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hey, im 16 and i wanted to buy some dumbells to do some at home workouts (which i already do but just bodyweight) but im kinda confused- i dont wanna spend too much money and i dont know how heavy they should be. any advice? x
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:dumbells:

Argos / Amazon
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Argos / Amazon
thx yh ive checked, argos is out of stock, and amazon too or they are selling one 5kg dumbell for 30 quid which sounds like a lot to me.
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I brought mine on Amazon, but there are plenty of other places to purchase them, both online and in shops.
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amazon is always a safe bet.
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Dumbbells are admittedly expensive on Amazon, but it's your safest option, I personally wouldn't purchase used dumbbells off gumtree, wish, ebay or any other sites where you can't rely on the integrity or reputation of a business.
You could consider asking your parents or relatives to buy some for you, maybe try persuading them that you want to improve your fitness and health, they might chip in to help you.

In terms of how heavy they should be, for a 16 year old you don't need to go above 18kg's max, when I turned 16 I bought a pair of 10kg's to train light for more reps, then a few months later I bought a pair of 15kg's for a slightly heavier challenge. As long as you're not just doing weights and doing the real basics like push ups and legs, you'll be fine. You might be able to incorporate dumbbells into those exercises anyway.
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Dumbbells are admittedly expensive on Amazon, but it's your safest option, I personally wouldn't purchase used dumbbells off gumtree, wish, ebay or any other sites where you can't rely on the integrity or reputation of a business.
You could consider asking your parents or relatives to buthy some for you, maybe try persuading them that you want to improve your fitness and health, they might chip in to help you.

In terms of how heavy they should be, for a 16 year old you don't need to go above 18kg's max, when I turned 16 I bought a pair of 10kg's to train light for more reps, then a few months later I bought a pair of 15kg's for a slightly heavier challenge. As long as you're not just doing weights and doing the real basics like push ups and legs, you'll be fine. You might be able to incorporate dumbbells into those exercises anyway.
thanks so much! also, im a girl and a beginner so 18kg might be a bit much lol
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also i cant do pushups
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You can get adjustable ones off eBay/amazon any fitness retailer
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also i cant do pushups
Perhaps try keeping your hands a little wider out from your body.

If you have to do them on your knees but don't kneel down just pivot on them.

Try and build to correct push ups, you could try some incline push-ups which use slightly different muscles groups (don't confuse this with decline push-ups which are much harder then standard ones).
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thanks so much! also, im a girl and a beginner so 18kg might be a bit much lol
Just lift what you can manage without breaking anything and you'll be cool.
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thanks so much guys
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