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Dumbbell and Barbell sets for home workout programs
Dumbbells are an effective tool for muscle building in the gym or at home, for those who prefer exercising at home, there are many home workout programs that uses dumbbell sets. Having an additional set of dumbbells can increase your workout options and allow you to start on popular home workout programs and get faster, better results.
Dumbbells for P90x
For those of you who have not heard of p90x, p90x stands for power 90 extreme, which is a 90 day home workout program that is amongst the most popular fitness dvds in the world. The reason for its popularity is its effectiveness at producing results and transforming bodies. The p90x workout program is meant for more experienced people and the program require a few tools in order to get started. The tools include dumbbells or resistance bands, pull up bar, yoga mat and stool or chair. Many of the exercises in the workout programs make use of dumbbells for building lean muscle.
It is possible to substitute the dumbbell set with a set of resistance bands but the results would be less ideal. It is important to note that many of the workouts in p90x target different muscle groups and have a variety of exercises which means that having multiple dumbbell sets is recommended so that you do not have to pause the video to adjust the weights throughout the workout. If your budget is limited, you can go for adjustable dumbbell sets.
Dumbbells for Body Beast
Body Beast is an intensive home fitness program that aims to pack on solid muscle in a short amount of time. For those who are keen on starting on Body Beast or similar home workout programs, keep in mind that you will need heavy weights in order to achieve the results that is showcased in the commercials. In addition, multiple dumbbell sets is recommended even for adjustable dumbbell sets as the workout program uses “dynamic set training” which means that you will need to switch from one set of weights to another in between workouts. A minimum of 3 dumbbell sets of different weights is recommended.
Barbells for Les Mills Pump
If your workout program is similar to Les Mills Pump, which is barbell-based workout program, then a set of barbells is compulsory for you. The workout program makes use of barbells to perform squats, bench press to burn calories and sculpt a ripped body.
Other gym equipment and accessories
There are many other exercises and workouts you can do at home, to help you with your home workout, you might want to consider the following tools: pull up bar, yoga mat, gym bench and resistance bands set. You might also want to learn about how to upgrade your simple home gym into a professional home gym and the importance of using the right weight for your workout.