Not So Dumb After All

A lot of people gained weight during lockdown.

My wife and I didn’t. How we managed to get healthier during lockdown isn’t a secret.

Firstly, we kept a healthy diet. Admittedly, this wasn’t always easy. Without leaving home, with no delivery services, there were hard times. But we managed. We ordered from local markets. We ordered from hotel providers who had no hotels to deliver to.

Secondly, we never stopped training. It’s amazing how many exercises you can do at home.

One purchase we made that really paid off was a set of modular dumbbells. Instead of committing to a certain weight, we can adjust them as we improve. We can also train with weights suitable for each of us.

The bars I have are no longer available on Amazon, but the information below is adjusted for similar dumbbells.

Here is the order in which I would suggest buying everything. In parentheses I mention the additional options each purchase would open.

  1. 2 x bars (0.5kg x 2)
  2. 4 x 1.25kg plates (3kg x 2)
  3. 4 x 2.5kg plates (5.5kg x 2, 8kg x 2)
  4. 4 x 5kg plates (10.5kg x 2, 13.5kg x 2, 15.5kg x 2)
  5. 4 x 5kg plates (20.5kg x 2, 23.5kg x 2, 25.5kg x 2)

What I really like about these dumbbells is, they can easily scale from 0.5kg to 50kg. The bars themselves are sold separately. You can buy the different plates separately and over time as you improve. That’s pretty smart for a dumbbell!

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Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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