The many advantages of hex dumbbells

Of all the types of fitness equipment you find at the gym, perhaps the most recognizable tool is the hex dumbbell. It is a simple tool, but very effective for toning key upper body muscles. Plus, hex dumbbells are safe and easy to use. With many advantages, a hex dumbbell set can be the perfect addition to your home gym.

A hex dumbbell is basically a miniature barbell that you can lift and manipulate with one hand. A set includes several pairs of hex dumbbells in increasing sizes so that you can shift between exercises. Hex dumbbell sets come in a variety of options, from just a pair, to an entire set-up with a rack, or even an all-in-one rack and bench. The versatility of the dumbbells makes them easy to use for people of any age or fitness level, and you can do so many exercises with them. From core work to serious curls, presses and reps, you can build a whole strength routine around a set of hex dumbbells.


Perhaps the biggest advantage to hex dumbbells is their safety. Since the ends are flat surfaces and not round, they stay put and don't roll away. Enamel-coated or rubber hex dumbbells have the flat-sided advantage of regular hex dumbbells with the bonus of soft edges. That way, if your hex rubber dumbbells fall on the floor, there won't be any corners to dent the floor. Additionally, hex dumbbells have an advantage over adjustable dumbbells, since you don't have to worry about locking mechanisms failing or plates falling off. Thus, these are great for the person who works quickly or without a spotter. The ease of use also makes hex dumbbells safe since you can switch between weights without having to double check to make sure you loaded the right amount.

Hex dumbbells are fairly inexpensive compared to other home gym options. Depending on the set you choose to buy, you may find that it is actually very cheap to purchase these weights for your home gym. All-in-one machines are great, but they can be quite expensive and take up a lot of space. Even if you can't buy a whole rack of hex dumbbells, you can still get a good workout in. Just buy a few pair in low to high weight amounts so that you can do workouts requiring high repetitions as well as exercises that help you gain explosive strength in your muscles.

Your weight set-up can be as big or small as you want it to be. Whether you want a few hex dumbbells or an all-in-one bench and rack combo, Sears can help you find the perfect home gym weights for you.

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