weights for older adults

Recommended weights for older adults

These are what I suggest to my clients when they join my classes! Below are links to the best prices I could find on Amazon at this time!  I have purchased all of these sizes & I personally use them in this way.

For most of the women 50+ & older adults, I recommend purchasing 1 set of each size: 1 lb, 2 lbs, 3 lbs, 4 lbs & 5 lbs.  However, not everyone wants to start with this many.  I suggest purchasing at least 3 sets!  

1 lb weights are great for beginners AND as you become stronger they are beneficial when held during a cardio class for extra sculpting/toning of the arms & shoulders.  Also recommended pushing up overhead.

Amazon Basics Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Hand Weight Set, 1-Pound, Set of 2, Red
  • Set of 2 dumbbells for resistance training; each dumbbell weighs 1 pound
  • Easy-grip neoprene coating for a secure hold
  • Printed weight number on each end cap and color-coded for quick identification
  • Hexagonal shape prevents dumbbells from rolling away
  • Ideal for fitness classes or at-home workout routines

2 lb weights are great for beginners AND as you become stronger they are beneficial when held during a cardio class for extra sculpting/toning of the arms & shoulders.  Also recommended pushing up overhead.

Amazon Basics Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Hand Weight Set, 2-Pound, Set of 2, Pink
  • Dumbbell hand weights for exercise and resistance training; ideal for fitness classes, home gym, or...
  • Includes 2 pink dumbbells, each weighing 2 pounds (4 pounds total)
  • Neoprene coating for a secure, nonslip grip
  • Printed weight number on each end cap for quick identification
  • Hexagonal shape prevents dumbbells from rolling away

3 lb weights are great for beginners to be your heaviest weight for exercises such as bicep curls AND for the more advanced they become your overhead weights.

Amazon Basics Neoprene Hexagon Workout Dumbbell Hand Weight, 3-Pound, Purple - Set of 2
  • Dumbbell hand weights for exercise and resistance training; ideal for fitness classes, home gym, or...
  • Includes 2 purple dumbbells, each weighing 3 pounds (6 pounds total)
  • Neoprene coating for a secure, nonslip grip
  • Printed weight number on each end cap for quick identification
  • Hexagonal shape prevents dumbbells from rolling away

4 lb weights become more useful as you become stronger & are ready to advance from 3 lbs up to 4 lbs for bicep curls

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Weider 4 Lb. Neoprene Dumbbell, Black
  • For your comfort and increased grip control, your Weider Neoprene Dumbbell has been dipped in a...
  • Square Anti-Roll Design
  • Portability allows you to use your weight at home or take it to your favorite studio class with ease
  • Compact Size for convenient and easy storage and transport

5 lb weights become more useful as you become stronger & are ready to advance from 4 lbs up to 5 lbs for bicep curls

Amazon Basics Neoprene Hexagon Workout Dumbbell Hand Weight, 5-Pound, Green - Set of 2
  • Dumbbell hand weights for exercise and resistance training; ideal for fitness classes, home gym, or...
  • Includes 2 green dumbbells, each weighing 5 pounds (10 pounds total)
  • Neoprene coating for a secure, nonslip grip
  • Printed weight number on each end cap for quick identification
  • Hexagonal shape prevents dumbbells from rolling away
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