It is not a mystery what most of people, especially men, want when they start going to a gym. Yes, it is all about bulked up muscles and less fat, although some men put muscles in front of fat, not caring much if there is some excessive weight present. This, of course, is a wrong direction for weight exercising and people should realize that fat elimination is very important, almost more than having strong muscles.
Building a body
Additional weight is needed if a person wants to increase the muscle mass drastically. Not only that, there should be use of supplements present too, particularly those that will directly help with the increase of muscle mass and also with muscle recovery, fat burning, energy boosting etc. Additional weight for bodybuilding comes in the form of dumbbells, barbell and workout machines. Using added weight is the only way to perform resistance training. This is a form of training, which requires effort from muscles in order to subdue the resistance created by added weight. Dumbbells are commonly used for this effect and they are very popular because they are practical and can be used in a home workout (they do not require much space for storing).
Dumbbells, or free weights as some call it, come in many shapes and weight. Most popular are short steel bars with weight added to both side of those bars. Bar is long enough for a hand to hold it comfortably. A dumbbell set includes two bars and two sets of weights, which can create several different weight levels for different exercises and different levels of exercising intensity.
What is the most popular dumbbell exercise to build muscles? Without any doubt, it can be said that biceps curl is most commonly performed exercising form with dumbbells. It is usually done from a standing position in which feet are set at the shoulder width for keeping a proper posture. Also, the body is straight and arms are set aside from torso, right next to it holding the dumbbells with palms facing forward. All that is required is bending the arms in elbows and lifting the dumbbells. It is important to keep the hands and forearms in the same line and also not to move the elbows. The body must not move either, although some people jerk the spine backwards and lift dumbbells easier, which is not the point.
Other exercises used with dumbbells include variations of a bench press, triceps workout, and some people even use weights without the bar while doing abdominal exercises (weights are placed on the belly).