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Why Are Dumbbells Called Dumbbells?

Dumbbells are called dumbbells because the exercise originated from the 1700s when people would lift church bells to improve their strength. The bells they used didn’t chime (because how annoying would that be each rep) and when bells do not make a sound, the bell is called a dumb bell.

Adding Weights and Dumbbells To Your Exercise Routine

Weightlifting using dumbbells is a great way to strengthen and build muscle. Dumbbell weights are also referred to as hand weights and come in a variety of styles, weights, sizes, and features such as adjustable dumbbells. Dumbbell weight sets can be used for a range of exercise goals and can target a wide variety of muscle groups. Add a set of dumbbells to your home fitness routine to help you train and build muscle.