Below are some facts about dumbbell use in strength training.
Dumbells are the most popular, most effective in building muscle, most cost effective
and easiet to use.
muscle group can be trained more effectively with dumbbells because the targeted muscles can be isolated for a more intense
workout. Stablizer muscles must be used to control the weight. This is not so
with barbells and machines.
can avoid plateaus in training. Simply put, there are many more exercises that can be done with dumbbells than with
barbells and machines. Muscles will not become accustom to the same movements each training session. It is important
to change exercises often to avoid plateaus.
can develop strength faster because there is a greater range of motion with each exercise. The more a muscle is exercised
to maximum range of motion the more muscle breakdown occurs to the muscle tissue, thus building more muscle by the body when
the tissue is repaired.
have proven in testing to work the heart muscle more than other types of strength training, leading to a stronger heart
and arteries. The reason seems to be that dumbbells give a greater range of motion.
Dumbbells allow more of the same range of motion
that is experienced in day to day movements which makes the body less pron to injury while going through daily life.
Dumbbells do not lock
the joints in to movements as do barbells and most machines, therefore, putting less stress on the joints and less
chance of injury.
Dumbbell causes better
balance because more stablizer muscles are strengthened.