This particular Bodypower Hex Dumbbell Set provides you with a wide range of dumbbells weighing from 5kg to 17.5kg.
With so many different types of dumbbell sets now available, it can be difficult to find a set that really stands out from the rest in terms of both design and effectiveness.
This product article takes a look at this Bodypower Hex set in more detail, covering everything from the frame and dumbbell design to the exercises you can use them for.
Although dumbbell design could be thought of as relatively universal, there are a few areas that will often vary between sets and can really make a difference to your lifting.
The main area that differs is in the design of the handle. You will usually find dumbbells have a handle made from solid steel, which some sets will coat with a moulded plastic to provide a softer surface to grip.
While there are benefits to this, having an uncoated steel handle puts you in direct contact with the weight which will make them easier to grip.
The dumbbells that come with the Bodypower Hex set feature this uncoated design, which has also been tapered towards either end.
This tapered design has been added to better fit the natural shape of your palm when gripping the bar, which will prevent you having to adjust your grip when performing exercises such as dumbbell rows or hammer curls.[/one_half]
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Another point worth mentioning with the design of the dumbbells is the way the weighted ends have been shaped.
The 6 sides and tapering design with flattened end sections ensures that the dumbbells stay in position whether you lay them on their side, stand them on their end or even rest them on top of the supplied stand.
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Bodypower Hex Dumbbell Set – Features Summary
- 6 pairs of dumbbells: 5kg, 7Kg, 10Kg, 12.5Kg, 15Kg and 17.5Kg
- Total weight of set: 134Kg
- Uniquely designed Two-Tier Vertical Dumbbell Rack
- Each level is off-set allowing unrestricted access to dumbbells
- Place it against a wall or centre it in a room
- Heavy-gauge steel construction offers maximum durability and better performance in less space
In terms of the frame design, although this has been kept very simple, there is also a reason behind every feature.
The wider base has been created to both improve the stability and to provide a larger rack space for the heavier sets of dumbbells.
As the frame narrows towards the top, the space to rack the dumbbells gets smaller. Although this is a space saving design, this also has the benefit of creating a stable shelf on top for resting one or two of the dumbbells between sets.
The base has been kept relatively wide at around 67cm to prevent the rack from tipping when putting dumbbells back, with rubber caps added to each of the feet to prevent damage to floors.
One final point worth mentioning about the frame design is how easy this makes it to rack and pick up dumbbells.
There’s no reaching under shelves to get to the heavier dumbbells like you have to with some designs. You can simply lift out the dumbbells and slide them securely back into their position when you finish lifting.
Exercises you can perform
With 6 different weights to choose from this helps to increase the range of exercises you can perform effectively.
If you think that the 17.5kg weight might not be heavy enough for your strength level in exercises such as dumbbell bench press, then there is also a Bodypower Hex Dumbbell set that ranges from 5kg to 30kg.
[one_half]Some effective exercises:
- Dumbbell rows
- Side lateral raises
- Front raises
- Upright dumbbell rows
- Shoulder press
- Tricep kickbacks
- Dumbbell curls
- Hammer curls
[one_half_last]Combined with a workout bench:
- Dumbbell flys
- Bench press
- Lying tricep extensions
- Incline bicep curls
- Overhead tricep extensions