Where did the word dumbbell come from?

Where Did the Word Dumbbell Come From?

Dumbbells: A Simple Story

Ever wonder why a dumbbell got the name “dumbbell” in the first place? To me it’s always been an interesting word in our vocabulary. Of course, curiosity got the best of me and I went on a search to find the dumbbells origin. Here is how it got it’s name: “Dumbbells” originated in Tudor, England – referring to equipment simulating the action of a bell rope for the purpose of developing technique, and especially strength, for the purpose of practicing English bell ringing,  but without making a noise (hence dumb). When strongmen started to make their own equipment, they kept the name, even though the shape and form eventually changed.

The great thing about having a set of dumbbells is that you can do so many different exercises with them! You practically don’t even need a gym as long as you have a few pairs of quality dumbbells. Just Google dumbbell workouts and you will be amazed at how many different websites have their own routines available for you! We also have a blog explaining some dumbbell exercises to help strengthen and tone your body.  Again, for the best price and quality dumbbell, check ours out in our online STORE!

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So next time you are using dumbbells during your workout, maybe you will reflect on how they got their name in the first place and think about the olden days of Englishmen ringing bells! I know I will now!

See can’t you tell from this pic?? :)




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