weights are designed for two purposes only – to develop the muscle mass and to
increase strength. The most common forms of bodybuilding weights are the
barbells and the dumbbells. While other forms of weights come built into body
building equipment, the free weights are designed for better development of body
Bodybuilding weights come in many forms and sizes, or weights if you may. They are usually categorized in pounds and have a long history to them. The dumbbells are round with a handle in between. Typically, the dumbbells are two balls of iron molded into an iron handle measuring about four inches. But then why are they called ‘bells’? You may well ask! This is because when they were first developed, they were removable weights shaped in the form of iron bells of different weights.
These weights could be hooked up to handles and used as dumbbells or they could be hooked up to a long bar and used as a barbell. Today, these bodybuilding weights have changed in shape and design. They are designed as plates of various weights and sizes with a hole in the center. These are slid onto the steel handles of dumbbells or barbells and bolted into place.
Bodybuilding weights also include a special type of dumbbell that has a support on the top. It is worn like a glove and the surface cushion lies on the top of the hand with the fingers clenching the bar underneath. These bodybuilding weights are used to perform forearm raises with the palm facing down. They allow for greater weights to be lifted without the fear of them falling.
Some bodybuilding weights are built into weight training machines. These machines are designed in such a way that they prevent accidental dropping of weights and also avert overstraining. One example of this type of body building weights would be the crunch machine designed to develop the legs. Should the trainer get fatigued, a simple shift of a lever will prevent the weights from pinning him or her down. All other weight-training machines have similar features.
However, a lot of trainers still prefer free weights as their bodybuilding weights.
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