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Old 03-13-21, 11:27 AM  
alisoncooks
 
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I know y'all will be excited with me...

This is such a small thing, lol, but I FINALLY ordered 4 lb dumbbells! I'm so excited! I currently have 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15.

It seems unnecessary to get 4s...but I've been wishing for them for ages and talking myself out of it, thinking I should just tough it out and make the jump from 3 to 5. Well, doggone it!, I'm tired of tweaking my elbows so now I hopefully won't! Yay!

(I have 1.5 lb wrist weights that I stick on the 5 to bridge between 5 and 8 or between 12 and 15...but I still wanted those 4s!)
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Old 03-13-21, 11:37 AM  
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Yay! I love having weights in increments. I had 2s and 6s once upon a time and got rid of them for lack of space. It's hard to make big jumps in weight for upper body so personally I find them super useful.

I want 17.5 lb weights and 22.5 like at the gym.
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Old 03-13-21, 11:42 AM  
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Congrats! Only a VFer would understand!

Seriously, no fitness purchase is ever unnecessary. It is an investment in your health and your future.
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Old 03-13-21, 11:47 AM  
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I am excited for you! I recently found some fours and use them often.
I love my nines as well. Now that Iím getting older Iím appreciating the smaller leaps for less risk.
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Old 03-13-21, 11:50 AM  
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I love my 4 lb weights! I know exactly how you feel.

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Old 03-13-21, 12:52 PM  
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4 pounds is definitely not unnecessary! I also have 6,7, and a couple of years ago got pairs of 17.5 and 22.5. I find myself wishing for a set of 13.5 (in between 12 and 15), but of course they don't make such a thing. I do have the Pace weights I could use to add to my 12 but I'm too lazy to get them out.
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Old 03-13-21, 01:02 PM  
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I use my 4 lbs. all the time, so congrats! I have increments of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, and I use every single increment. I have tried to find 11 lbs. (12s are easy to find) to no avail.
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Old 03-13-21, 01:16 PM  
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nice collection of sizes! which ones were the hardest to find?
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Old 03-13-21, 01:21 PM  
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Congrats, enjoy!

I remember the pink weights from the old Firm TransFIRMation set had weights you could screw the ends off into different weights. I kept mine at 4 lbs and 7 lbs and still use them today with other workouts. I think you could also put them all together and make an 11 lb weight. Not sure if they're still around for purchase anywhere though.
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Old 03-13-21, 01:29 PM  
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Thanks all -- I knew y'all would get it! It really can be hard to make the jump from 3 to 5 for certain upper body moves...and I've grown wary of injuring myself.

Most of the above sizes have been relatively easy to find (if not in a store, they're on Amazon). My half-pound weights (1.5, 2.5) are ankle/wrist weights.

5 Below has several sizes of smaller weights (1-5 pound range). I'm always surprised by what I find there!

I used to have some teensy, 0.5 pound soft weights -- they were for my DD, when she was little. I think they were marketed for rehab. They were super cute, lol.
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