Hi BB community.
I thought I would actually make the time to join this site after reading it for the last three years!
I just wanted to say (before I get onto my topic title) thank you for all of the information on this site. I've managed to find 99% of the information required through the search option, but I have a question reference dumbells.
Here is a bit of background first.
I started working out three years ago, I was approximately 23% bodyfat, 5'10" and 196 pounds. I have had various goals, to lose weight, six pack, to bulk, cut again, get fitter for boxing, running, weights... but that has lead me to my current goal, to get stronger...
I'm still the same height, 24, 15-16% bodyfat currently and 196 pounds, I did get down to 160 pounds and 10% bodyfat (approximately 2 years ago).
I started out being able to bench press 50kg, dead lift 50kg again and not being able to do a pull up or squat much above my body weight.
Now I can bench 110kg, squat 100kg, deadlift 140kg and do 4 sets of 10 pull ups (wide grips) with 1minute rest inbetween sets. 4 sets of 10-12 bodyweight dips with 1 minute rest inbetween sets. So my strenght have come on leaps and bounds (I have only been deadlifting and squatting for 3 months since I bought my Powertec power rack.
I started out at a gym, then decided to buy some dumbells for home, terrible spinlock items and a flat bench.
I now have a Powertec power rack, 285kg olympic weight plates and 2no bars, lat pull down machine, flat bench,FID bench.
I still have the original 1" standard weight plates 250kg plus bars.
So here's my question (sorry for waffling, it's my first post).
I'm thinking of upgrading all of the standard weight plates and bars to buy some rubber or professional style dumbells.
I'm thinking of purchasing a 12.5kg pair, 17.5kg pair and a 27.5kg pair (for the minute).
My only worry with buying the fixed professional / rubber pairs is that the jumps are in 2.5kg steps. I have read that you can buy "plate mates" but I'm concerned I'll eventually out grow the smaller dumbells and they'll eventually become redundant as my strength increases.
The spinlock dumbells I can increase in 1kg steps, I don't have to worry about changing them inbetween sets as I have multiple dumbell handles currently set to the above weights.
Sorry for the lenghty post, thanks.
Thread: Professional Dumbells