Hex Vs Round Dumbbells- Which One Should You Get ?
You can find dumbbells in a variety of materials and colours. Which one you choose to use or buy depends partly on personal preference and budget. But, which type of dumbbells are worth buying?
At no point has the proverb “suit yourself” been more accurate than when talking about dumbbells that would fit everybody’s needs.
Let's have a look with Hex and Round dumbbells:
1) Hex Dumbbells
As the name suggests, hex dumbbells have 6 flat sides. They are becoming more and more popular these days. The fact that hex dumbbells won’t roll is important if you want to do certain floor exercises, such as dumbbell pushup rows. The painted surface of a hex dumbbell is more likely to wear off than the surface of a round dumbbell.
- They won’t roll away from you when placing them down.
- They are ideal for exercises that plant the dumbbell on the floor as they will be stable.
- If you don’t have a dumbbell rack, you can stack dumbbells on top of each other to save some space.
- Most affordable.
- Can be harder to find rubberized hex dumbbells
- Typically only available with contoured handles and not with straight handles
- Paint gets chipped off easily on non-rubberized hex dumbbells
2) Round Dumbbells
Round dumbbells are usually used in gyms as it has appropriate flooring for the same. They consist of a handle and standard weight plates. Round dumbbells are made using a chrome handle with various plates on them. The handles of Round dumbbells are also only long enough for a specific number of plates.
- They are more comfortable to place on your thighs when setting up for presses.
- Both the bell and total length of the dumbbell is shorter compared to hex dumbbells as the weight is spread out more in width rather than length.
- They require more space to rack as the width of the bells is greater.
- They are not great for ground based work as they can roll.
- They are generally more expensive than hex dumbbells because of the manufacturing process and it’s not quite as convenient for packaging.
- They supply is not as great as it is with hex dumbbells, so there will be less sellers to choose from.
Finally, Who's the winner?
Well, There is definitely not one clear winner. Hex dumbbells are fantastic, versatile and cheap, but Round dumbbells are not without advantages.
However, you can make the best use of these, if you know the benefit of the dumbbell workout.
For most people, hex dumbbells are probably the best choice because they are affordable, won’t roll, and are more versatile which is a feature which is really worth paying a bit extra for. However, it can be a bit harder to find rubberized hex dumbbells which can be easily purchased on our Website