Dumbbell weights are essentially dumbbells with fixed weights. They measure 10 to 15 inches long and weigh anywhere from one to more than 100 pounds (in increments of five).
Dumbbell weights are used in body building, workouts, sports training, resistance training, and weight training. They are usually used in pairs to develop and strengthen the muscles such as the biceps, triceps, and those in the shoulders, chest, abdomen, and legs.
Before you using the dumbbell weights, make sure that you are lifting them correctly. Using them the wrong way can injure you. It is important to do warm up and stretching exercises to loosen up your muscles and prepare them for lifting. Zero warm up can cause muscle strains or tears. It is best to consult with a fitness expert first before you start using dumbbell weights.
Types of Dumbbell Weights
Kinds of Dumbbell Weights include the following:
Solid metal dumbbell weights
Solid metal dumbbell weights are made of 100% cast iron. They are commonly used in professional training and in gyms.
Plastic-coated dumbbell weights
Plastic-coated dumbbell weights are made of hard plastic shells filled with concrete. The hard plastic shells are usually vinyl or neoprene. They are commonly used for lightweight training exercises and in home gyms. Some plastic-coated dumbbell weights are filled with sand or water instead of concrete.
Choosing Dumbbell Weights (Buying tips)
Correct weight: Choose dumbbell weights that you can manage to lift. Their weight should be proportional to your strength and training experience. You can strain and even tear your muscles if you force yourself to lift heavier dumbbells, especially if you are a beginner.