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Published: Wednesday April 2, 2014 MYT 11:30:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 9, 2014 MYT 3:18:00 PM

Reimagined dumbbell aims to encourage natural movement

Dumbbell2 is a reinvention of the design of the traditional weight apparatus. – Dumbbell2/AFP

Dumbbell2 is a reinvention of the design of the traditional weight apparatus. – Dumbbell2/AFP

A new fitness product looking to revolutionise weight-training is set for international launch in May.

Called Dumbbell2, the product is advertised as the “next generation dumbbell” and features an innovative design that provides the user with a more effective and versatile workout. Natural movement is the idea behind the two-handed model, which is lighter than the traditional dumbbell and offers a quick, “full body strength and aerobic training session” in a mere 15 to 20 minutes. The product may be combined with “functional” exercises that utilize rapid movements while forcing the body to work muscles on both sides equally.

“The traditional dumbbell has been around for many years and definitely works. But just because it works, that doesn’t mean it’s the most effective design,” said Dr. Diva Nagula, a physician and chief operating officer (COO) of Dumbbell2.com. “For example, think of a roller skate versus an inline skate. Although the roller skate worked, the inline skate came along with a streamlined design of four wheels in the centre, which allowed it to work better. That’s what we’ve done with the DB2 – reinvented the design of the traditional dumbbell to make it work better for the human body.”

Users can change hand positions to intensify their workout.

Dumbbell2 was created by RConcepts, Inc. After making the rounds at US trade shows since January, it will launch internationally on April 3 at FIBO, Europe’s key health, fitness, and wellness trade event, held in Cologne.

Other examples of innovative dumbbell products include the infamous Shake Weight, a modified, oscillating dumbbell, and Stamina Versa-Bell, an option that works as “nine dumbbells in one,” as it adjusts from a 5-pound to a 25-pound (2.25-11kg) dumbbell. – AFP Relaxnews

Watch this video to see what exercises you can do with the Dumbbell2.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Health, dumbbell, Dumbbell2, natural movement, two-handed dumbbell

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