Why are Dumbbells so Expensive?
The price of dumbbells depend on the cost of raw material and the method of manufacturing. Cast iron dumbbells will be much cheaper than stainless steel CNC machined dumbbells. However, the latter will be top quality with absolutely no defects compared to casted dumbbells. Further, the price of raw material greatly impact the price of dumbbells. We are currently living a mini steel crisis, with price of steel climbing week by week. A pound of rolled steel currently sells for $1.00 to $1.50, explaining the high prices of dumbbells.
How much does a Dumbbell Bar Weigh?
Dumbbells have different weights. Most dumbbells for home weigh between 1lb and 5lb. Commercial grade dumbbells will start at 5lb all the way up to 200lb.
What Size/Weight Dumbbells Should I Use?
Dumbbells have different weights by increments of 5lb so they can be used for people of all strength and for a variety of exercises. You will be much stronger on a dumbbell squat than on a dumbbell curl. This means you can lift heavier dumbbells on the first movement as the latter.
Why are Dumbbells called Dumbbells?
The term "dumbbell" or "dumb bell" has been first mentioned by the poet Joseph Addison in 1711. It was designated as an apparatus similar to that used to ring a church bell, but without the bell, so noiseless or ‘dumb’.