Keeping an adequate home gym can be a challenge – and for many, buying a set of adjustable dumbbells can be the best solution.
The compact, versatile implements allow you to quickly change the weight you’re lifting with, giving you a range of options that typically take up the space of an entire rack in your local gym.
When you’re done working out, the whole set can fit into a corner or placed back on a small platform, too, so you don’t have to dedicate an entire room to your fitness goals.
Thankfully, the variable nature of the adjustable dumbbells extends to the many choices available for you to buy.
We hand-picked a range of options, each in a different weight class, so you can decide which set fits your fitness level best.
Up to 12.5 LBs
Weidner’s basic set allows you to switch weights via handy twist knob. Color-coded settings on the included tray run from 2.5 lbs. to 12.5 lbs. in 2.5 lb. increments, so your light-weight workouts have some range.
Up to 25 Lbs
Add more weight with Bayou’s chrome plated steel adjustable set. Each dumbbell weighs 5 lbs. on its own, and can then be augmented by 2.5 lb. plates up to 25 lbs. using a pull-pin system.
Up to 45 LBs
Ironmaster’s dumbbells evoke an old school weight room aesthetic, with welded steel and chrome plated handles. The weights use a quick-lock system and range from 5 to 45 lbs, with 2.5 lb. increments.
Up to 50 LBs
You won’t have to worry about the worst calluses from your home workouts thanks to the Core Fitness dumbbell’s soft grip handles. Changing weights is simple, too, with a twist-to-lock system the company claims is simple enough to work with just one hand.
Up to 70 LBs – Power Block
These don’t look like your dad’s dumbbells – and the Power Block weights don’t perform like rusty old iron adjustable sets, either. The pull-pin system makes it easy to switch from 5 lb. to 70 lb. weights, while the square shape makes them even easier for storage.
Up to 90 Lbs – Bowflex
Bust out the big weights Bowflex’s top-tier adjustable option. The dumbbells range from 10 to 90 pounds, using a selection dial system, so you can easily switch between heavy and light sets on the fly.