Nifty little trick for dumbbells

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Nifty little trick for dumbbells

Postby FMJ » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:01 pm

This might be something incredibly well known that somehow never got to me but on the off chance that it is not:

I like dumbbells but I barely ever had the chance to use them. Either the gym did not have any in the appropriate size or if they are loadable the plates come undone if I do anything dynamic and/or for many reps.

But I always liked those old timey stories of huge dumbbell presses or cleans or swings and I kept wondering where the hell they all got those 200lbs+ monsters. Were they all custom made?

A couple days ago I stumble about a comment on how to tighten spin collars that links to this video:

Look at ~1:06. The guy twists the plates after the collar is already tightened. This looks like a tiny extra to the already tight collar. But damn, does it work.

I just spent ~20 min doing cleans and presses with ~50kg (~110lbs) on my loadable dumbbell at home. Did not become loose in the slightest. Matter of fact, right know I cannot get the plates of off one side with just my hands.

Just wanted to let you guys know.
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Re: Nifty little trick for dumbbells

Postby PierreSuter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 am

Good trick. Also works well to tighten pro style DBs (ie bolt end instead of collar).
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Re: Nifty little trick for dumbbells

Postby brooklynjerry » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:13 am

Thanks for the tip FMJ,I use that type dumbbell myself and soil give that a try.
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