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As workout becomes a prevailing topic, people are spending more time and money on gym and equipment. In this review, we’d like to share our study about an affordable fitness gear, which is both portable and efficient- the Adjustable Dumb Bells.
Almost everyone is familiar with the dumb bell, of course. It is probably the most simple and durable way to build your arm and pectoral muscle, or even abs if used properly. But why spend thousands on a full set? An adjustable dumb bell would be perfect fit at home or in travel. That’s why it always ranks among my top 5 household fitness equipment list.
So how to choose the one best fit your grip and strength? Just check our shopping tips and the 7 Best Adjustable DumbBell Review 2017.
Shopping Tips – How to choose
For most people, the weight range 5lbs-50lbs each unit will be easy to get a hang of while leaving enough space to grow up.
Average adjustable bells come with 2.5lbs as minimum weight conditioning.
Yet if you consider the balance and add plates on each end at the same time, the minimum weight conditioning will be 5lbs. Always remember to check the weight before training.
Size of most dial adjustable dumbbells won’t reduce as you loose the plates. As a result, for women and those with smaller grips, the traditional adjustable dumbbells may be easier in motion with lower weights.
Some adjustable dumbbells comes with storage stand or casing, which makes the heavy duty equipment to store. Other features including training belts, extra rubber rings and plates.
|Model||Weight Range||Weight Setting||Price|
(Our Editor's Choice)
|Bowflex SelectTech 552||5-52.5lbs||2.5lbs|
|Unipack 200 Lbs||5-100lbs||5lbs|
|CAP Barbell RSWB-40TP||5-20lbs||2.5lbs|
An adjustable dumb bell is supposed to be easily conditioning and last lifetime, and you will be fairly satisfied with Ironmaster 75lb Quick-Lock System with Stand. If you have concerns over the price, then its quality and lifetime warranty will definitely convince you.
The Ironmaster 75lb features Quick-Lock design adjusting from 5-75 lbs in 2 1/2 lb increments, and also super heavy duty construction (welded steel and chrome plated handles), no worries about drops or breaks. Additionally the set includes a stand, which makes it convenient to store the loose plates. It’s like having a complete set of free weight dumbbells at home.
Regarding the experience, the Ironmaster 75lb feels great in hands and in motion during movements. It is a pleasant experience, with the feel and size(decreases with a decrease in weight). Compared with dial adjustable type, the Ironmaster takes a little extra time to change weights, up to 15-30 seconds. You are free to enjoy dumbbell lifts and made better strength gains step by step because you don’t feel like you have to be gentle with them. We rate it 5 stars as the last dumbbell set you’ll ever need.
Compared with most hex dumbbells, the PowerBlock Elite Dumbbells features exclusive block design. Its weight range is 5-50 lbs per hand, and can easily expand to 70~90lbs per hand, the minimum adjustable weight is 2.5lbs.
Made in USA, the PowerBlock Elite Dumbbells features excellent control stability when doing overhead, incline, and flat bench presses. Moreover, it is shorter than hex dumbbells at the same weight, allowing the weights to concentrate at the top of the contraction (no clanging together, no rattling).
Thanks to the unique design, it works simply, easy to read scales and adjust weights. And the flat ends make it easy to rest on your thighs and then kick up into position. Once you get the hang of it, adjusting the in-handle weights take 5-10 seconds for the pair.
Another advantage of PowerBlock Elite Dumbbells is they can be used as push up bars, so you can do push/pull exercises that you can’t do with other adjustable bells. And they are more stable as push up bars than hex dumbbells.
If you have a $300.0 budget, the PowerBlock elite is our recommended pick.
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell is a quality and durable set. The bar itself weighs 5lbs, the weight range is 10-50 lbs. Each plate is 2.5 pounds with a max of 4 plates per side. To keep both side balanced you’d want to keep equal plates per side making it 5lb increments.
Made by durable heavy duty chrome plated steel, the quality of the product is just as good if not better as what you would use at a gym. Switching between plates is extremely easy, he profile is not bulky. So you could set a schedule for work out time every day and then immediately begin working out and then resume whatever you were doing. Very convenient. The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell do have a tendency to clang when loading, but still feel safe when lifting. It is overall a great equipment you can expect to last a long time.
As a classical and popular adjustable dumbbell, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 is no doubt the best-seller on Amazon. It features a unique easy-to-use dial system with each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds, and adjusts in 2.5-pound increments up to the first 25 pounds. The BowFlex signature design enables you to rapidly switch from one exercise to the next. Just turn the dials to select the desired weight.
If you want to get a good strength workout at home, but don’t have much space, the Bowflex 552 SelectTech Dumbbells are an ideal solution. Rather than own a large set of weights with a heavy stand, these can fill many roles and take up much less space. The dock works great, the weight change is easy and smooth, and they take up minimal space. It is combined with a slightly thicker handle that is wrapped in a very grip friendly material, which makes these dumbbells feel like extentions of your arms. What’s more, the BowFlex set is compatible with the free Bowflex SelectTech training App for iOS and Android. Considering the plastic docks that holds the weight plates, it is not recommended to drop or use for push-ups. In other ways you can expect it to last a very long time.
If you are looking for an extra heavy dumbbell set, the Unipack One Pair of Adjustable Dumbbells Kits is worth trying. It is made simple yet sturdy- high quality cast iron and chrome handles. The 100lbs set includes two 5 lbs collars, eight 10lbs plates, two 5lbs plates, and two 2.5Lbs plates. So it can be set up in increments of 5lbs.
Simple as it may seem, these dumbbells are painted black and are not dirty or have any raw metalic smell to them. The One Pair of Adjustable Dumbbells Kits also comes with rubber rings to help dampen the sound of plates clanging together. Great set that will last you forever.
The Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells actually comes into a range of weights: 0, 50, 52.5, 60, 105 to 200 lbs. So it’s actually a nice pick for women or new trainers. Among these weight options we recommend the 100 set if your are new to lifting as it gives you a lot of room to grow. There is special design: star-lock collars with loose-resistant rubber trims. Its treaded ends with star-lock collars provide a safe, secure workout & easy weight plate changes
The grip on the bars is awesome, the end cap screws on smoothly, and the finish is great. The complete Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbell set only takes seconds to assemble and take out. Compact, convenient, and easy to use and store. We recommend it as suitable for performing basic toning body workouts, core fitness, strength exercises and heavy leg lifts.
Last but not the least, we list the simple but quality CAP Barbell RSWB-40TP. It is perfect for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike, to work everything from your chest and shoulders to your biceps and triceps.
The 40 pound set includes two handles, four 2.5-pound plates, four 5-pound plates, 4 collars, and a plastic storage case.
The CAP Barbell RSWB-40TP set features ergonomic grips, comfort handles, and rubber trim collars. Each steel barbell is knurled to help ensure a steady, secure hold. Suitable for use with bare hands or weight-training gloves Both the grip and plates are rust and maintenance-free. Apart from that, you can keep the CAP 40-pound weight set neatly organized and easily accessible with the provided carrying case.