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Why choose a dumbbell set with more weight plates?
There are many different dumbbell models in the market, some of the dumbbells are more compact with less weight plates while others have more weight plates. For those who are considering adjustable dumbbell sets, an important factor affecting your choice of dumbbells would be the number of weight plates in the dumbbell set. We recommend dumbbell sets with more weight plates and here are the reasons why:
1. More flexible strength training options
A clear advantage of dumbbells with more weight plates is the variety of resistance levels which you can create with different combinations of weights plates on your dumbbells. The more weights plates on your dumbbells, the more options you have for your resistance level. It is important for each of the weights plates to have different weights as it will allow you to easily adjust the dumbbells to create your desired weight.
For example, comparing 2 sets of dumbbells, one with 4 weights plates each with different weights while the other has only 2 weights plates. Although the total weights are the same for both dumbbells, the dumbbell set with 4 weights plates is able to create more than 15 vairations of resistance with different combination of the dumbbell plates. On the other hand the dumbbell set with only 2 weights plates has less than 5 possible resistance levels which causes it to be less versatile and often results in the wrong resistance level for the exercise.
2. Different muscle needs different resistance
For those who have done strength training with dumbbells, you will know that different muscle groups require different resistance levels as different muscles vary in size and strength. If you are able to do 20kg shoulder press, it is impossible that you can lift the same weight while doing lateral raises since the lateral raises is a much harder exercise by itself and works a smaller muscle group. As a result, you will need a range of resistance levels for your strength training to give different parts of your body the right amount of tension.
Hence, its is important to find a dumbbell set that is able to provide as many different combinations of weights plates possible s that would mean that you are more likely to be able to create that right amount of weight for that particular exercise. In case you are wondering, having the right weight on your dumbbell set for the right exercise not only gives a better workout, it makes your body more proportional, you definitely do not want your biceps to be the same size as your chest hence, it is important to vary your weights by choosing a dumbbell with more weights plates.
3. Allows for gradual increments
Having a range of possible resistance levels which you can create at any time also allows you to increase the weight of the dumbbell gradually. Since the weight on each of the dumbbell plate is different (0.3kg to 2.3lkg), you can increase the weight bit by bit as your strength increases. Those who are familiar with strength training knows that even a 0.5kg increase in your max for your 1 rep can be difficult to achieve. Increasing your resistance levels from time to time can help you to challenge your limits and avoid a plateau, ensuring that you are always having gains in your strength and muscle mass.
4. Saves Space and Money
The fact that you can create a range of resistance levels on our dumbbells means that it can replace many different sets of dumbbells, saving you space in your room. In addition, adding and removing weights from our dumbbells is quick and easy, simply unscrew the metal collar and load the plates in. If you find that you need even more weights on your dumbbells you can purchase more weights plates instead of buying a whole new set of dumbbells.