family time spent exercising and having fun

family time spent exercising and having fun

Points To Consider When You Shop For Dumbbells

by Luis Williams

The dumbbell is a type of strength training equipment. You can perform just a few reps of challenging exercises with heavy dumbbells, multiple reps of moderately challenging exercises with medium-weight dumbbells, and you can carry light dumbbells during aerobic exercises. When you shop for new dumbbells, it is useful to consider the ways that you plan to use these weights. If you are interested in performing push-ups with dumbbells instead of placing your hands on the floor, you should consider the following points.

Comfortable Grips

Some dumbbells are more comfortable to hold than others, and this is something you should keep in mind when you shop for weights to use for your push-up workouts. When you are gripping the dumbbells with your hands while in the push-up position, much of your body weight will be putting downward pressure on your hands. You do not want your hands to be sore. As such, dumbbells with comfortable grips will be important. Weights that have thicker grips may dig into your hands less, while those that are covered in rubber or vinyl may also be more comfortable than those that are bare metal. Discomfort can discourage you from performing this beneficial exercise, so choosing weights that will not cause pain is important.

Hexagonal Shape

When you look at different dumbbells for sale, you might notice some that have circular weights and others that have hexagonal weights. If you are wanting to use these weights for your push-up workout, you will likely find that the hexagonal variety is a better choice. Weights that are circular have the potential to roll, which can make them difficult to hold in a stationary manner. Conversely, those that are hexagonal will sit still on the floor, making it easier for you to perform your exercise.

Suitable Weight

If you have experience with strength training, you likely have an idea of what weight you can manage with certain exercises. If you are going to start incorporating push-ups with dumbbells into your workouts, it is a good idea to understand how much they should weigh. This exercise can be challenging, and you do not want to choose dumbbells that are so heavy that you hurt yourself. It can be advantageous to try some of these exercises—perhaps by borrowing a set or even at your fitness retailer—so that you can get a sense of what weight is right for you. Contact a company that provides strength equipment for more information. 


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Exercise can become a family fun time. If you get your entire family involved with an exercise regimen, not only can you get healthy as a family, but you can find the time you need to spend together. With schedules being as crazy as they are in many households, it can be hard to find the time to do anything more than say goodnight and good morning before taking off to take care of the day. My blog will provide you with several ideas that can help you get your entire family involved with an exercise plan that will fit in your schedule and be fun enough for everyone to enjoy.