What You Need to Know Before Buying Dumbbell Sets


Working out at home can be convenient and time saving. Owning one of the many dumbbell sets on the market makes exercising at home easier. They are much smaller than owning a home gym. There are many exercises that can be performed with dumbbell sets, and having a range of weights can allow you to challenge your body enough to see results.

There are a lot of dumbbell weight sets on the market. Before deciding which to purchase it’s good to consider what features are important to you. What range of weight you need, if you have space restrictions, and your budget are just a few of the things you will want to consider.

A hex dumbbell set is perhaps the most traditional. They are often seen in fitness clubs and chain gyms. They allow a great range of weight and are generally stored on a tiered rack. They are usually made of cast iron and some are coated with rubber or another material on either end. The weight generally increases in increments of five. Hex dumbbells are usually priced per pound. Buying hex dumbbells would cost around $1.50 per pound. This means that for a set that ranges from 5-50lbs you would pay around $700. This price doesn’t include a bench.

A neoprene dumbbell set is a great option for someone who doesn’t need to lift very heavy weight. And the neoprene provides a comfortable grip for the user. It’s common to find 2, 5, 8, 10, and12lb weights, although they often come in smaller sets, of three or four. You can buy sets however, that increase in increments of one. These sets can come with as many as 10 pair of weights. You can find a set for as low as $30.

A more recent option is an adjustable dumbbell set. It is a single set of dumbbells that adjusts in weight. A pin allows you to select the weight by increments of 2.5 or 5. The switch can be made quickly and easily. The weight range will vary with the brand you choose. Many sets adjust to 50-55lbs per dumbbell. This range of weights is sufficient for many people. There is also an adjustable product by Powerblock that can be purchased and then expanded to allow for 130lbs each dumbbell. If you do choose to go with this type of dumbbell, be sure the weight range is appropriate for your fitness level and the goals you wish to achieve.

Adjustable sets are appealing to some because they are much less expensive than a traditional set, and they take up less space. An adjustable set can be found for as low as one hundred dollars. One of the only drawbacks of an adjustable set is that only one person can use the weights at a time.

Whatever dumbbell weight set you choose, you can feel good about purchasing a product that will have a positive effect on your health.


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