How To Choose The Right Dumbbell Sets


There are three types of dumbbell sets that are fit for most exercises.

  • Adjustable Dumbbells
  • Fixed Weight Dumbbells
  • Travel Dumbbells



Adjustable Dumbbells

These are the most versatile of the three types. Most cost effective and space saving for home use. They can cost you from $30 to $800 depending on what you choose.

The only issue with adjustable dumbbells is that you’re likely to need different weights during a workout. If so, you’ll have to stop and change the weights.

This can be a pain, especially if you’re trying to do a circuit training workout.

There is a solution, though. That’s one of the things I discuss in my comprehensive guide to adjustable dumbbells.



Fixed Weight Dumbbells

Fixed weight dumbbells don’t allow you to adjust weights. So as you increase your strength, you keep having to buy heavier dumbbells. So, you can end up spending a small fortune. What’s more, as you acquire more and more dumbbells, storage space can become a problem if you haven’t got a spacious room to workout in.

However, one big advantage if the cost and storage space is not an issue is that you don’t need to waste any time at all to change weights. All you have to do is pick up a different weight of dumbbell you need for each exercise. A great plus point if your regular workouts need you to move from exercise to exercise without any rest.


Travel Dumbbells

If you travel a lot or don’t want to miss your workout on your vacation, you might find aquabell dumbbells useful. You fill the dumbbell pouches up with water to the desired weight and bingo! You’ve got a pair of dumbbells.

There are however mixed views about these types of dumbbells. Some say they’re good. Some say they’re not as easy to use as they sound. I can’t tell you which is true since I haven’t used them myself yet.

So, make sure you read users’ reviews about aquabell dumbbells before you consider buying them.


Good luck with your hunt for dumbbell sets! :-)

Oh ... one more thing. If you're opting for a set of adjustable dumbbells, make sure you read Adjustable Dumbbells - Which Type Should You Choose?


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