Dumbbell sets are a very popular exercise tool for many people. A dumbbell set can easily be incorporated into your workout routine. There is no need to purchase dumbbells of huge numbers as you can have an adjustable dumbbell set where you can hold onto a pair of dumbbells at the right height and this is enough for that entire workout. Your workout time is not limited, but you can perform several exercises simultaneously.
A lot of people think that dumbbells are a waste of money as they are the traditional free weights. However, these days a lot of fitness trainers are incorporating dumbbell sets into their workout routine. The free weights are great for building up the muscle mass but they are also very heavy and once you start using the free weights for resistance training then you will see that they are very hard to keep holding on to. This is one of the main reasons that so many fitness experts are now recommending the use of dumbbells.
The dumbbells themselves are called barbells while the adjustable dumbbells are known as dumbbells or stackable bars. These are used in the same way for exercising. When you have a barbell, you lift it up and lower it down. With adjustable dumbbells you can change the weight from between parallel to horizontal or even to inclined benches. The only problem with these is that the weight stays the same irrespective of how the bench is tilted and if you are using two barbells at different heights then the chances of them hitting each other increases.
If you are a member of a gym then you might have an adjustable dumbbell set that is provided by the gym. Alternatively, you can get a free weight set where you can do some simple exercises such as bicep curls or triceps extensions. The free weights are more of a personal exercise and can be kept in your home for whenever the urge to workout hits you. A lot of people prefer to have this type of dumbbell set because they are easy to transport, relatively cheap to buy and can be easily stored when not in use.
When using dumbbells you will also need a good pair of dumbbells grips. The grip should have a good amount of flexibility so that it will be easier for you to hold the dumbbells without having any difficulty in gripping it. A common design for dumbbell grips is the cap barbell which makes it easier to grip. The cap barbell can be fitted with different size grip pads for you to be able to grip the dumbbells in the right manner. A good dumbbell grip will enable you to carry out the exercises with ease and thus gain good muscle strength.
A lot of people these days are also buying exercise fitness videos, which show you how to perform the various exercises with dumbbells. These videos can help you get a better grip on the weights and thus increase your strength and flexibility. Dumbbell workouts with adjustable weights can be a very effective way of exercising. If you are looking for a safe, affordable and convenient way of working out, then go for dumbbells.