At first glance, all weight sets seem to be equal; you hold on to the weights, you lift them and you get stronger. While you can get a quality workout from any type of dumbbell weights, you will maximize your workouts best if you take your time selecting the most appropriate dumbbell sets for your home, fitness level and exercise regimen.
There are two basic types of dumbbells available: adjustable dumbbells and traditional dumbbell sets. Traditional sets take up more room, but tend to be safer and more durable. Adjustable dumbbells sets are space savers that allow great flexibility in workouts. If you have a lot of room, it can be handy to have a traditional set, since all you will have to do is pick up the appropriate weights and you are good to go. If you are working with limited gym space, then adjustable dumbbells will give you the ability to maximize your workout at the price of a few extra minutes to set the weights for each exercise.