Benefits of Working-Out with Dumbbells

There’s a circulating notion that dumbbells are only used for building specific muscle groups. That is only partially true. When you use these exercise equipment regularly and correctly, you are using not only the muscles directly affected but also the other muscle groups to stabilize your position. Overtime, all the muscles in your body become stronger and better coordinated. But other than building and toning the muscles, a pair of this heavy exercise equipment also brings numerous health benefits.

1. Reduces the risk of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects men and women. It is characterized by the brittleness of the bones that results in the pain and breakage. When you use dumbbells, your muscles and bones become stronger. Under the right supervision, your bone density increases to support your growing muscles. So with better bone density, you will also get reduced risks of osteoporosis.

2. Faster metabolic rate
As you age, your metabolism slows down that is why fat easily forms in your mid-section. If you do strength exercises using a pair of dumbbells, you are encouraging your metabolic rate and thereby your body burns fat faster. As a result, flabby arms and legs become firmer and your muscles are toner.

3. Reduces the risks of stroke and heart attack
Strokes and heart attacks are results of an uncontrollably high blood pressure. Contrary to popular belief, strength training is needed in order to reduce the risks of a cardiac arrest. In fact, research has it that a dumbbell workout lowers the resting blood pressure by about 2-4%.

4. Boosts self-esteem
A pair of dumbbells can just be two weights in a pole if not used well. But if there fully utilized, the user gets the boost of confidence because of a toner body and at fitter skin. Sagging issues are addressed better with a daily dumbbell workout than a quick visit to an expert for a liposuction.

5. Quick exercise with fast results
If your constant excuse in not working out is time, then a pair of dumbbells is perfect for you. You don’t have to use them for an hour because 10-20 minutes a day and three days a week of correct and everyday use will be enough to tone your muscles. Results can be seen in a month.

How to Get Started
Getting yourself your first pair of dumbbells is easy and inexpensive. You have a choice between a one-piece molded plastic or a handle bar with detachable weights. Whichever you choose, you need to be able to use it correctly in order to avoid any possible injuries.

If you are a beginner, do not just jump in and try to lift a ten-pound weight. You have to start slow. Try exercising with just a pair of blocks for this week, then next week, try to use a 2-pound weight and then slowly increase your weight as you go along. Since you will be adding weight in a week worth of interval, it would be nice if you would invest on a full set of dumbbell weights.

After using your dumbbells, store them in places least frequented especially if there are children in the house. Exercise caution when handling them because dropping them on your toe accidentally or hitting your chest with them will definitely hurt. With the right application, these pieces of exercise equipment will help you build strength, get stronger bones and achieve toner muscles too.

If you would like to get started on a dumbbell workout routine, visit one of our following locations:

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