Building Home Gym

  • As I work out at home, (no gym for miles and miles), I'm finding I need 12 pound dumbbells since going from 10 to 15 pounds is kinda rough.

     I looked to order some online but it costs a fortune for shipping. I considered using 2 pound wrist weights to make the 10 pounders add up, has anyone else tried this? Should I just keep working to build up to the 15#?

    Where is a good place to get 12 #ers? I will be going to the city this coming weekend. Any help is appreciated    Thanks in advance,K


  • Actually, I had the same dilemma. Yes. Buy the wrist weights. They really aren't that expensive and they can get you through some of the mid weight issues. I am pretty sure "Wally World" carries them. Good for you for forging ahead! You'll be surprised how quickly you can blast past the weights you are doing now.

    Keep the faith!

    Faithful Renee :0)

  • Yes, get the 2 pound wrist weights. The work perfect for the transition from 10-15 and will work again when you go from 15-20. Also checkout your local Craigslist, thrift stores and yard sales for great deals on gym equipment without any need to deal with shipping. Good luck.

    Let Your Life Speak - Brigit

  • Kat-the 2# wrist wts. come in handy; I use them for in between 15 and 20#, but there are 12# available at Target and Wal-Mart.  And sporting goods stores I'm sure carry them.

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • For some reason I thought Wal-Mart carried them...I could be wrong.


  • Aly

    Your right they do carry some of the lower weighted barbells.

    But she could also strap in this wrists weights and go for it.. In a week or so she'd be at 15's anyhow :)

  • I agree with the wrist weights.  Mainly because they will get you through other spots when you have trouble moving in a 5# increment.  The stores may not have that in between weight.  I think it would be a wiser investment of your money and you'll be up to the 15's before you know it.