Do you need a dumbbell rack?
The basic function of a dumbbell rack is to provide storage space for your dumbbells. It’s not just about making sure they are all kept in one place when not in use, although that’s a good thing. The design of the rack makes it much easier to organize the weights by size. Organize the weights any way you like.
What can I use to hold weights?
HOUSE HOLD OBJECT TO USE:
- 1 – GET A MILK JUG AND USE IT. Fill a perfect, plastic gallon container with water, sand, shakes, or cement.
- 2 – CANNED GOODS YOU CAN LIFT.
- 3 – USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES AS DUMBBELLS.
- 4 – PACKETS OF RICE OR BEANS.
- 5 – USING PAINT CANS.
- 6 – BOOKS.
- 7 – ANKLE WEIGHTS.
- 8 – EXERCISE BANDS.
Why are weights so expensive?
Exercise gear is in high demand. The average cost of dumbbells is somewhere between a dollar and two dollars a pound, so this increase is about supply and demand. Price gouging laws generally only apply to necessary items like food, water, and shelter.
What can I use instead of barbell at home?
Substitutes For Barbells
- Dumbbells. An obvious substitute for barbells, found next to barbell sets in many gyms, are dumbbells.
- Resistance Bands.
- Weight Machines.
- Body Weight Exercises.
Do water filled weights work?
They did indeed fill just fine. I blew-inflated each plate first and then used “luke-hot” water to fill each one, to increase their flexibility. One “bar bell” with 4 filled water-plates attached weighed 19.6 pounds, so that’s close-enough to the advertised 20 lbs/dumbbell, or approximately 5 lbs per water plate.