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Using Different Weights For Different Muscle Groups
If you’re serious about shaping your body, increasing muscle mass or serious about getting results, you need to lift the right weight for the right muscle group. Doing shoulder press with a 5kg dumbbell set won’t get you noticeable results, but neither is using a 50kg dumbbell set useful for your body. The importance of creating the right amount of resistance with dumbbells in singapore cannot be neglected.
Why is it so important?
Strength training with dumbbells and barbell is not as simple as picking up any weight you see and start pumping. The main reason why many people do not get results in the gym is because of inadequate knowledge in using the right dumbbell. Lifting too heavy can cause muscle injury and permanent damage, this is common among teenagers. Lifting heavy dumbbells at a young age can cause too much pressure on bones and stunt growth. In addition, using a dumbbell or barbell which is too heavy for a particular muscle group can cause your body to look disproportionate.
On the other hand, lifting dumbbells that are too light will not produce results as the lack of tension causes insufficient muscle fibre breakdown and muscle repair which is the cause of an increase in muscle mass. Using dumbbells that are too light also will not give you the “burn” in your muscles that indicates the burning of calories and body fat.
How to create the right amount of resistance?
The reason why many people do not lift sufficient weight is because of the lack of dumbbells or weights plates. To create the ideal amount of resistance, you need to have a variety of dumbbell or barbell weights plates with different weights so that you can create a range of combinations of plates to create the right amount of resistance on your dumbbell.
Most gyms do not have adjustable dumbbell sets, as a result, you need to find several pairs of dumbbells with different resistance levels before your workout so that you will not make the mistake of using the same pair of dumbbells for different exercises. If you train at home, we recommend the adjustable rubberised or chrome dumbbell sets which consists of various weights plates each with different weight and handles and collars for you to customise the resistance level on your dumbbell or barbell. In addition, the adjustable dumbbell sets are often as durable or even more durable than traditional fixed weight dumbbell sets.
The last method to guide you to use the proper weight for your training is to track your progress. Besides measuring your body weight, body fat percentage, measuring the amount of weight you are lifting is just as important. Do not let your mood decide which weight you should lift as you might not feel like pushing yourself to the limits every training session, which causes many of your workout days to be unproductive. Tracking your max reps and normal set reps with your dumbbells or barbell can save you time when training as you will know what weight you used for the previous training and roughly what weight you should be using. Moreover, tracking progress let you know whether you are improving, need improvement or at a plateau which serve as a reminder for you to push harder or modify your routine.
What are your goals?
Having a goal is important if you want to see results, there a 2 major types of goals in strength training with dumbbells. You should either aim for losing body fat (a.k.a getting a ripped body) or building muscle mass with dumbbell (getting bigger). It is recommended that you remember your goals and set a specific goal with a deadline. E.g. gaining 5kg of muscle mass in 10 weeks. Only by having a clear goal can you decide whether you are lifting the right weight on your dumbbells or barbell.