Sep 18, 2013

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Get a Load of Fitness Benefits from Dumbbells



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Lifting weights is often part of a workout routine even for those who don’t intend to get into body building. Weight exercises can help bring the heart rate into the aerobic zone where one can get the better cardio benefits and burn calories more efficiently. It can also help increase bone density and build muscles. People who are serious about getting fit often invest in gym memberships, equipment, and trainers in order to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford all of these tools. Those who want to get fit while on a budget can look into less costly alternatives and practical equipment like the dumb bells.

One of the basic fitness equipment that a person can easily invest in is a set of dumb bells. Aside from being affordable, these mini weights can be used for a variety of routines for a whole body workout. It helps in improving cardiovascular fitness, building muscles, and burning calories. Lifting lightweight dumb bells for at least 30 minutes during an aerobic workout can help improve cardio stamina. Those who would like to build muscles can gradually move on to heavier ones as they progress in their exercise routines. They have the option to buy a set of dumb bells with varying weights ranging from under 5 lbs up to 15 lbs, or get the adjustable ones where they can simply add or reduce weight as they please. These tools are also versatile enough to be used for toning different parts of the body and not just the arms. It can be used for Chest and biceps, back and triceps, shoulders, and leg work-out routines whether one is sitting or lying down.

There is no need for fancy or bulky weight equipment to tone the body when there are small and tightly packed alternatives like the dumbbells. They can deliver results without taking much of your budget and storage space.

Are my 2 kilos too much? I wonder….


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  1. Loris Ayoub says:

    need to start to work out before I end up with flap wings lol
    2 kilos seems ok, I used to use 1 kilo only

  2. sherry butcher says:

    Good reminder that we need to use what’s best for us, like the dumb bell. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like to use handled exercise bands, both build up ligament and joint strength in upper body

  4. Weights are so important for so many things- metabolism, bones, heart, and even the brain. This is a great post. Thanks!

  5. i agree, no need to invest a lot of money in fancy equipment. I like the use of dumbells for working out.

  6. I have a set of dumb bells at home! The next step is to get the motivation to use them :P

  7. Gloria Walshver says:

    Using dumbbells is another great way to firm up your body.

  8. Candace Galan says:

    Always wanted a set of dumbbells, now more than ever after reading this article.

  9. Sandy Cain says:

    The only dumb bell here is me! I better start working out before it’s too late!

  10. rebeka deleon says:

    i use my weights when kicking back my legs and when working out my stomach area. also, when i do my punches, i do it while holding my weights.

  11. Cynthia Dingwell says:

    Very true. Need weights for definition and strength. Thanks

  12. This is already in my wish list dumbless and muscles.

  13. md kennedy says:

    I agree – I have gotten my husband to do some dumbells while watching TV on commercial breaks. I found a pair that you can fill with water for a bit of a workout when you are on the road.

  14. Strength training is SO important! I think people still have the misconception that aerobic is the only way to go but it’s been proven that weight training even assists in mental alertness.

  15. Jayne Townsley says:

    Another alternative to purchasing dumbbells is to simply use whatever canned goods you may have in your house that weigh approximately 1 pound. Especially good if you’re just starting out.

  16. Maria Iemma says:

    My doctor recommended weight lifting as part of my exercise routine. I need to buy some dumb bells, perhaps I will ask for a set for Christmas.

  17. Vanessa Wille says:

    My husband and I have a set of dumbbells collecting dust out in the garage. This post is very motivating, esp since lifting weights is so good for you and much cheaper than a gym membership.

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