Adjustable weights, great for a home gym

by Jay Hiller, August 28, 2022

This image shows what adjustable weights look like.
Adjustable weights save space and can be used for many exercises.

Before the pandemic, I wanted to buy a kettlebell, but I couldn’t decide what size to get. I didn’t want to have to go back in a few months and get a larger size and I didn’t want to optimistically buy something that was too heavy for me. Adjustable weights were the answer, or more specifically an adjustable kettlebell.

I liked my adjustable kettlebell before the pandemic and when we were in full lockdown, I loved it. I could load it up and do squats, lunges and deadlifts with it. There’s an exercise that’s great for working rear delts where you turn the kettlebell upside down and hold it steady for time with your arm in an L-shape. Having adjustable weights in the house gave me options at a time when exercise equipment was hard to come by.

A friend generously gave me a set of adjustable dumbbells last year, which I absolutely love. (I can’t seem to bring myself to give away our collection of conventional dumbbells though. Is there such a thing as a dumbbell hoarder? ) Another handy piece of equipment, that’s inexpensive if you already have Olympic plates is a Tbell. It’s like a big adjustable kettlebell. I can’t remember how much weight mine can hold–more than I can lift.

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