What Weight Dumbbells Should I Buy ?

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What Weight Dumbbells Should I Buy ?

How do you find the perfect pair? To find which size dumbbells to use, you'll need to consider the types of exercises you'll be doing with the weights.

If you've never used dumbbells before, it's best to start with lower weights so you can adjust to the shape of your dumbbells. Men and women who want to tone their muscles but not add bulk should keep their dumbbell weight lower than higher.

It's very important to incorporate weights in your workout routine and here's why.

Consult your doctor before beginning any new weightlifting or other exercise regimen. 

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One of the simplest ways to be sure you have the right weight for a workout is by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Can I feel the weight?
  • Can I move through this exercise with correct form?
  • Will I be able to keep correct form in every rep?
  • Will I be able to complete all the sets?

Standard Dumbbell Weights

Upper-Body Isolation

Upper-Body Compound

Lower-Body Compound

Men

10kg

20kg

30kg

Women

5kg

10kg

15kg

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A guideline for each of these weight categories:

If you're new to workouts and the weights area

  • Barbell: (light)12kg, (medium)16kg, (heavy)18kg
  • Dumbbells: 2-10kg
  • Medicine ball: 4-6kg
  • Kettlebell: 4-12kg

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    If you have base strength thanks to regular cardio and bodyweight training

    • Barbell: (light)14, (medium)18, (heavy)20kg
    • Dumbbells: 4-10kg
    • Medicine ball: 6-8kg
    • Kettlebell: 6-14kg

     

    If you can already squat your own bodyweight (or close)

    • Barbell: (light)20kg, (medium)30kg, (heavy)50kg
    • Dumbbells: 6-10kg
    • Medicine ball: 6-10kg
    • Kettlebell: 8-18kg

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    Not every set of dumbbells will work for each exercise. so the above given guidelines will help you to find your perfect weight.

    Get your preferred dumbbells now :)

     


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