The Secrets to Buying Dumbbells (for Women)
By now we all know that strength training has to be a part of a woman’s exercise program. And I’m often asked for advice about buying dumbbells. Today I’m going to cover all the things you need to think about when you go buy dumbbells.
I’ve bought round, square and hex as well as click weights and I’ll tell you what I liked about some styles and why I don’t recommend certain ones for women.
You’re listening to the Crunches & Cosmos Podcast where I simplify women’s fitness by helping you figure out which fitness programs and products are right for you. How do I do that? By breaking down different pieces of your exercise program (products and services) and telling you what to expect and how they might be able to help you.
Listen, my entire business exists around this one thing that I passionately believe is true…exercise can make every woman’s life better. Sure, having a better body is A-M-A-ZING but I believe that exercise has the power to improve your life. It gives you confidence and a sense of self-worth that allows you to be able to do every single task in your life as your best you.
I’ve been looking for an organization that I can partner with who holds these same convictions and I’m soooooo excited to announce that I found an amazing organization that I’m honored to be working with this year.
Girls on the Run envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Their mission–inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. So, this amazing national organization has a 10-week program for girls in the 3-5th grade that teaches girls about nutrition, self love, social skills and civic leadership and concludes with a 5k.
And I’m so thrilled to be partnering with an organization that invests in the lives of young girls and teaches them early on the power of using exercise to build up all the positive traits of a woman who will go on to be the best version of themselves and able to give back to this world.
So, a portion of my aerobic step sales and my 10 Minute Workout System membership revenue in 2019 will be donated to Girls on the Run.
Today’s episode is brought to you by my 10 Minute Workout System.
There are over 30 routines that you can stream just like Netflix into your living room. Studies have shown that doing regular short intense exercise can be as beneficial as longer workouts. And because our lives are so busy that we can’t always find an hour to exercise so I wanted to give women a way to exercise even on their busiest days.
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So, let’s get to the reason you’re here today and talk about dumbbells…
Here’s what’s covered in the podcast episode:
The 5 mistakes you need to make sure you avoid when you go buy dumbbells
- Making the assumption that all dumbbells are alike
- Buying a single dumbbell
- Taking advice about dumbbells from someone who might have the best intentions but doesn’t really have the best knowledge about dumbbells for women
- Thinking that the shape of your dumbbells doesn’t matter
- Buying the wrong size (weight) dumbbells
Then I go on to discuss all the different materials you’ll see in dumbbells and the pros and cons of each:
- Cast iron
*Rubber dumbbells are my favorite option (no contest) for a variety of reasons including comfort, function and durability.
I finish the show with my recommendations for which range of dumbbell sizes I recommend for a beginner, intermediate and advanced exerciser.
Today’s Fun Tip
Invest in a new sports bra.
Seriously, just do it.
I just ordered another bra from She Fit. If you want to know more about them then go listen to last week’s episode. I’m NOT an affiliate for them but I love their bras.
I tell women to take their exercise program seriously and this is how you do it. By spending money on the things that’ll make it better and get you excited to exercise.
We all know how important a good sports bra is during exercise. The girls need to be pinned down—but not suffocated—and you don’t want a bra that’s cutting into your shoulders or squeezing the life out of your ribcage. Don’t keep putting on a bra that you dread wearing. That’s nuts. You have permission to go spend $60 or more on a bra.
Thanks for being here.
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