Have some weights! Your home gym will never be completed without a set of adjustable dumbbells around. They are one of the best tools to build and strengthen your muscles during your workout sessions. Be ready for a strength-training!
#3: Ironmaster 45-pound Quick-Lock Adjustable Dumbbells
These dumbbells are focused on strength training that comes with a 45-pound starter set (90 pounds total between two dumbbells) or you can get the larger, 75-pound version (150 pounds total) that includes a convenient stand for storing the loose plates. The handles for the 45- and 75-pound sets are the same and both sets are expandable up to a large 120 pounds (or even 165 pounds with a custom add-on) per handle although the 45-pound unit does not come with the stand. They are easy to adjust, it uses a patented screw-pin technology that allows the user to make a quarter-turn (aligning a notch in screw-pin with a notch in the dumbbell base) to quickly release the screw and add and subtract weight plates. It comes with a 5-pound dumbbell handle or base, two 2.5-pound screws, six 5-pound plates, and two 2.5-pound plates. Hence, weight configurations can be adjusted in 2.5-pound increments that allows all kinds of loading options. It features a fantastic diamond grip on the stainless steel dumbbell base. Unfortunately, its loose plates are not good for storage and shipping.
#2: StairMaster TwistLock Adjustable Dumbbells
These dumbbells are focused on conditioning and speed of changing weights. It only takes a turn of the handle to adjust their weight in 5-pound increments. They have the smallest footprint compared to others. Depending on how much weight you’ve selected, they can get smaller or bigger. You just have to simply twist the handle clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the weights in 5-pound increments from 5 to 50 pounds which take 2 seconds to start lifting again. The con to these dumbbells is that the handle to lock into the weights when you assemble them.
#1: Bowflex SelectTech 552
These dumbbells are of high build quality that is ideal for beginners. It has great performance that comes with a fantastic set of instructional materials that made it to the top of our list for the best adjustable dumbbells you can buy. It comes with a workout DVD that contains safety tutorials and more than 30 detailed exercise demonstrations on how to use the weights for each muscle group. It offers an amazing variety of weight incrementation for workout customization. Offset weight settings allow you to work more of your stabilization muscles to balance an unbalanced dumbbell. Plus, it is low maintenance at a very affordable price!