August 31, 2022 4 min read
A dumbbell rack, as the name indicates, is a piece of kit used for storing and organizing multiple pairs of dumbbells. As you start adding dumbbells to your home gym and expanding your exercise regimen, you’ll need adequate space to keep your equipment in top shape.
Also, your gym will start looking messy without a dumbbell rack. It’s not a good idea to have expensive equipment lying around on the floor. As we will discuss in detail later in this post, there are many other compelling reasons to invest in a good dumbbell rack.
Before we dive deep into dumbbell racks, let’s take a brief look at the various types of dumbbells that you should consider for your home gym.
Dumbbells can be broadly divided into fixed weight and adjustable weight dumbbells. The former have a fixed weight and are sold in pairs. Beginners sometimes prefer fixed weights as there are few complications involved. If you’re buying a series of fixed weights in different sizes, you’ll also need storage space to stack them. Though fixed weight dumbbells come in the range of 1 kg to 100 kg each, for home users the more common range is 2.5 kg to 30 kg.
Adjustable weights have a system of dials to vary the weight on each dumbbell. Though adjustable dumbbells are costlier, in the long term you’ll end up saving money as there is no need to keep buying newer dumbbell sets beyond a point. Besides, they require lesser storage space. Weights are slid onto adjustable dumbbells and secured using clips or collars. Typically, weights come in increments of 2 kg.
Buying fixed weights or adjustable weights is also a matter of choice. People often prefer a judicious mix of both once they get more familiar with weights and exercise routines.
The hexagon dumbbell or rubber hex dumbbell is among the more popular fixed weight dumbbells. Thanks to its 6 flat sides, the dumbbell doesn’t easily roll away once you put it down, and it’s also convenient to stack one on top of other.
A dumbbell rack is indispensable for a home gym if you’re serious about weight-training and plan to own a range of dumbbells as the intensity and quality of your workouts improve.
Let’s take a closer look at the practical benefits of a dumbbell rack:
It keeps your weights organized
This is the fundamental function of a dumbbell rack: providing a convenient storage space for your dumbbells. Of course, the rack will ensure that all your dumbbells are in one place. But it will also help you organize the weights according to their size. You will know when you’ve used a particular set, and picking up the next set becomes an automatic process. You might wonder if you should invest in a dumbbell rack if you are just starting out with weights and own only a few. A rack makes sense even if you’re a beginner because as you build your gym and acquire more weights, the newer ones can be easily accommodated in the rack. A rack also gives your home gym a classier look.
Keep track of your weights
If you are randomly putting your free weights on the floor, you have to be extra careful that they are always in the same part of the room. If you’re a very organized person, you might be able to pull this off. But not finding the right weight exactly when you want it can be a source of frustration for most people. The rack solves this problem. All you have to do is pull it up close to where you train, put the weights back where they belong on the rack after completing a set, and grab a new pair for the next exercise. Not being able to find weights easily can break the momentum of your workout. There are days when you want to do a quick workout. It’s important that the weights are readily accessible and your session is not derailed when every minute counts.
You must have seen a neighborhood or commercial gym that does not have a dumbbell rack. It’s a messy affair with dozens of dumbbells lying on the floor, scattered. Picking up a new dumbbell becomes a tedious process. It may involve pushing a few weights here and there before you find the right ones! The presence of a rack immediately adds order and tidies up the workout space. This is true for both commercial and home gyms. A gym that is easy to navigate makes for better workout sessions.
Racks can be horizontal or vertical. The latter usually provide space for more dumbbells and are a good long-term investment. Also, because of their design, they occupy less space in your home gym. This helps in optimizing the space in your home gym to fit all the equipment you need, without overcrowding it.
If you have dumbbells lying around the floor, chances are that someday you’ll accidentally stub your toe or stumble over a weight. Or people in your circle of family and friends who are not familiar with the layout of your gym could end up injuring themselves if weights are scattered on the floor. A rack will make it a safer gym for everybody.
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