Why choose Bulldog Gear Dumbbells?
Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells have knurled rubber handles for great grip and resistance against sweat. Shock absorbent virgin rubber coated dumbbell heads to protect your floor.
Many Hex Dumbbells look the same, but we vibration weld the handles to the weight in each side of the dumbbell. This means your dumbbell ends will never drop off as can happen with press-fit dumbbells after prolonged and repeated abuse in a commercial functional training environment. For more information of our Friction welding process click here.
Available from 2.5kg up to 40kg in 2.5kg increments. Dumbbells are sold in pairs.
How can you use Hex Dumbbells in your training?
Dumbbells are great for unilateral training; ensuring both limbs do the same amount of work. If you have a strength imbalance, dumbbell exercises can help minimise this. Whereas one limb may do a bit more work with a barbell exercise (standing strict press or bench press for example) both limbs are forced to perform the same amount of work with the dumbbell equivalent.
In addition, dumbbell exercises can be more joint-friendly than their barbell equivalent. As an example, compare a flat bench dumbbell press to a flat bench barbell press. The dumbbell version tends to be more elbow and shoulder-friendly because you can have more natural movement as your hands aren’t fixed in place; you can turn or rotate them as you press.
The same thing applies to a dumbbell strict press compared to a barbell strict press, or a dumbbell row compared to a barbell row. If you've had a previous shoulder or elbow issues using mostly dumbbells in your training can reduce aggravating a previous injury. Sometimes trainees who experience discomfort with a barbell exercise can perform the dumbbell version without any trouble. You can then continue strength training and simultaneously work on your shoulder mobility and muscle tissue quality.
The added benefit of our Hex dumbbell is that you can perform man-makers or Renegade rows without the worry that your dumbbells are going to move or roll compared to a cylindrical dumbbell.
Looking for a new Dumbbell Programme to follow?
It's easy to fall into the same old gym routine, which is why we're always adding to our library of downloadable workouts and training inspiration. Check out Paul Warrior x Andrew Tracy's new 'Carousel Dumbbell Club' here .