Viavito 20kg Black Cast Iron Dumbbell Set View

Viavito 20kg Black Cast Iron Dumbbell Set

Allowing for a natural movement, this 20kg (44lbs) dumbbell set ensures safe and comfortable training sessions and helps to foster good form, build muscle mass, as well as to improve strength and muscle imbalances. The set enables you to work on your biceps, triceps, chest, arms and back muscles and includes 12 weight plates with a durable black finish, 2 chrome plated bars and 4 chrome plated precision-machined, smooth spinning spinlock collars providing quick and easy plate changes. Plus, there are knurled handles to guarantee a secure and firm grip when exercising.

PowerBlock Sport 2.4 Adjustable Dumbbells View

PowerBlock Sport 2.4 Adjustable Dumbbells

The Powerblock Sport 2.4 Adjustable Dumbbells provide a comprehensive weight training set for the home gym. The PowerBlock Sport Series can also be useful for personal trainers who provide their own equipment. The dumbells offer tapered handles, wrist supports which feature a more open design offering a larger handle cavity and the dial locks are recessed into the handle. The Sport 2.4 model is equal to and replaces the need for 8 pairs of traditional dumbbells. The weight range is 1.5kg-11kg per hand. The Sport 2.4 cannot be further expanded. The dumbbells are supplied as a pair.

DKN Rubber Hex Dumbbells View

DKN Rubber Hex Dumbbells

Get the results you want from your workouts with the DKN rubber hex dumbbells. Their quality hexagonal design prevents them from rolling away when not in use and the pinned cast iron rubber encased heads help to reduce noise and damage when placed on the floor for more pleasant workouts both at home and during light commercial use. Tone up your muscles, improve your strength and perform a wide range of effective drills and exercises with these excellent workout tools that are suitable for all users. The dumbbells are robust and durable, easy and comfortable to grip thanks to their ergonomically contoured and knurled handles, and made to last and withstand your exercise sessions.

York 2 x 1.25kg Rubber Hex Dumbbells View

York 2 x 1.25kg Rubber Hex Dumbbells

Designed to let you increase strength and work multiple muscles at once, the York 2 x 1.25kg rubber hex dumbbells are functional, versatile and easy to use training tools for safe and efficient workouts. They not only help to get a lean, muscular physique, but also improve balance, stability and range of motion. Featuring a practical hexagonal design, the dumbbells do not roll away when placed on the floor and they have a thick and durable rubber coating for added safety and protection. Plus, the dumbbells offer an ergonomically designed knurled handle with a chromium plating to deliver a secure, non-slip grip. The dumbbells are supplied as a pair.

PowerBlock Pro 50 Adjustable Dumbbells View

PowerBlock Pro 50 Adjustable Dumbbells

Offering a weight range of 10-50lbs (4.5kg-22.7kg) per hand in 5lbs increments, the PowerBlock Pro 50 are compact and space-saving adjustable dumbbells for versatile and effective strength training sessions. Perfect for gaining more power and increasing muscle mass, these easy to use dumbbells feature a special Auto Lock lever to lock adder weights when the handle is placed within a weight stack. Smooth and quiet performance is ensured by urethane coated steel plates, whilst an ergonomically designed contoured rubber grip provides a firm and comfortable hold. To maximize the range of motion there is an open draft of the interior surface, and a weight selector pin guarantees rapid adjustments. Plus, a tether cord enables you to quickly attach the selector pin to the weight plates. The Pro 50 replace 9 pairs of dumbbells or 540lbs (245kg) of free weights and come in a set of two.

York 14" Spinlock Dumbbell Bar - 1" View

York 14" Spinlock Dumbbell Bar - 1"

The York 14" spinlock dumbbell bar - 1" is perfect for toning arm muscles and increasing strength. It is compatible with standard 1” (2.54cm) weight plates and features a solid and reliable steel construction. Heavy-duty threaded bar ends help to prevent the weight plates from slipping, whereas a knurled, anti-slip hand grip guarantees a tight and comfortable hold to let you focus on your reps. Plus, the bar is chrome plated for enhanced durability and ensures quick plate changes and safety during workouts thanks to two included spinlock collars. It is sold individually.


