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Top 6 Benefits of Adjustable Dumbbells

Top 6 Benefits of Adjustable Dumbbells

Whether you’re creating a new home gym or upgrading your current gear, you may be wondering if an adjustable set of dumbbells is worth the investment.

Adjustable dumbbells are a single pair of dumbbells that come with a set of weight plates. The weight can be increased or decreased with a simple twisting feature, letting you efficiently workout multiple muscle groups with a range of weights.

Here are 6 benefits adjustable dumbbells bring to your home gym:

  1. Money-Saving

The total price of fixed-weight dumbbells can add up as you gain strength and need heavier weights to challenge yourself. Adjustable dumbbells cost more upfront, but ultimately cost less than a full set of dumbbells or fancy weight machines.

  1. Saves Space

Fixed-weight dumbbells take up space, whether you store them on the floor or on a rack. Adjustable dumbbells offer you the same weight variety, but in a compact design that replaces multiple sets of dumbbells.

  1. Convenience

Adjustable dumbbells let you quickly switch between weights. With a few turns of the handle or clicks of a knob, you can go from 5 or 10 pounds up to 50 or even 70 pounds. There’s no need to lay out all the weights you’ll need since you have them at your fingertips.

  1. Incremental Weights

Adjustable weights let you increase your weight a few pounds at a time. With fixed weight dumbbells, you may not have all the weights you need to increase your load safely and comfortably whenever you are ready.

  1. Variety

Adjustable dumbbells can be used by multiple people in a household with different fitness levels. They are also great for a variety of exercises, including heavy weight lifting, cardio, and stretching.

  1. Ability to Progress

Increasing your weight helps you build more muscle and prevent plateauing. Adjustable dumbbells grow with you and offer a challenge as you get stronger.

How to Choose the Best Adjustable Dumbbells for You

The right set of adjustable dumbbells should include the weights you need for your usual workouts, as well as be easy to use, comfortable, and fit your budget.

Weight Range and Increments

Adjustable weights come in several weight ranges. The minimum weight on most sets is 5 pounds and the maximum weight varies. Some adjustable weights max out at 50, 70, or even 90 pounds. If your goal is to progressively challenge yourself or lift heavy, you’ll want a set with a higher weight range.

The Nuo Style Weights come in 5 to 45 pounds or 5 to 70 pounds, which replaces 12 and 28 individual weights, respectively. They’re a great choice for added versatility and advanced weight training.

Most adjustable dumbbells let you change weight in increments of 2.5 or 5 pounds. Smaller increments are helpful if you’re just starting out with weight training or prefer to progress at a slower pace. Keep in mind smaller increments will require you to make more adjustments to switch between weights.


The most important design feature to pay attention to on a set of adjustable dumbbells is the weight-changing mechanism. 

You can change the weight on some adjustable dumbbells, like the Nuo Style Weights, by twisting the handle. With the dumbbells placed into their bases, you simply turn the handle in one direction to increase the load and in the other direction to decrease the load. Other models require you to turn a dial on either end of each dumbbell to change between weights.

Both styles are easier and faster to use than old-fashioned adjustable dumbbells, which require you to remove a collar from both ends of each dumbbell to add or remove weight plates. However, the click-handle style lets you switch between weights even faster than the dial style.


Adjustable dumbbells that have a smaller range of weight cost less than sets with a larger weight range. They can be a good option if you’re on a budget, but they may offer less of a challenge as you get stronger. 

Adjustable dumbbells with a high maximum weight will cost more but are still a more affordable option compared to purchasing individual dumbbells or larger pieces of strength training equipment.


Look for a quality set of adjustable dumbbells that includes a manufacturer’s warranty. All of Montreal Weight’s adjustable dumbbells are backed with a 1-year warranty.

The Takeaway

Adjustable dumbbells are a valuable addition to any home gym. They save you space and money, are easy to use, extremely versatile, and offer a variety of weights to help you get stronger and overcome strength plateaus.

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