It looks like there is some good news for the pink and purple dumbbell and the rest of the pink-and-purple dumbbell movement.
According to new data, the pink/purple group is getting stronger than the blue/purplish group.
In a study conducted by the American Strength and Conditioning Association (ABCA), the pink weighted dumbbell gained more than 2 pounds per week, while the purple/red group gained just 2.9 pounds per workout.
“It’s a big win for pink and pink and the purple and purple people, because pink is known for having an elasticity,” says Mark Wittenberg, an Olympic weightlifting coach who worked with Pink to develop her new dumbbell.
“You need an elastic band to make it work.
It’s a little bit of a bummer that it wasn’t more elastic.”ABCA also reported that pink dumbbills are now more popular than purple and red dumbbell weights, but that purple and white weights remain the most popular.
While the pink band is no longer popular, it’s still important to keep it on the table for future Olympic weightlifts.
“We’re not going to say, ‘You can’t do that,’ because it’s a great piece of equipment,” Wittenburg says.
“The question is, ‘Is it going to be a strength or a strength and a mass?’
And that’s what we need to find out.”
The ABCA study was published this week in the Journal of Strength and Medicine.