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Adjustable Dumbbell Reviews

Probably the most important addition to any Home Gym, Adjustable Dumbbells form the cornerstone of any workout. No surise that the are the most popular dumbbells of home use for strength training.

Perfect for both Men and Women adjustable dumbbells are becoming more and more popular. There are many reasons for this:

  • Compactness
  • Ease of Use
  • Durability
  • Price

There are a few things in mind before you purchase a pair.

Brand

There are a few manufacturers in the market, we will make this easy for you and narrow it down to just two that are worth looking at:  Bowflex and Power Block.  The reason is that they make the best systems, and they both have a different approach.  Both make easy to use, reliable and safe dumbbells that are streets ahead of the competition.

Resistance :

The resistance comes from the weight selection.  What you need to look at is the increments that they go up in.  If they are too far apart then you may be forced into lifting heavier weights than you are ready for.

Shape

While one is not better than the other, the shape of the Dumbbell is important, the two options are round or square.  Round ones are easier to grip, square ones are better to store and won’t roll away from you.

The other consideration for the shape is that the square dumbbells are easier to change the weight with as they only need one pin moved.

Ease of Use – Ease of use only really comes down to one thing – how simple it is to change the plates. If it’s a difficult or time-consuming process and you’re planning on using the dumbbells everyday, then look to other models.

 

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