Not So Dumb Anymore
This entry was posted on February 25, 2014.
We’re long past the days when dumbbells were just for meatheads, when your dad or your brother or your grandpa had a set in the garage and pumped up before going out drinking. Strength training came out of the garage a long time ago, and is recommended for everyone now, young and old, male and female. Marketing being what it is, yes, there was the unfortunate phase of the “lady dumbbells,” pink, of course, but condescending products aside, there’s no doubt that strength training is an exceptional workout.
Strength training has numerous long-lasting benefits, and if you’re at all physically able, it’s worth it to come up with at least a light routine that you can do multiple times a week. In addition to just making you stronger, weight training workouts improve your posture, decrease pressure on your joints (because your muscles are strong enough to do the work), and enhance bone density. Weight training after menopause has been shown to help women maintain bone strength and stave off osteoporosis.
Today’s weights are designed to keep you fit and toned without patronizing you. And at Fitness Expo, we carry a great selection of dumbbells as well as funny-looking contraptions called kettlebells (basically, what the men are throwing around in those World’s Strongest Man competitions). Our PowerBlock Classic Series 45 weight set gives you dumbbells in 5-lb. increments from 5 to 45 pounds, plus a stand to keep them organized. We also have two PowerBlock Kettleblock sets, one that replaces 5 units and another that replaces 8, and the PowerBlock storage stand to keep things tidy.
At any of one 8 locations around Louisiana, Fitness Expo is staffed with enthusiastic experts who are eager to show you what we have and how to use it. We can set you up with a set of weights appropriate for your height, as well as the benches and racks to help you use everything most effectively, maybe a couple of gym towels, because you will be working up a sweat, right? Your workout’s not going to look like you’re just speed-drying your nails. You will also receive assistance with a workout you’ll be ready to start doing as soon as you get home.