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02-26-2006, 07:45 PM
should i go with hex dumbbells or olympic dumbbells(with plates)? thx.
02-26-2006, 07:52 PM
I'd go with the hex dumbells, just cuz i don't like when my dumbells roll around and i have to chase them down.
02-26-2006, 07:57 PM
what about the grip and balance between the both? dont olympic dumbbells have better grip and balance?
02-26-2006, 08:00 PM
whats the max weight you can put on the olympic dumbbells?
02-26-2006, 08:07 PM
I'm not to sure what u mean by olympic dumbells. I use the ones sort of like in the pic, but with replaceable weights, which I hate because instead of moving to the next workout i have to change the poundage.
I just ordered some hex dumbells today. I use straps when i lift, my grip doesn't matter.
02-26-2006, 08:08 PM
Oh yea as for max, my dumbells can only hold up to 50 lbs.
But I ordered 65 lb ones today. I use them for incline bp.
02-26-2006, 10:14 PM
yea i mean the dumbbells where u can take weights on and off of, like this,
is there any difference from using those, other than having to take plates on and off, compared to using hex dumbbells like these,
what do you think of these?
I will get Powerblocks or Ironmaster dbells.
You can also get hex dbells with 2.5 lbs platemates magnets. In this case, you will buy less dbells.
02-27-2006, 09:24 AM
I'd say the advantage of the hex dumbells are that they save time. Instead wasting time changing plates during your workout, you can just move along to the next exercise. But then again, you'd also have to have all the weights you want in hex, whereas if you use the olympic dumbells you can just have 1 pair and keep changing the weights, but then again that's time consuming.
If you're like me and only like to have 2 minutes of rest between an exercise, go with the hex. But if you don't care about time and don't mind changing plates on a dumbell during your workout, go w/ the olympic ones.
Oh yea, those last ones you posted look nice, but I don't like my dumbells rolling around the floor.