Dumbbells are probably one of the best exercise devices, no other piece of equipment is so simple to make use of yet can be used for almost every muscle group.
If you own a set of dumbbells, you can easily exercise the whole body without the need for any other exercise equipment (other than a workout bench).
Because they are easy to use and handy it is essential that you own a set if you want to work out at home. Even if you have a health club membership it will much better getting a set of dumbbells for those days when going to the gym is too much of a headache. You can still get an excellent workout with your dumbbells!
When you go to buy your first set of Dumbbells, you will be faced with the option of Fixed or adjustable.
Fixed Weight Dumbbells
Fixed weight dumbbells are precisely what they sound. They are dumbbells where the weight offered is always the same no matter what exercise you do. These dumbbells typically can be found in sets of varying weights so that you can switch and change them according to the exercise you are doing.
Adjustable dumbbells, as you may have guessed, enable you to adjust the weight of the dumbbell by adding and removing weights from the end that are tied on by a clip.
Other adjustable dumbbells permit you to alter the weight swiftly by turning a dial on the weight or by moving a pin along.
Which One suits you?
Well, ideally the answer is rather clear, if you wish to have the ability to train with a huge amount of varying weights then the adjustable ones are for you. Nevertheless they are usually somewhat more pricey. Fixed weights, on the other hand, are great if you do not require a varied set of weights and you do not mind the additional space they will use up in your place.