The best dumbbells for home fitness are designed with durable materials and durable steel to ensure that they will stand up to the daily abuse your body dishes out. I purchased a set of six adjustable dumbbells for my home gym.
The set included a pair of rated dumbbells, three king size dumbbells, and one extra adjustable dumbbell. The extra adjustable dumbbells were for a total of eight pounds. This is more than I usually have my other weights set at, so I thought this would be a great investment.
As I mentioned before, these weights are constructed with durable heavy-duty steel and they are also manufactured out of urethane. This gives the weights a longer life than traditional materials, such as cast iron or graphite. Cast iron can start to rust when it is repeatedly abused over time, while the lightweight properties of urethane make it extremely durable and resistant to the elements.
One of the most important things to consider when purchasing new weights is how much space you have available for the set. If you have very limited space, then purchasing a set of adjustable dumbbells may not be a great option. A lot of people have issues with only being able to squeeze a few pounds onto a barbell when working out.
These weights are much easier to handle when you can only manage to squeeze a few pounds. It doesn't take too much space to fit a couple extra sets of these into a small workout area. You can even squeeze in a third set for even more options.
The design of the dumbbells makes it very easy to add a pair for more exercises or to switch up which pair you are using. The removable weight bars make it very convenient to add a pair without having to mess with changing out the entire bar. There are a lot of different designs of dumbbells that you can get, so finding a pair that goes well with your overall look is going to be very important.
The handle of the dumbbells will also make a difference to the amount of weight you can safely work with. Having an adjustable handle is a very nice feature, but you don't want one that requires a lot of balance for you to safely perform standard workouts.
These handles range in size, and you should select one that feels most comfortable for you. You will also need to consider the amount of wraps or rubber bands that come with the set. Some sets only come with standard handles, while others come with additional handles to roll around for different exercises.
When looking for a pair of dumbbells, there are plenty of pros and cons to consider. The size and design of the set are the biggest considerations, but it is also important to consider the actual weight you can handle.
This is important because you do not want to start out a workout with a very heavy pair of weights, and end up being too weak to complete any regular workouts. Always test out a new pair of dumbbells before committing to a long-term purchase.