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Dumbbells are free weights and one of the most common pieces of fitness equipment you’ll find in gyms, studios and homes across the world. The reason for this? Well there are many, but simply put they are very easy to use, extremely effective and highly versatile.

A bit of Dumbbell History

Weights have been used for centuries, if not millenniums, to increase strength and build up greater muscles mass, across all countries and cultures. The name in English might sound strange but it seems to come quite literally from its origins; the Oxford English Dictionary suggests that weights were used as a tool for practising bell-ringing, and as they made no noise they were called ‘dumb bells’.

Their use for bell-ringing practise has given way over the years to fitness applications, and the modern dumbbell has a handle with the main mass that makes up the weight located on the two ends. You will find different types of dumbbells, but in general they can be categorised into 3 types.

Types of Dumbbells

The first is fixed-weight ones, where the dumbbell is made with two equal weights on the end of the handle and the weight cannot be changed. These are very common and you can buy them individually or in sets. In gyms you will find racks with them ranging from as little as 0.5kg right up to 50kg or potentially even more.

Adjustable dumbbells come with a metal central handle and open ends onto which you can secure weight plates – like a smaller version of a barbell bar. The plates are kept in place using either collars or ‘spinlock’ systems, with neither being better than the other but just a matter of design and personal preference.

The third type, and probably the least common although certainly equally useful, is those which come in a block and allow you to select which weight you want to work out with. These selectorised weights are extremely practical, replacing the need for stacks of different weights of dumbbells, although they are a bit more bulky to exercise with. If you need a range of differently weighted dumbbells but are lacking in space, then these are an ideal option.

Materials and Designs

Dumbbells are generally made from cast iron but can have different finishes and exterior coatings, and the weighted ends can also come with different shapes and designs. Rubber and neoprene weights help to reduce noise and protect floor surfaces when placing them down between sets, making them great for home use. Hexagonal, or hex, dumbbells let you place them down without them rolling away, and rubber hex dumbbells are very popular. Rounded iron weights are very common and usually come in a black colour, something which you will see in commercial gym environments. And ones with a chrome finish will look stunning.

Why Use Dumbbells and what to do?

Dumbbell training is a highly effective way to tone key muscles groups, build strength and increase muscle mass. What’s more, exercising with dumbbells activates not only the main muscles themselves, but also the stabilising ones too which makes your workout more comprehensive and can help reduce the likelihood of injuring muscles.

Dumbbells are very accessible. For those who work out at home, they don’t have to cost the earth at all, but are a very cost-effective fitness accessory that can deliver the same outstanding results as gym workouts. And for gym-goers, every gym will have a wide range of weights to use and to use people of all levels of fitness and strength. Dumbbell workout routines will also fit in well to those people following weight loss programmes.

It might be a bit daunting, first not knowing what to do with them and second because other people seem to lift much heavier weights that you are capable of, but don’t let this put you off. Even adding a couple of kilograms of weight to any exercises you do will have a big impact, increasing the resistance against which your body moves.

Men and women can use dumbbells to enhance their fitness routines and target muscles that can be difficult to work doing other exercises. Giving you a great range of motion on all exercises, dumbbells will suit 100s of different reps and drills and are certainly not just for your upper body. Whilst many people know that they can be used for curls, presses, raises, rows to target the chest, arms, shoulders and back, pick up a pair when lunging, squatting, doing jumps, deadlifts and plenty of other lower body or total body exercises.

With dumbbells you can perform one arm at a time or both together, letting you ease into exercises or specifically work each side harder and more attentively. Using two dumbbells together also gives you a mental challenge, engaging your brain more as you train. And whilst barbells are exceptionally good strength tools, because you’re not restricted by a long bar you can usually take each rep with a dumbbell deep and work a greater range of each muscle.

So if you feel that dumbbells are for you, then have a browse of our range above on this page. At Sweatband.com we sell weights from all the top brands, giving you the best choice and fantastic prices!

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