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Adjustable Dumbbells FAQ

What is an adjustable dumbbell?

Adjustable dumbbells are the dumbbells design of which allows changing weights for your different exercises. There are dials on opposite sides of each dumbbell, which you have to twist one at a time to change to the weight you require. In some models we offer the weight is changed by twisting the hands itself. Each dumbbell has a set of plates located on a base, depending on a position of the dial the dumbbell will pick up the needed number of plates. For example if your adjustable dumbbell can be adjusted to 90 pounds and you are choosing 30 pounds on the dial, when you lift it, 60 pounds will remain on the base.

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5 to 52.5 lbs Adjustable Dumbbell

Do you need to learn to use the adjustable dumbbells?

If you are used to exercise with the regular fixed weight dumbbells you will have to learn to switch weights between the sets. If you do a progression or regression set you will have to be ready to make a pause between changing weights to adjust your dumbbell.

Which exercises can I do with the adjustable dumbbells?

Except off bench chest press and bicep curls you can do a number of other exercises with adjustable dumbbells. Suitcase squat, dumbbell row, reverse dumbbell fly, Romanian deadlift, plank row, shoulder press, dumbbell kickback, and so on.

Can you drop the adjustable dumbbells?

We do not recommend dropping adjustable dumbbells. Dropping adjustable dumbbells may pose an injury risk and it may affect their functionality. 

Are the adjustable dumbbells reliable?

If used correctly and drops are avoided adjustable dumbbells are reliable and can serve you for a long time.

Can I do push-ups on adjustable dumbbells?

No, the design of adjustable dumbbells doesn’t let doing push-ups on them.

What weight selections are available?

Weight selections are different depending on the model you choose. One of our most popular models 5 to 52.5 adjustable dumbbells have the following weight selections:

5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 52.5 lbs.

What weight of dumbbells do I need?

We offer the lighter models that can be adjusted up to 45 lbs or 52.5 lbs. However more advanced lifters can require bigger weights. The models that are suitable for advanced level can be adjusted up to 70 or 90 pounds per dumbbell.

What are adjustable dumbbells made of?

The materials used in adjustable dumbbells are steel, nylon, ABS plastic and thermoplastic rubber.

What are the benefits of the adjustable dumbbells?

Adjustable dumbbells help you save space and money. If you go for a set of hexagonal dumbbells the complete set will cost 1000-2000$ depending of which weights you choose. Even organized on a 3-tier dumbbell rack a set of hexagonal dumbbells takes space. Meanwhile a set of adjustable dumbbells will cost you 300-600$ depending on the model and doesn’t require much space. You can see available models of adjustable dumbbells here.

Can I put them on the floor between sets?

Yes, putting the dumbbells on the floor between the sets when weight adjustment is not required is acceptable. Additional protection for the dumbbells and your floor in this case can be achieved by using rubber mats.

Are the adjustable dumbbells a must in a home gym?

You can start building your home gym with other components, such as a bench and a barbell with plates. However dumbbell exercises is a very effective way to get you in shape and progress with your strength training level. If you are not planning to get a set of hexagonal dumbbells, adjustable dumbbells can be a great option for you.

Are there any add-ons for adjustable dumbbells?

Most models of adjustable dumbbells have a stand designed for them, that lets you keep the dumbbells at about knee level, so that you don’t have to lift them from the floor after each set, which to safety and comfort of use. Stands are made of metal tubing and secure the tray of each dumbbell tray with a strap.

What other items do I use with adjustable dumbbells?

The number one item to use with adjustable dumbbells, except of the stand, is an exercise bench. You can see the benches that we have here.

Do dumbbells come with a stand?

Dumbbells come with the bases which keep the plates. You can purchase the stand separately. Check out our storage category for availability.

Do dumbbells come fully assembled?

Yes, the dumbbells are fully assembled and ready to use out of the box.

Are adjustable dumbbells safe?

Adjustable dumbbells are safe if you use and store them correctly. They need to be stored and used indoors and cannot be dropped while exercising.

Can I buy one adjustable dumbbell?

Sometimes we have a possibility to sell one dumbbell only depending on the model and availability. If you are looking to buy one dumbbell, please contact us to check availability.

Is the price listed for one or two dumbbells?

The listed price is for a pair of dumbbells. The quantity one means one pair.

Can I keep adjustable dumbbells outside?

No, adjustable dumbbells are designed to be used indoors and cannot be exposed to moisture, rain or direct sunlight.

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