How much weight can you curl? That is a common phrase heard at gyms around the country. So what is a curl? A curl is a done with dumbbells and can be done in a variety of positions. The most common is seat with your elbow resting on your thigh, legs open. With the dumbbell in hand, lower your hand till arm is fully extended and then curl back up just bending at the elbow. You can also do curls by sitting on an inclined weight bench, a dumbbell in each hand and arms hanging by the sides. By bending the elbow, you curl the weights up.
Whichever method you choose, curling dumbbells builds shapely biceps. But they are not just for the bicep. Dumbbells are one of the most versatile tools for lifting weights. You can work shoulders, back, chest, and legs along with the biceps. A popular dumbbell is the chrome dumbell. chrome dumbbells There are two styles. One is a solid chrome dumbbell that is one weight and usually comes in a set of increasing weights. The other is a metal bar with a collar, little chrome plates of increasing weight and locks on each end. These plates are interchangeable as you increase your workout or work on other muscle groups.
Chrome dumbbell replacement weights come in many different sizes. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, affects your choice of plates. Chrome is a great choice for it’s durability as well as its shiny appearance, which looks great in any home gym. By spinning the little lock on the end, you can swap plates and increase or decrease the weight on the fly. For many, a simple set of dumbbells is all they need for a great workout. Those who cannot afford a gym or do not have room in their house for one, can buy a set and put them in a closet or corner of the house to use their will.
While aerobic exercise is touted as the great fat burner, weight training is actually more beneficial. By building muscle, you are speeding up your metabolism so that it works for you even when you are at rest. Muscle also adds shape to the body, more so than a cardio workout alone. Two people are sitting on a couch where one has more muscle than fat versus the other who has more fat than muscle. They both weight 150 pounds and stand 5′ 8″. At first glance they don’t look much different but inside, the person with more muscle than fat is burning more fat just sitting there. If they were to stand up, that person most likely has a better shaped body. Jump ahead one year, with them eating the same amount without exercise or anything else, the one with more muscle will weigh less and have less fat just by virtue of the muscle burning fat as he sits.
Weight training is very important to healthy and balanced body. Dumbbells are one of the most convenient ways to train. Combine the two and you are off and running on your way to health.