About Dumbbells & Kettlebells
Why Purchase Dumbbells and Kettlebells?
Dumbbells and kettlebells are weights whose motion is not constrained by external apparatus. Whilst weight machines such as Multi Gyms and Cable Machines are still an important part of any strength training routine, they do not offer the same benefits as free weights.
Free Weight Advantages
Using free weights such as dumbbells or kettlebells incorporates the stabilising muscles that enable you to perform the exercise movement. Using stabilising muscles to lift weights will make you more effective in producing overall muscular strength and power. Other benefits are:
- Free weight exercises are more closely matched to the natural movements of your muscles and joints
- Free weights help improve your overall balance and coordination
- You can perform a wider variety of exercises with free weights, e.g. with a simple set of adjustable or fixed dumbbells or an Olympic or standard barbell set you can perform hundreds of exercises, whereas you are limited to the amount of exercises that can be performed when using a smith machine for example
- The costs of weights are inexpensive, they are also portable and use little space in comparison to strength training machines.
Dumbbells and Kettlebells
Dumbbells: Sometimes referred to as hand weights, dumbbells have a weight plate attached at each end of a dumbbell bar. Dumbbells are great for the strength trainer who is conscious of workout time and also has the available space. A full set of dumbbells will allow you to quickly and easily transition between dumbbells.
Kettlebells: A Kettlebell is a cast iron/rubber encased ball shaped weight with a handle attached. Kettlebells offer a variety of strength training and endurance workouts for a minimal cost. They also take up minimal space, making them ideal for everyone. Some of the newer kettlebells have adjustable weight stacks (known as selectorised kettlebells). Kettlebells typically increment in 2kg steps, starting at 2kg going up to 40kg.
What Fitness Superstore Offers You
At Fitness Superstore we offer the widest selection of dumbbells and kettlebells. We also sell many of the leading brands such as Bodypower, York Fitness, Gold's Gym, Marcy Fitness, Bowflex and many more.