Adjustable Dumbbells For Your Home Gym

If you’re looking to build yourself a home gym, one piece of equipment that you’ll definitely want to consider adding to the mix is a set of adjustable dumbbells.

Adjustable dumbbells are great for home gyms because they take up hardly any space at all and will be sure to continually keep you challenged as you advance with your training program plan.

So that said, how do you choose a set of adjustable dumbbells for your home gym?

Let’s walk you through the main points that you should consider.

Select A Weight

The very first thing to think about when purchasing adjustable dumbbells is what weight you are going to require.  They do come in various weight ranges, so making sure to pick up some that will challenge you for quite some time to come is important.

Despite the fact they are adjustable, they do have their limitations as to how high they can go, so look around before you make your purchase.

Select A Price Range

Second, also consider which price range you want to be spending in.  Adjustable dumbbells can really vary in price from well under a hundred dollars to over five hundred dollars per set.

The more expensive adjustable dumbbells do tend to be of a higher quality, but this doesn’t mean the cheaper options won’t suffice.  Depending on how much weight you require and how intensely you train, the cheaper alternatives may just be the perfect fit for you.

Select Your Type

Another important factor to consider is what type of adjustable dumbbells you prefer.  There are sets of adjustable dumbbells that come with removable plates that you can take off and put back on to adjust your weight level.  These will use screws at each end of the dumbbell to fasten the weights to the bar.

On the other hand, you can also purchase adjustable dumbbells that don’t require you to remove any plates at all, but rather you simply have to change a lever or switch somewhere on the dumbbell and the weight will adjust itself.

If you’re someone who likes to perform fast paced workouts and doesn’t want to have to stop and be changing weights between each exercise you do, this is definitely going to be the better option.

These are of course going to be pricier however, so you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons against the total price of each set that you’re looking at.

Regardless of what type of adjustable dumbbells you purchase, you can feel confident that with this investment, you’ll be able to perform a very wide range of different exercises that will bring you one step closer to your end goal.

You can perform squats, lunges, step ups, chest press, bent over rows, shoulder presses, bicep curls, tricep extensions, as well as lateral raises all with this single piece of equipment, making it ideal for any full body workout design.

Do your research before purchasing and you will be satisfied with your investment in adjustable dumbbells.

[stextbox id=”grey” caption=”About the Author”]Shannon Clark holds a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Sports Performance and Psychology.  In addition to her degree, she is an AFLCA certified personal trainer and has been working in the field for over 8 years now.[/stextbox]

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  1. James Young March 23, 2012
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