Hi! Long-time lurker, first-time poster, here.
I'm wondering if anyone can share their experience with / recommendations for adjustable dumbbells.
I'm a relative noob with weights, so I'm making quick beginner strength gains and it's getting pretty pricey having to buy new dumbbells each week. Getting a gym membership is not an option for me right now. I have some plates and handles, which I'm using on some exercises, but I shy away from using them for any exercises where the weight is over my head because I'm paranoid about safety. Are the adjustable kind any safer?
Should an adjustable set that goes up to 50 lb be enough to last me a while? (For reference's sake, I'm a female who's really pretty new to this (about 6 weeks), and my 'heavy' is probably most people's light or warm-up weight ... the 20 lb set I bought last week is just too light now for back exercises and way way too light for legs, if that helps)
There are a few adjustable sets on my local Kijiji, including Powerblocks and SelectTech at a good-ish price right now. I'm leaning towards the SelectTech, but the Powerblocks are more in my price range. Anyone have experience with either of these?
I'm loving working with weights and can't wait to see just how far I can push my body, so thanks in advance for any suggestions / feedback anyone might have!