Today at lunch, I decided that I was going to get one of those foam-covered 1-pound dumbbells to use as a paperweight. Nobody had them; they all started at 2 pounds. I've seen the 1-pounders around, so I'll pick one up over the weekend.
This made me think, though. What exactly is the use of the little one and two pounders? Other than a 95-year old lady in a nursing home, who could use these tiny little things? All of the stores sell them, like Wal-Mart and Sears.
Does anyone actually use the tiny ones for fitness purposes?
12-21-2006, 12:33 PM #1
What's the purpose of those 1-pound dumbbells?Trump 2016!
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12-21-2006, 07:08 PM #18
Someone has already said some women use 1 lb dumbbells while walking. My Mother in Law uses them. She is 73 years young. She walks around 4 miles a day. She is one tough woman.
I used 1lb weights after shoulder reconstruction. My arm was in a special sling that held my arm against my waist at the elbow and wrist. It was in that position for 8 weeks. I could not even move my arm once the sling was removed. It took a lot of therapy to recover from the surgery. The day I was able to lift a one pound dumbbell I cried. I have made a very good recovery and now do dumbbell curls with around 50 pounds.
I made a special stand for my one and two pound dumbbells and put it on top of my dumbbell rack. I look at them every time I train and thank God for how far I have come.
I hope this helped to answer your question in part.
12-21-2006, 07:28 PM #19
I want a one-pounder as a paperweight.
Oh, and reps.
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12-21-2006, 09:08 PM #20
High reps low weight makes you toned, remember? I work with the five pound dumbells for about 60 reps at the gym everyday, but my genetics don't seem to be too good for biceps.
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