Q How did the dumbbell get it’s name?
The Ancient Greeks are credited with inventing what we now know as organized fitness, and had many clever -and sometimes intense – methods of building a physique worthy of an olympian celebration. Above are Halteres, stones used to lift, drag, and enhance Olympic long jumps – seen below depicted on amphora vases given out as trophies.
Centuries later, removing the clapper from an iron bell and affixing it to a bar earned the name “dumbbell”.
Be smart and curl a dumbbell.