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Heading to the gym is a major inconvenience no matter how dedicated you are to your workout goals. The convenience of the home gym has made it possible to get an extremely effective workout in your own home without the hassle of a commute or even a monthly membership. One looking to save money while getting an effective workout and minimizing time commitment to commuting to the gym will find a home gym very useful. In any home gym dumbbells are an essential tool that must be included for your workouts to be effective.

There are many types of dumbbells, with the most popular being the adjustable dumbbell. This particular dumbbell offers a versatility that one can use to get an effective workout and thoroughly exhaust any part of their body. Additionally, dumbbells force smaller muscles to work together to improve the function of larger muscles, making dumbbells an incredibly effective tool for building strength as well as mass.

BowFlex SelectTech 1090 adjustable dumbbell allows you to adjust the weight from 10 to 90 pounds at the turn of a dial in five pound increments. This selection ability allows for easy progression to heavier weights as you get stronger from consistent use. It eliminates the need to buy multiple dumbbells of varying weights by compressing them all into one. The molding around the plates is incredibly durable, eliminating the noise produced by steel dumbbells. And to help you get the most out of your workout there is a DVD included with over 30 exercises. BowFlex SelectTech 552 offers the same convenience, but instead provides 2.5lbs increments and ranges from 5 to 52.5lbs with a two-year warranty on the plates. Two dumbbells are included in the BowFlex SelectTech 552.

Old school gyms liked to use cast iron and the Adjustable Dumbbell Kit Pair offers that old school feel with cast iron plates and textured chrome handles weighing five pounds. There are eight 10lbs plates, two 5lbs plates and two 2.5lbs, allowing for incremental weight increases of 5lbs. The plates are cast iron and can be secured with collar that is threaded for a secure fit. This makes the dumbbells easy to grip and easy to adjust. The Yes4All Dumbbell Set is made from the same cast iron and chrome materials but features two separate boxes with 52.5lbs in each box when shipped, handles and plates with 1.25 inch diameters, four collars, sixteen 5lb plates, four 2.5lbs plates and four 1.25 lbs plates allowing for greater adjustability within more precise weight ranges.

The PowerBlock dumbbell set has adjustable weights from 5-50lbs for each hand. The set comes with two dumbbells, replacing 16 dumbbells and with a 10-year home warranty so you know they are built to last. There are expandable editions for those desiring more weight.

In all, adjustable dumbbells are a convenient means of compressing an entire gym into one set of dumbbells which saves space, time and money. Dumbbells are the ultimate tool for building strength and putting on muscle in the convenient location of your own home.