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Understanding the Different Types of Weight Sets

weight setsThere are many types of  weight sets

and it is important to understand them before you start working out, or decide to buy one for your home. Different types of weights are used for different types of activities and goals. One of the ways you can learn about the different weight sets is to go to your local gym and talk to a personal fitness trainer.They can help you become familiar with the various types ofequipment and allow you to learn what you might want for your home.

Kettle Bells

A premium vinyl kettlebell set can be the most important tool in your power weight arsenal. In addition, they are small enough to be stored nearly anywhere, and you don’t need a lot of space to use them. This makes them perfect for in home use. A premium vinyl kettlebell weight can be used in so many different ways. You can use a pair of kettle bells to work the core muscle groups, which are important for most sports.

You can also work the shoulders, quads, glutes, hamstrings, and back muscles with these weights. If you are looking to put together a home exercise set, you should definitely look into a kettlebell set. In particular, a vinyl kettlebell set is recommended, as they are long lasting and durable.


A good base set of dumbbells can be as vital as kettle bells. You can use the dumbbell to work the biceps and triceps, as well as the shoulders and back. There are several things you need to know about these before you buy them or use them. First, know that the best thing you can get is rubber encased hex dumbbells. These are the sturdiest and rated to last the longest, and the weight is extremely accurate.

The most common size to get for lifting if you want only one plate on the bar is the 65 lbs. hex dumbbell. These weights are very easy to secure. All you need to do is adjust the weight to where you want it by adding and taking away hex dumbbells.


You have many choices when it comes to choosing a dumbbell set for your home. One of the options you have is the Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbell. This machine has many features, including adjustable weights.


A barbell weight set can do many things for you as well. These are best used at the gym, unless you have a room that can be dedicated to your workout. They can take up quite a bit of room. However, this is the best way to work the entire upper body at one time. In particular, a barbell weight set will work the pectorals, abs, shoulders, and biceps. These are easily adjustable with weight plates that can be added or removed.

When you lift a barbell you are lifting a lot of weight, so it is best if you have someone there to spot you. These types of sets may or may not come with a bench to sit on. They usually consist of an iron bar with rubber encased weights that fit right onto the ends. These adjustable barbells are often called threaded weight sets.

Olympic Weight Sets

Olympic weight sets are just a combination of barbells and dumbbells with a bench. There are several things you should look for in a standard Olympic weight set. The set should come with a seven foot bar that has spring collars to hold the plates in place safely. It should come with about three hundred pounds in weights, with everything from a 2.5 to 45 pound weights.

It should have a good quality grip for your hands. You can use the weights as you stand, but the set should come with a bench, so you can sit as well. You will find that you can work your back as easily as if you are standing or sitting. It should also come with a rack as part of the bench so that you can rest the bar on it.

If you are looking for a total fitness workout, you should consider a combination of these types of weight sets. If you have the right tools and determination, you will soon be working out like a pro. Start with the lower weight sets first, building up to the heavier sets as you move forward in your progression.