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  • How Many Kettlebells Should I Buy?

    So, you’ve caught onto the latest weightlifting trend of kettlebells, have you? Is it because of the huge number of calories that a kettlebell workout can consume? Maybe it’s the promise of efficient fat burning and the resulting toned look. Whatever the reason for your interest, there’s no doubt that the popularity of kettlebells has […]

  • Are Dumbbells in Pounds or Kilos?

    If you’re in the market for a set of dumbbells for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions that you need answered before you can make the appropriate purchase.  Dumbbells are usually a cornerstone of any home gym and provide a versatile way to perform a large number of exercises that affect […]

  • What are Weight Plates Made Of?

    Weight plates are a common sight in both home and commercial gyms.  Used by themselves or with a barbell, they provide a simple way to increase the load on muscles when performing exercises.  What are weight plates made of and what type of weight plates are available to the average bodybuilder?  To answer those questions, […]

  • How Many Weight Plates for Home Gym?

    For those who are taking their weightlifting more seriously, having a set of weight plates at home begins to make more and more sense. Not only will you save time and money from going to and from the gym, you’ll be able to lift weights whenever the fancy strikes you. This could be between periods […]

  • How Heavy Should My Dumbells Be for Toning?

    Dumbbells are a great way to sculpt and tone muscles in your arms. But many people, quite often women, are looking for their gym workout to simply tone their arm muscles rather than growing, bulky bodybuilder type muscles. This will come down to the frequency of exercises and the weight that you’re lifting. If you’re […]

  • Can You Lift Dumbbells Every Day?

    Dumbbells are a great tool for upper body workouts, muscle isolation, and even cardiovascular and flexibility training. They are extremely versatile and offer a wide range and a large number of exercise possibilities. But can you lift dumbbells every day? It’s certainly possible to do so, but it might not be recommended. How often you […]

  • Can Dumbbells Be Used Instead of Kettlebells

    For today’s gym user there’s an ever-widening variety of equipment that can be used to help you keep fit.  What started out as pushups and sit-ups soon moved onto free weights which eventually morphed into exercise machines.  How is a gym goer supposed to keep up?  Is all this new equipment necessary?  Can you swap […]

  • Which Dumbbells are Best, Rubber or Steel?

    When it comes to weightlifting, dumbbells are probably the most common type of weights sold. They’re highly versatile, can isolate various parts of your body and can grow with you as you get stronger. If you’re looking to put together a home gym, starting with a set of dumbbells is a great idea. However, you’ll […]

  • Why Should Fitness Equipment Be Purchased New?

    More and more people have realized that a combination of diet and exercise is the path to combating the obesity levels that our society seems to be taking on. For those who have been working out for years, and even those who are just starting, home fitness equipment can make a lot of sense. Over […]

  • Can Dumbbells Help You Lose Weight?

    When it comes to weight loss there are as many experts as there are diets.  But the fact is that losing weight ultimately comes down to expending more calories than you’re taking in.  No one wants to starve themselves to the point of dropping pounds, so the sensible way to lose weight is to increase […]