A couple of years ago, I decided to get back into shape and build up my core, so I purchased some dumbbells. I found that I actually like them. They are easy on the back and don't pinch when I do squats. I decided to take a few weeks off of my gym membership to give them time to really adjust and see how they did.
I decided to start out with a pair of 5kg dumbbells that were black and silver plated. I was not intimidated by them, but I did notice that there was quite a bit more of them than I typically saw in gyms. I also noticed that I could tell when someone was using dumbbells compared to barbells.
It took me a few weeks to really get into my dumbbells workout. I did not have a set weight and I was doing them on a much lower level than I usually do barbells. The first couple of workouts were ok, but after that it was like I had weights hanging off of my arms all the time.
My next purchase was a set of dumbbells with a handloading system. I was sold on this idea. With this system, you load one dumbbell, take the other, and stack them on both hands. This makes it easier on the back and takes the pressure off of your biceps and triceps. I could not believe how much easier it is to work out with these dumbbells.
After getting these two new sets of dumbbells, I went ahead and purchased another set. I wanted to make it a full body set. So, I added a bench press bar and another dumbbell. And I could hardly believe my progress. These dumbbells helped me to tone down my chest, shoulders and triceps so well that I started gaining weight on them.
It was at this point that I decided I needed a bigger arsenal of dumbbells. So I purchased a few more sets of dumbbells. Now I have a total of fourteen dumbbells in my gym. I cannot explain how much more attractive I feel now, compared to before!
Another advantage of my dumbbells workout is that I don't take so much time. For example, I don't spend fifteen minutes in the gym because I have so many dumbbells. Plus, when I don't feel like working out, I just pick up my dumbbells and go. I actually get better at my exercises because I am always working out.
My last reason for my purchasing of these was because they are so affordable. I found some dumbbells that were less than twenty dollars a piece. If you consider the amount of money you would spend on a pair of dumbbells in a gym, you will see that buying dumbbells online saves you a lot of money. In addition, when you buy dumbbells online, they are shipped right to your home. I don't know about you, but that is an awesome way to save time and money.