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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.
This topic was covered on an episode of the Crunches and Cosmos podcast. You can listen below:
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.
This post is a summary of the podcast episode. If you want to read a comprehensive post about how to buy dumbbells head over here:
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
Listen in on the full episode (Season 2 episode 3) to hear all the pros and cons of each of the dumbbell materials used below:
*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.
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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I really do believe exercise can make your life even better and I want to help you be the best version of you.
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