4 Considerations When Looking for Dumbbells

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By Sesh Duval

A BuffDuck Board Contributor

Choosing the right set of dumbbells is crucial for anyone who exercises regularly, but it is even more important if you have limited space. This article will address four questions you should be asking when purchasing your first set of dumbbells.

Types of Weights Available

A rack of hex dumbbells

Dumbbells have different weights for different types of workouts. The variable ones typically have screws or some sort of adjusting mechanism at the ends, which allow you to tighten or loosen the weight based on how much you want it to be. These are best suited for people who follow dynamic and intense work out programs. On the other hand, fixed weights may be used better with less intense workouts that do not demand a large variety of exercises.

If you are new to weightlifting, start off with dumbbells that are lighter so that you don’t injure yourself, you will progress to heavier ones with practice!

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Brands, Brands, and Brands

Since there are many types of dumbbells out on the market, some people may be okay with unknown brands as they are sometimes less expensive. Whatever your preference is, you can still get an effective workout if you are unable to buy a specific brand or type.

Weight sets come in a variety of colors and styles, including hexagonal or octagonal shapes to prevent the weights from rolling away during workout sessions. Some sets are especially well-suited for home use with rubber-covered bases to protect hardwood floors.

Keeping a Budget In Mind

When purchasing a new set of weights, it is important to keep in mind one key factor: affordability. You should purchase dumbbells that you can afford, however, there are varying levels of cost and quality that needs to be taken into consideration. Most weight sets also come with a warranty. These warranties are handy in case of damage so you should read the warranty policy of the weights you are thinking about buying.

Where to Look for Dumbbells

You should look online at sites like Craigslist and eBay to buy dumbbells for a reasonable price. Some stores may have better deals on dumbbell sets too – search around on the internet and you may be able to snag a good deal of some dumbbells. If you have not already, checkout the BuffDuck 11kg Adjustable Dumbbells! They are reasonably priced variable dumbbells that are great for anyone interested in fitness.

Make sure to consider these four factors before buying a set of dumbbells and you will be on your way to building up your very own home gym!

Sesh Duval is a writer for the BuffDuck Board and has been writing for various publications throughout the Puget Sound area for two years.

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