- 3 lbs or 5 lbs are great for shoulder exercises, you may want less (soup cans work!)
- 8 lbs or 10 lbs are good for biceps, triceps and maybe beginning level for chest and back exercises
- 12, 15 or 20 lbs for “heavy” with chest, back and for use during squats or lunges.
- A heavy kettle bell or dumbbell you might find useful for challenging your lower body – 25-35 lbs. (or wait, and watch to decide if you want to invest in this for home)
Dumbbells in a variety of weights. Three sizes at least is best (think small, medium, and large). This is a suggestion…and only a suggestion: