Dumbbells


At Home Fitness Equipment, you will find a large selection of dumbbells. Dumbbells are a great addition to any home fitness center. They don't take up a lot of space, and you can store them easily, which is a plus if you don't have a lot of space.

Everyone who wants to be fit needs to consider some type of weight training. Cardio work just isn't enough for true fitness. To truly be healthy and strong, you need to build and maintain lean muscle mass, and the only way to do that is to work and build the muscles, as you do while using dumbbells. Dumbbells are the quintessential weight training equipment: simple to use, easy to store, incredibly flexible and adaptable to many exercises, and extremely effective.

No personal gym is complete without at least a few dumbbells. Dumbbells are, perhaps, the most widely applicable of all exercise equipment. You can work just about every muscle in the body with dumbbells and no other equipment, if you have the mind to. Also, because dumbbells are free weights and not mechanized systems, you can't cheat on lifts by overcompensating with a dominant hand or muscle. Whether you are looking to sculpt the chest with a bench press, work the shoulders with a military press, or exercise the legs with squats, dumbbells can provide that extra weight you need. There are even exercises for the abdominal and back muscles that require dumbbells. If you are looking to get the most results from the least amount of equipment – and money spent – nothing can match dumbbells. Every home gym should include a set of dumbbells, and cannot be seen as complete without them.

You probably know cheap dumbbells are a great way to build strength and tone your biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest and upper back. What you may not realize is the same set of dumbbells can also be used to build your lower body, legs and even strengthen your core muscles. Actually, there are very few parts of the human body that you can't work out using a simple, inexpensive set. They are usually made of a core of steel or another durable substance that can withstand dropping, banging and other rigors of a home gym. Some are coated with plastic or vinyl, making them both attractive and more comfortable to grip. Adjustable dumbbells are available, which allow you to add or subtract weights during your routines and as you gain strength and stamina.

Sets come with several different weights. Stands can be purchased to help you organize and store them in your home gym, garage, bedroom or den. This saves space and keeps the weights off the floor where they might be damaged. For many exercises, you may want to invest in an inexpensive weight bench. This gives you many more options for the types of exercises you can do. When shopping for a good set of cheap dumbbells, consider what your current level of fitness is. Women can start out with a set of five, ten and twelve pound dumbbells and gradually work up to twenty, thirty and more pounds. Most men can begin with twenty to thirty pounds, and work up to fifty and above pounds. Don't start out with too much weight. You'll only become sore and discouraged, and can possibly cause injury. Start slowly and build gradually for the best measure of success.

Dumbbells are available in many attractive colors. Some sets are color coded, so you can easily tell which weight you're grabbing during your workout without having to stop and read the weights. There are hundreds of exercises online that can be done with inexpensive, hand-held versions. Also, DVDs, charts and other literature is offered to help you learn great exercises to do and how to get the most out of your workouts. Dumbbells are a great investment for singles, couples and families. Couples that work out together are forging a healthier future that they can share together. Studies show that children who grow up in active households are less likely to become obese, reducing their risk of diabetes and many other health conditions.

Whether you're trying to shed pounds, tone muscles or build bulk, a pair of cheap dumbbells are the staple of a good home gym. Visit your doctor before starting any workout so you know you're ready and healthy to start. The key to great health is a good diet and exercise. As we age, we begin to loose muscle tone unless we do something about it. By adding a good fitness routine into your lifestyle, you can look and feel your best, no matter what your age.