How to use Dumbells


How to use Dumbells

If you're looking for the tools to improve your body, dumbells may be the right choice. Without a doubt, these exercising tools will strengthen your exercising arsenal. By using these you will be able to enjoy a variety of workouts so you will never feel limited. This is very important especially for someone that isn’t particularly fond of working out.

Muscle Growth

It’s important to mention that dumbbells aid to muscle growth in two ways. The first being the mechanic overload. By integrating dumbbells, you will stimulate the muscle to repair itself and increase in size. The more frequent you use it, the bigger your muscle will grow. In addition to this, it also contributes positively to metabolic overload. If you work your muscle to the point of fatigue, your muscle, as a result, will store a large amount of glycogen. This chemical will then lead to bigger muscles.

Tip: If you’re interested in mechanic overload, you should use heavy dumbbells. Whereas, metabolic overload requires moderately sized dumbbells.

Increase Strength 

As you may know, by using this exercise tool, you are required to use one body part at a time. This means that you will be able to have a better workout as you can ensure strength gains. What stands out about these is the fact that it offers versatility. If you compare it to machines, you know that these will allow only one motion and one specific movement. Thus, you can only work out one specific muscle group. By using dumbbells, you will be able to find specific exercises that work for your body.

How to Use Them Effectively

If you’re going to use them, you have to ensure that you use them correctly. This is why it’s essential that you do not do the following mistakes:

  • Cardio before weightlifting – If you want to increase muscle size, you should avoid starting with cardio. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that you should do cardio at all. A combination of the two is essential.
  • You rush – It has been noted that it’s difficult to maintain form if you’re rushing through reps. Take your time and ensure that you have a proper form if you want the dumbbells to be effective.
  • You hold it incorrectly – When holding it, you have to ensure that your thumb is wrapped underneath the handle and your fingers are over it. As well as, you have to make sure that you hold your wrists as straight as you can.

Cool Exercises

Farmer’s Walk

If you want to ease your way into exercises, you should consider this type of exercise. The good thing about it is that you don’t have to worry about form. All you will need to do is to hold the dumbbell properly and take short yet quick steps. Walk as far as you can whilst holding one in each hand.


In order to maximize your workout, you should consider this exercise. In order to do it properly, you will need to use a platform and step on it with one leg at a time. Make sure that you use your heel when pushing up and flex your hip and the knee when stepping down.

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