Weight training with dumbbells is the cornerstone of any functional fitness program. They are great for building the biceps, triceps, shoulder, chest, and back muscles. I use dumbbells for most of my bench press and wide-chest exercises. When I am working on a muscle group, I usually add weights by holding onto 5kg dumbbells with my free hand. This makes the exercise more difficult and I can handle more weight easily.
Dumbbells are also great to use when you need to isolate specific body parts for maximum effort or to target a specific weakness. For instance, I will often use two dumbbells when I am doing a deadline to work out my lower back. I rarely use free weights in a workout because dumbbells take up less space and I can easily adjust the weight settings for each exercise.
Dumbbell workouts are fun because they allow you to do many more exercises than you could do with free weights alone. When you first start out, your dumbbells will be a bit heavy. Don't worry about it. You'll get used to holding them and eventually they will not be that heavy.
I recommend getting a couple of dumbbells so that you have them for different exercises. If you only focus on the dumbbells you are using, you are missing out on a lot. For example, if you are doing a shoulder press, you should have at least one dumbbell for the front side and one for the rear side. These are important exercises and should not be skipped.
Dumbbells make a great addition to any home gym. They are small and compact, so you don't have to spend a lot of money on bigger weight racks and such. And since dumbbells are very inexpensive, you can usually buy a couple for free if you need them. You will never have to pay for them again.
The most common mistake people make is overloading their dumbbells. This causes them to work too hard. Don't do this. Keep your reps simple. You want them to be easy, but still effective. The more weight you use, the harder it will be, and you won't get the results you are looking for.
When using dumbbells in your home gym, you can also get some added help by using free weights. A dumbbell rack can hold a lot of free weights, but they aren't always available. Some people like to mix it up and use two dumbbells for each arm. You will just have to keep an eye on them and make sure they don't clash.
If you are looking to increase your strength, you should definitely consider dumbbells. There are so many benefits to them. Of course, you get the standard weight of the dumbbells with free weights, but you get more than that with dumbbells. You can easily add more weight as well as more exercises to your routine by purchasing dumbbells. You will have something that works for you no matter what you are looking to do.