Last week, the special friend brings a dumbbell because he is teaching as a gym instructor in one of the government company in our area and the gym don’t have a dumbbell for the activities. He would bring the exercise equipment every Tuesday and Thursday because that is his schedule in teaching those government employee to be fit and buff i think ;-). But just this afternoon, I ask him why he did not bring the dumbbell, he just said that, he got tire bringing the dumbbell and decided to just leave it and give it to me. I only use it on the first time but since he said that it’s already mine. I would gladly accept it with open arms hehehe. Now, I have to do morning stretching and I have a dumbbell for my arms to be firm.
The dumbbell, a type of free weight, is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs (one for each hand).
The forerunner of the dumbbell, halteres, were used in ancient Greece as lifting weights and also as weights in the ancient Greek version of the long jump. A kind of dumbbell was also used in India for more than a millennium, shaped like a club – so it was named Indian club. The design of the “Nal”, as the equipment was referred to, can be seen as a halfway point between a barbell and a dumbbell. It was generally used in pairs, in workouts by wrestlers, bodybuilders, sports players, and others wishing to increase strength and muscle size.