As you progress on your journey to improve your health, you may become interested in using other equipment that can add to what you have already achieved. If you’re considering weight training, there are several reasons why you should add dumbbells to your workout.
Convenience and Flexibility
One reason you should consider working with dumbbells is that they provide lots of convenience and flexibility. You can easily store them in your home and use them indoors and outdoors to exercise. This convenience will save the time you would have spent going to a gym to do similar weight training.
Dumbbells also provide users with flexibility when it comes to the exercise itself. If you want to focus on unilateral training, where you only work on one limb at a time, the dumbbells allow you to do that. The weights also allow the user to move more naturally than they would with barbells, which can be helpful if you have limited mobility.
Better Strength and Health
Another reason why you should add dumbbells to your workout is that they’ll increase your strength and improve your health. For example, some workouts can leave you with one limb that is stronger than the other. But dumbbells can help correct these disparities and make your body more balanced.
The dumbbells can also help your health by improving your circulation. Lifting these weights causes your body to pump your blood stronger and increase the flow of nutrients and oxygen. Additionally, you may be able to sleep better because you tire your body out more with them.
Increased Workout Intensity
Dumbbells can add intensity to your treadmill workout and benefit you. After running or walking on a treadmill for a long time, you may need something to boost your energy output, which is where dumbbells can help. By carrying them as you walk, you exert more effort, which helps with your blood flow, heart health, and the development of more strength.
Adding dumbbells to your exercise routine can help you further progress in reaching your fitness goals. You’ll not only feel satisfied emotionally but feel better physically as well.
Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.