Training with dumbbells provides a variety of advantages. Some of the advantages are practical and some are physiological, but without a doubt, dumbbells will be a good addition to your training program.
Let’s start by looking at the practical advantages. One significant benefit of training with dumbbells is their relative low cost and adaptability in comparison with other modes of training. Most exercise machines are expensive and typically can be used to perform only one exercise.
Dumbbells, on the other hand, provide a huge range of exercises. And nearly every barbell exercise you can think of can also be performed with dumbbells. But that is not the end of the list. Add all the exercise variations that are possible with dumbbells that are not possible with barbells (e.g., single-arm and alternating-arm exercises) and you quickly see that the number of potential dumbbell exercises is quite large.
So here is a list of benefits in using dumbbells for your workout routine:
Working out with free weights falls into the body strengthening category, and with the increase in bone density as a result, this means that the chances of one getting osteoporosis is unlikely.
#2) Boosts Your Self-Esteem
While it is true that a mind-body connection exists, this is amply indicated when one uses dumbbells (and in fact, any type of exercise) to exercise. Since these free weights add resistance to your body, this soon leads to one’s body getting toned and fit instead of building bulk. Since “tightness” is what more people desire from their bodies, this soon becomes a reality, and this makes the person feel great, thus building confidence and having them feel at ease with their bodies.