Weight training is generally the best way to build muscle, for those that do weight training at home it can be annoying to always have to change out the weights when doing all the different exercises. There is an easy solution to this though and that is an adjustable dumbbell kit. We are going to go over one popular adjustable dumbbell kit, the bowflex adjustable dumbbells.
The weights on the bowflex selectech 552’s can be adjusted from anywhere from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds. The weights are marked on this particular set in kilograms, so if you are used to kilos, then this will be more convenient, and go from 2 to 21 kg’s.
The dumbbells work like this. You can select the weight you which you want on the dials located on the side. So all you have to do for example if you want 10 kilos, you simply rotate the dial on both sides to indicate 10, then when you lift only 10 kilograms worth of weight remains attached to the handle. To take another example if you want to adjust to 5 kilos, simply turn the dial down to 5, lift, and there you go. As you see it’s a no brainer.
Lets take a close look at the dumbbells. Basically, adjustable dumbbells need to have an easy user interface. These pair definitely have that, as explained above, it is super easy to change and get the weight you want. The simple ability to select the weights is one of the most critical features in a selectable dumbbell set.
This set does come with one major disadvantage, which is that they are large compared to regular dumbbells. This can be a problem when doing movements where the weights touch each other or when you are performing moves that require the weights to be near your body.
That is the selectech 552’s. The company makes another set that ranges from 10 to 90 pounds if you are looking for a heavier set. There is an optional stand that you can purchase as well, which gives you a convenient place to store the weights. These kind of weights are not cheap by any means, and there are a number of other manufacturers to choose from. But just keep in mind, all of them come with their own pros and cons.