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What Size Dumbbell Do You Use the Most?

When it comes to strength training, I'm a big fan of using dumbbells. They're inexpensive, small, easy to use at home, and are so effective at toning your muscles. I have a few sets of different size weights for doing a variety of exercises, but I tend to use my eight-pounders for most exercises. What about you?

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VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 7 years
usually 5lbbut i use 15lb for overhead tricep curls.
VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 7 years
usually 5lb but i use 15lb for overhead tricep curls.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
*no good.sorry
almostloli almostloli 8 years
*no good.sorry
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i use 5lbs.. too heavy will do my arms o good..
porkypocky porkypocky 8 years
Why does it only go up to 15 pounds? :(25s and 30s for lower body, 10-15 for upper body.
porkypocky porkypocky 8 years
Why does it only go up to 15 pounds? :( 25s and 30s for lower body, 10-15 for upper body.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
man - my gym doesn't even have 3s... i use 10 the most.
jessie jessie 8 years
right now 8lbs weights....as i get stronger it will be more
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
Oh and had to say THANK YOU to kclulu for your comment. Could not agree more!
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
Kind of insulting because I lift way heavier than any of those. Where are the heavy options at?? That's really aggravating.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
I have 3 lb, 5 lb and 10 lb dumbbells and switch up which ones I use. I don't really "lift weights" so to speak, I just do tons of various strength training exercises. I also use 2 lb arm weights haha, like while I'm doing random things around the house.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
What are these "lbs" ? :p 4kg - 5kg
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
What are these "lbs" ? :p4kg - 5kg
Anais18 Anais18 8 years
I've been weight training for a year and a half now, and currently using 8-11 pound dumbbells, since that's all I can lift at the moment. I, too, believe in working your way up to heavier weights. As I keep getting stronger, I challenge myself to use heavier dumbbells.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
* Oops, 10 lbs
neonbee neonbee 8 years
* Oops, 10 lbs
neonbee neonbee 8 years
When I do certain exercises, I use 5 lbs. But for example, I'm doing tricep curls, I use lbs.
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 8 years
25s or 35s for dumbbell moves, but I use barbells for heavier lifts.
julea julea 8 years
it varies, but the lowest i ever use is 12 lbs. all other times i use 20s and 30 or 32.5s. i think "15 and up" at least should have been an option.
julea julea 8 years
it varies, but the lowest i ever use is 12 lbs. all other times i use 20s and 30 or 32.5s.i think "15 and up" at least should have been an option.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 8 years
It all depends on the exercise. I used 5 lb for my triceps workout. But for squats - I cannot use dumbbell, they are not heavy enough for me. I use 2 large plate (5kg @), 2 med plate (2.5kg@), and 4 small plates(1kg@) Total = 19Kg or 41lb) They do not have that size of Dumbbell in my Gym.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 8 years
It all depends on the exercise.I used 5 lb for my triceps workout. But for squats - I cannot use dumbbell, they are not heavy enough for me. I use 2 large plate (5kg @), 2 med plate (2.5kg@), and 4 small plates(1kg@) Total = 19Kg or 41lb) They do not have that size of Dumbbell in my Gym.
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