole indoor or outdoor exercise routine effective. And so to achieve whatever your fitness goal is, an exercise machine, tool or device must be right on your side.
Basically, all fitness equipments can be classified as either cardio or muscular. Each of these classifications has its specific use or purpose. Cardio equipments are mainly for burning calories and loosing weight whereas muscular fitness equipments are for toning or increasing muscles.
Over the years, the number of equipment stores both online and offline had significantly increased signalling the growing interest of many to staying fit. Example of companies that had been long tending to the fitness equipment needs of their customers is Proform. Like other fitness companies, they offer a very wide variety of commercial exercise tools, at times with great discount rates. Examples of those are abdominal, upper body and lower body fitness equipments.
Apart from equipment stores where you can buy whatever device or tool you need for exercise, there are also some shops offering fitness equipment leasing. If you are in a tight budget to either hire a professional trainer of buy your own exercise equipment, this could be the answer to your problem. With a few dollars and a little effort, you can already be in a good shape with the help of leased fitness equipment.
Let’s say though that you want to focus your workout on muscle development. What equipment will you exactly need for it? Well, there are the fitness equipment weights. They work by basically forcing your muscle to adapt to the weight lifted.
There are numerous types of them for sale. Usually, they vary in size and price. In a way, it can be said that the bigger the specific weight training equipment is the higher is its price.
Among fitness equipment weights though, the most popular and most used are the dumbbells. Whether you are a beginner or a professional weight lifter, surely, you can benefit from them. As they are portable, you don’t have to be in a gym to work on your lifting routines. With them, you can just stay at home and effectively tone those muscles.
There are two types of dumbbells that are usually for sale. The first one is the fixed weights dumbbells and the second type is the adjustable dumbbells. Their names are giving away their descriptions. The former is in a fixed weight of 5, 10 or 20 kg. The latter on the other hand can be set in various ways as you can add or remove weight plates on it of 2, 5 or 10 kg.
In summary, if you want to tone your muscles, dumbbells can sure be of help. With its portability, there are more benefits to it than just muscle development.
About the Author
Thomas is a well known specialist in fitness workout. His latest magazine article was a huge success. In it he shares how you can find an Olympic weight bench in a fairly simple but still very effective way. This is something that everyone working out will benefit from reading.
Try Using Adjustable Dumbbells For Weight Loss
Article by Kevin Long
You can use adjustable dumbbells to help with weight loss. However as with any weight loss resolution you must assume responsibility and acknowledge you’re the only one who can make it happen. Resolve to drop the weight and just do it. Yet many people may not have the time for a gym due to their schedules, family or other factors such as a stay at home mom or dad such as myself. A simple solution to this time constraint is an exercise plan using adjustable dumbbells. Today’s high tech adjustable dumbbells allow for ease of use, interchangeable weight add-ons and convenient storage capacity.
Depending on a number of factors such as weight loads, rest periods, intensity, exercise selection, etc., the average dumbbell weight training session combined with an aerobic session can yield a substantial caloric burn of 150 – 300 calories or more. The best part is you can easily do this in the home, early in the morning before your first meal and before the kids are awake (no excuses). However the key factor for taking off that extra layer of body fat with adjustable dumbbells is consistency.
Stay with it, even if the first few days seem tough and by the end of the week you’ll start to form a habit. Don’t set goals such as “I will lose 10 pounds in my first week”. You’re not on The Biggest Loser. Be realistic and instead aim to shed 1 to 2 pounds per week. It may not seem like much but your will power becomes greater to continue exercising when you see you lost that 2 pounds. Keeping the math simple-shedding 2 pounds a week equals 10 pounds after only 5 weeks! Now that’s a whole lot more realistic. Small steps equal huge gains.
Whether you’re lifting weights or doing cardio, the trick is to keep your body from adapting to what you’re doing. Changing your adjustable dumbbells weight load is the best way to keep your body responding to your efforts, start heavy then switch to a lighter weight and back to heavy. Adjustable dumbbells, or free weights, force your body to engage more muscle groups because they call on stabilizer muscles and your body core, to balance the weight, giving a better workout than to the range of motion that machines have to offer.
If you made a resolution to improve your health by losing weight or to improve muscle tone then adjustable dumbbells may be the way to go. Use the following routines as a guide only to get off to a good start or create your own routines, the important thing is to get moving and you can do it with adjustable dumbbells.
Dumbbell squats- 2 Sets of 10 repetitionsStiff legged dumbbell deadlifts- 2 Sets of 10 repetitionsStanding dumbbell calf raises- 2 sets of 15-20 repetitionsDumbbell bench press- 2 sets of 10 repetitionsDumbbell military press- 2 sets of 10 repetitionsOne-armed dumbbell rows- 2 sets of 10 repetitionsConcentration curls- 2 sets of 10 repetitionsKickbacks- 2 sets of 10 repetitionsBicycle crunches- 3 sets until failure
About the Author
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