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The 12 Best Dumbbells To Buy For At-Home Workouts According To A Trainer

Because honestly…there are SO many.

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Ready to upgrade your at-home gym? Look no farther than these shiny new sets of dumbbells—from light hand weights to full racks of dumbbells to small space-friendly adjustable sets.

To help you in your dumbbell shopping quest, WH tapped Hayden Steele, CPT, for what to look for in a set of quality dumbbells. “Typically, dumbbells are priced according to the pounds or killograms per dumbbell,” says Steele. “A set of 5-pound weights will be cheaper than 10-pound weights, so only purchase the dumbbells that fit within your strength profile or align with your fitness goals." When you get stronger (because you will, trust!): "You can always add more!" he says.

Quality dumbbells don't have to take up your entire home gym, either. Most sets come with their own rack for storage. If your space is limited, your best bet are adjustable dumbbells, per Steele.

Here are the 12 best dumbbell sets based on trainer recommendations and reviews that will definitely catch your eye. Get ready to hit your strength goals.

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          1
          Best For Travel
          Bala Bars
          2
          Best Overall
          YBell
          ARC NOVICE KIT
          3
          Best Neoprene-Coated
          BalanceFrom
          Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set
          Amazon
          4
          Best Budget Dumbbells
          BalanceFrom
          Rubber-coated dumbells
          5
          Best Starter Home Gym Set
          CAP Barbell
          150-Pound Dumbbell Set with Vertical Rack
          6
          Best For Beginners
          SPRI
          Deluxe Rubber Coated Hand Weights
          7
          Best For Water Workouts
          Sporti
          Aquatic Dumbbells
          swimoutlet.com
          8
          Best For Easy Adjustability
          FLYBIRD
          Adjustable Dumbbells
          Amazon
          9
          Best High-Tech
          JAXJOX
          DumbbellConnect
          10
          Best for Heavy Lifting
          Yes4All
          Adjustable Dumbbells
          amazon
          11
          Best for Sculpting
          Bowflex
          SelectTech 552 Dumbbells
          12
          Best On Amazon
          Ativafit
          Adjustable Fitness Dial Dumbbell
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