Probably the most widespread item of fitness equipment there is! I doubt if there’s a single body part that can’t in some way, be worked with a pair of these, especially if you’re capable of a little ingenuity. :-)

Dumbbells are available in a variety of types, eg plastic-coated, rubber-ended, metal, hexagonal and round-ended, fixed-weight, interchangeable, etc.

If you’ve sufficient space and money, then a set of ‘bells in handily-spaced increments and mounted on a rack is very convenient. If not, then the interchangeable weight types are very easy to use. The latter usually boils down to a choice between spring clips and threaded collars. Spring clips are generally quicker, whilst ‘spin-locks’ are usually cheaper.

Fit Hire offers a range of dumbbells in a variety of types and sizes. You can buy them individually or as a set. Custom sets can also be ordered.

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