Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Fitness and Exercise
TOPIC:  

Make my dumbbells heavier



Click here to read our frequently asked Fitness and Exercise questions.

 
  Reply Create A New Topic
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
  I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


ZORBS13
ZORBS13's Photo SparkPoints: (94,990)
Fitness Minutes: (96,477)
Posts: 12,931
2/11/14 4:40 A

ZORBS13's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
you could combine a DB with a light resistance band to add more weight.

Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us. - Deena Kastor

Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor
Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
9x marathon finisher/17x half marathon finisher
Mom (b. March 12, 2010)


 July Minutes: 2,361
 
0
375
750
1125
1500


MOTIVATED@LAST
MOTIVATED@LAST's Photo Posts: 13,974
2/11/14 2:16 A

MOTIVATED@LAST's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Rather than making the weights heavier, you can make ST more challenging by doing it slower. (It sounds counter-intuitive, but if you do them slowly, then it is your muscles doing all the work, rather than 'bounce' or momentum. Take 3 seconds for the 'up' movement, and 3 seconds for the 'down'. Bonus points for holding the 'up' position for 2-3 seconds.

When you do purchase new weights, consider an adjustable set. While they are more expensive than a pair of fixed weight, they can grow with you, and are cheaper in the long run than a whole set of different fixed weights.

M@L

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


 current weight: 178.0 
 
220
203.5
187
170.5
154


RAKOUZID
SparkPoints: (1,858)
Fitness Minutes: (360)
Posts: 13
2/11/14 1:43 A

Send Private Message
Reply
so I'm in my second week of chalean exteme. i love the workouts. My only problem though, is that sometimes i don't have the right dumbbells to reach failure. My weights are either too heavy or too light sometimes. until i can find the time and the money to go shopping for new weights, does anyone know any way you can add weight to the dumbbells I already have



 Pounds lost: 17.0 
 
0
14.75
29.5
44.25
59


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  

I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Report Innappropriate Post


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=33037979

Review our Community Guidelines



 
Diet Resources: gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity | northwest obesity surgery | free obesity surgery