Dumbbells have been a symbol of the search for fitness since time immemorial. Whenever someone mentions workouts, a picture of dumbbells springs to mind. They are the image of the fitness freak and strongman in circuses, movies and plays.
The have graduated from being the cartoon depiction of a bar with a sphere at each end, to sophisticated, flexible and versatile items found in the gym. They are now adjustable to fit with your exercise program.
There is a wide range of dumbbells available in the market at a wide range of prices to meet any budget. We’ve set out what we consider as the best ten adjustable dumbbells currently on the market.
Table of Contents
- 1 XMark Pair of Adjustable 50 lb. Dumbbells (Set of 2)
- 2 CAP Barbell 40-pound Adjustable Dumbbell Set with Case
- 3 StairMaster Pair of TwistLock Adjustable Dumbbells (100-Pounds)
- 4 Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell (50 Pounds)
- 5 PowerBlock SportBlock 2.4 Adjustable 3 to 24-Pounds per Dumbbell Set
- 6 Universal Universal PowerPak Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand – 4-45 lbs.
- 7 PowerBlock Classic Adjustable Dumbbell Set
- 8 Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbell Pair
- 9 Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)
XMark Pair of Adjustable 50 lb. Dumbbells (Set of 2)
The Xmark dumbbells are almost entirely metal, and support working weights from an easy 10 pounds to a fairly hefty fifty pounds. Sturdy and versatile, they are easily managed. Changing the load is simple, just turn the adjustment handle and shift the weight to adjust the load. The included plastic plate is a good addition.
CAP Barbell 40-pound Adjustable Dumbbell Set with Case
These CAP Barbell dumbbells are almost entirely metal, and support working weights from an easy 10 pounds to a fairly hefty twenty five pounds. Sturdy and versatile, they are easily managed. Changing the load is simple, just turn the adjustment handle and move the weight to make the adjustment.
StairMaster Pair of TwistLock Adjustable Dumbbells (100-Pounds)
Most workout folk consider StairMaster a solid and reliable supplier of exercise equipment. In our opinion the StairMaster dumbbells are one of the best when it comes to changing weights, no knobs tio twist, pins or levers to pull. They have an entry point of only five pounds and support many different routes to achieving your fitness goals.
While not the cheapest in the list, we believe that they provide great value for money.
Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell (50 Pounds)
A high-quality offering, the Bayou Fitness dumbbells sales pack unfortunately doesn’t include a stand. Made from metal plated with stainless steel, and supplied with plates, they have a super design quality. Very affordable, especially for dumbbells of such quality.
PowerBlock SportBlock 2.4 Adjustable 3 to 24-Pounds per Dumbbell Set
The PowerBlock SportBlock dumbbells have recognized that women exercise as well, and have specifically designed some weights for them. Adjusting the weight from the minimum of three pounds to the maximum of twenty four pounds is easy-peasy. A nice design.
Universal Universal PowerPak Adjustable Dumbbells with Stand – 4-45 lbs.
Another design geared towards the female user, the 445 comes with an impressive collection of included features – a portable stand for self assembly, the tools for assembling the stand, and a work out guide.
The dumbbells are adjustable in 5 pound increments from an entry level of 4 pounds to a maximum of 45 pounds. Changing the weight is simple. Well worth a look, especially by female users.
PowerBlock Classic Adjustable Dumbbell Set
PowerBlock have been around since 1993 and in that time have become a very popular brand. The Classic follows on in their tradition of striving to provide exceptional quality and value for money equipment.
The Classic provide the heaviest weights of all the dumbbells on this list, being adjustable up to a maximum of 130 pounds. They have been carefully designed to provide balance at all weights to minimize possible injury to wrists, arms and shoulders. Portable. A serious choice for serious lifters.
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbell Pair
It’s no surprise that two members of the Bowflex SelectTech range top our list. The Bowflex range are stylish, technically well designed and by being compact can be easily added to any home gym.
The 1090 is adjustable by a dial mechanism from ten pounds to ninety pounds, and are supplied with seventeen sets of weights.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)
The 552 just shade the 1090 to number one spot, in that in our opinion they provide a better value for money. The 1090 comes with more weight sets, but unless you are really serious, the additional cost is not really justified.
The 552 are adjustable from five to 52.5 pounds, and come with 15 sets of weights