What Dumbbells Should I Buy

Free weights are an excellent piece of home equipment. These are the ones that are worth purchasing.

What Dumbbells Should I Buy for home

We all fantasise of having a completely fitted home gym with several styles of cardio machines and more bells – barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells – than a campanologist conference, but most of us lack the room to make such a dream a reality.

So get serious and prioritise, and dumbbells should be at the top of your list – the obvious option of exercise equipment for home workouts. They’re lightweight, inexpensive, and you can change the weight on them unless you buy a fixed package, making them suitable for a variety of exercises.

So here is the list of must have dumbbells for your home workout space.


1. Bowflex 55Si Selectorized

Bowflex 552i Single Adjustable Dumbbell

Yeah, it’s a big investment, but with a weight range of 2 to 24 kilogrammes, it’ll set you up for a lifetime of at-home workouts. There are 15 weight choices available, which are selected by twisting the handle while the dumbbell is in its base, which locks in various plate combinations.


2. DTX Rubber Hex Dumbbells

DTX Fitness 2x 12.5kg Rubber Dumbbell Hex Weights

We like hexagonal dumbbells because the rubber ends are easy on the floor and provide a solid base for renegade rows and other exercises (plus they don’t roll away when you put them down). These hex dumbbells are the most affordable we’ve seen in a long time.


3. York Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells

York Fitness Rubber Hex Dumbbells

Same benefits as the DTX Dumbbells but a little cheaper in price with the same great benefits of hex dumbbells. You can be assured that the dumbbells are well-made, with a knurled handle to help you keep your grip when your hands get sweaty.


4. JLL PU Dumbbells

JLL PU Dumbbells 4kg-32kg Weight Variations

This rounded-end model comes in a few more weight choices than you’ll find elsewhere right now, with 4kg, 6kg, 18kg, 20kg, 24kg, 28kg, and 32kg in stock. JLL, is a British brand we’d trust to provide high-quality equipment that will see you through the pandemic. However, the prices of some of these sets have reached absurd levels, with a 20kg pair costing £162.99, so it could be worth waiting before more stock becomes available and hopefully prices drop. I imagine though with gyms being shut and more people working out from home that this has increased demand for these dumbbells.


5. York Neoprene Dumbbells

York Fitness Single Neoprene Hex coating Dumbbell

Fixed-weight neoprene dumbbells are usually on the lighter end of the spectrum, making them suitable for Pilates, recovery, or just holding the muscles and joints in good shape with some light resistance training. York offers weights ranging from 1.5kg to 7kg, but the price is for a single dumbbell. Check if Amazon’s own brand UMI has any pairs of neoprene dumbbells in stock before making a purchase.


6. UMI by Amazon Neoprene Dumbbells

Umi Amazon Brand Neoprene Dumbbell Weights

Dumbbells from Amazon’s own brand are often out of stock, but there is a wide selection available at the time of writing, including pairs of 2kg, 3kg, 4kg, 5kg, and 10kg weights.

The basic neoprene dumbbells are good for those who want lighter weights, but, as with most Amazon weights, they have experienced significant inflation due to the current scarcity of home gym equipment – the 10kg pack, for example, normally costs about £50 but is now £95.99.


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