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Adjustable Dumbbells Vs Standard Dumbbells


Adjustable Dumbbells Vs Standard Dumbbells

Dumbbells are handy equipment that is used by weight trainers. It is an additional piece of equipment commonly found in commercial gyms, fitness center, and some home gyms. When you choose to do your daily exercise with either an adjustable dumbbell or a standard/regular/fixed dumbbell, it is very important to select the right dumbbell for your need.

Either you choose to use an adjustable or a standard dumbbell, both dumbbell categories have their advantages and disadvantages. You can change the weight of an adjustable dumbbell as its name implies, but you cannot change the weight of a standard/regular dumbbell.

Standard Or Regular Dumbbells

Regular dumbbells are very easy to use and there are two styles in which they can be found, it can be in a hex style or a pro style. The hex dumbbells weights start from 1 pound to 100 pounds per dumbbell while the pro dumbbells start from 1 pound to 150 pounds or more than that per dumbbell

Advantages Of A Standard Or Regular Dumbbells

The main benefit of a standard dumbbell is that is it always set to use, it also requires no form of adjustment. Another advantage of a regular dumbbell is that it can be square or round, regular dumbbell that are square do not roll and therefore reduce the risk of getting injured unlike most adjustable dumbbells. Regular dumbbells are also cheaper in cost compare to adjustable dumbbells.

Adjustable Dumbbell

Adjustable dumbbells cover a large weight range and has a system that allows you to change the weight of your dumbbells easily and quickly. They are expensive than regular dumbbells and just one adjustable dumbbells is like equivalent to several regular dumbbells because its weight can be changed but for fixed, it cannot. Adjustable dumbbells offers different pounds per dumbbell, some offers 45 pounds and some 100 pounds based on the brand and model. Adjustable dumbbells have a plate load usually very small where weight plates are loaded. The amount of weight that can be loaded on adjustable dumbbell depends on the length of the weight sleeves and the durability of the bar.

Advantages Of Adjustable Dumbbells

There are several types of adjustable dumbbells, they differs is some aspect such storage, adjustment, and more. Most cheap adjustable dumbbells are easy to use while expensive ones comes with more weights, more weight increment levels, easy-to-use mechanism and ergonomic designs. They require little space for storage unlike regular dumbbells where you have to store different types of dumbbells with different weight size. A set of adjustable dumbbells might be costly, but it saves you from spending money on different sets of regular dumbbells.


The type of dumbbell to choose depends on the type of workout you want to do and how strong you are. If you are very strong and can lift heavy weight like 80 pounds or more, it will be okay to lift regular dumbbells as it will be sturdier. If you are the type that is not strong and trains with various set of people, then adjustable dumbbells will be what you need.

Adjustable Dumbbells Vs Standard Dumbbells
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