Cap Barbell Solid Hex Dumbbell Set with Rack (150 Pound)
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Many people who are outfitting a home gym make the decision to buy an entire set of fixed weight dumbbells at once, to get their gym going right away. Users like these want the simplicity of having a full set of weights at their disposal from the beginning, so that they can perform a variety of different exercises and satisfy users of different fitness levels, too.
Dumbbells are definitely a must for the home gym. Once only used by serious weightlifters, dumbbells are used by nearly everyone today. We’ve learned that strength training has many benefits besides being able to build muscle mass. Since muscle burns more calories each day than fat, even when resting, we can all benefit from building some muscle if we want to get to, and maintain a healthy weight. For this reason, as well as simply the recent increase in working out at home, dumbbell sets are very popular purchases. Many people are moving toward home workouts for several reasons:
• Working out at home is less expensive over time than paying for gym memberships
• If you have the equipment at home, you can work out any time you want, so getting fit is easier to schedule
• Working out at home makes you less uncomfortable if you’re out of shape
• There are many great workout programs on DVD that can give you a gym quality class in the privacy of your living room
This set of weights is perfectly suited to outfitting a home gym. They are made by Cap Barbells. Cap Barbells is one of the leading manufacturers of barbells in the country. They have been in business for 25 years, and are known for creating solid, durable and functional fitness products. They started out making only free weights and benches, but today, Cap makes over 600 different products in ten different categories. This set of barbells from Cap is a good choice for your home gym, because it is a very durable product that will satisfy multiple users for a reasonable price.
This set of weights includes four pairs of weights (5 lbs, 10 lbs, 20 lbs and 25 lbs) as well as a rack to hold all the weights. These weights are made from solid cast iron and are hexagonally shaped so that they don’t roll around.
These are the types of weights you’re accustomed to seeing at a gym, and they are solid and durable enough to withstand the kind of use a set of weights at the gym would receive. You can rest assured that if you purchase a set of weights like this, you’ll never need to buy weights in these sizes again. The products come with a 30 day manufacturer’s warranty.
Users who reviewed these weights were very satisfied with them. The chief complaint regarded the rack, which some people found hard to assemble and which others found to be not as durable as the weights themselves.
The biggest thing to consider before spending $300 on a set of weights like this is whether they are really suited to your needs. The heaviest weight in this set is 25 pounds, which may not be heavy enough to challenge you as you gain strength. These weights will take a up a fair amount of space, which could be a problem if your home work out area is limited in size, and could really be a problem if you find that you later need to add another weight set because you outgrow these.
For some people, a set of adjustable weights would be a better choice. Adjustable weight will give you more flexibility in the amount of weight you can lift for about the same price and will take up less storage space, too. One disadvantage of adjustable weights, however, is that they are more difficult for multiple users to workout with together, since you only have one set of bars to go with many weight plates.
When buying weights like these from online retailers, one concern is always the cost of shipping. As you might imagine, weights can get expensive to ship. If you want to buy online, look for a free shipping option. These weights are so readily available, however, that you may simply opt to purchase them at a local sporting goods store or discount store to avoid shipping them. Of course that means that you then have to carry the whole set into the house!
Consumers have a wide range of product choices and prices when it comes to buying weights. Nearly every fitness manufacturer makes them, and there is great competition in terms of price and promotion. It pays to really shop around before you buy weights so that you don’t wind up spending more than you have to.
All in all, this is a good set of middle of the road fixed weights. The advantages to purchasing them include:
• Great for toning up
• Fairly inexpensive
• Two people can work out at the same time using different sets of weights
The primary disadvantages are:
• They take up more storage space
• You may outgrow the usefulness of the weights if you gain enough strength
• For this price you can likely buy a set of adjustable weights that will be more flexible and easier to store.
You’ll not be disappointed with products from Cap. They are a solid company with a good reputation for customer service. Their products are easy to find as they are sold at many retail locations and it seems pretty easy to find them online with a free shipping option.
The biggest decision about these weights is a personal one. You must evaluate whether you have the space to store them, whether they have enough long term usefulness to make them a worthwhile purchase, and whether they are within your budget. Assuming all this is true; this should be a purchase you’ll be happy you made.