Although I used to be really into playing a wide variety of sports and getting my exercise that way, I confess that I never really fell into a consistent gym routine throughout the years. Facing midlife during a pandemic, I (like millions of others) have been reconsidering my health and wellness. In addition to exploring various all-in-one cardio machines, I thought it would be a good idea to pick up (figuratively and literally) some weights.
After doing my due diligence, I arrived at Core Home Fitness. They kindly sent me their well-regarded adjustable dumbbells, which quickly go from 5 to 50 pounds. And while in other contexts, the phrase “ingenious dumbbells” might seem oxymoronic, here I found it to be quite fitting.
The box the set arrived in was fairly compact; but at roughly 100 pounds, it was certainly a formidable lift. Once brought to the area where I’d be setting up this exercise station, I removed the contents to find: