Weights(barbells and dumbbells) are resistance training investments for a house gym: They’re flexible, easy, and inexpensive. For a novice, dumbbells (the brief weights which you can lift with one hand) should be a greater priority than barbells (the long ones that need both hands). Dumbbells give you more exercise choices, and they force every side of your body to pull its weight.
In regards to buying dumbbells, you’ve got two choices:
- The best, most convenient choice is to purchase several pairs of dumbbells — 5pound weights, 10pounders, 12pounders, 15pounders, etc.
- The inexpensive choice: Purchase an adjustable dumbbell kit. A kit includes weight plates and two handles which you clamp with a clip or screw type mechanism. These kits sell depending on the quality and a number of weight plates included.
Owning an entire selection of dumbbells saves you a great deal of time within an adjustable dumbbell kit which needs you to always have to remove the collar and add or subtract weight plates.
Shop around and try out different brands of dumbbells. Some have contoured handles that may feel more comfortable. Some dumbbells have foam grips. Dumbbells with endings are great because they won’t roll off. A rack is a fantastic idea. A rack will keep your home gym and your weights.
Dumbbells give you an assortment of exercise choices.
If you don’t have space for an entire variety of dumbbells but do not need to fiddle with barbell kits, either, you might want to check into PowerBlocks. Each block is made up of a collection of weighted frames, each one nesting within a frame. The outside of the frames runs along; you add a pin within a hole to pick the number. You can purchase a set of blocks that move to 90 pounds in increments of 5 pounds, and the weight can change.