Best Dumbbell Set for Your Home Gym

The Best Dumbbell Set for Small Spaces is the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. I expected a lot from these and they’re exceeding my expectations. They’re nicely designed and well-manufactured. The weight-changing mechanism is clever and not overly-complicated. In my apartment I don’t have space for many pairs of dumbbells. The ability to quickly switch between light and heavy weights is allowing me to do workouts that I haven’t been able to do before with my one pair of heavy dumbbells. The price feels like a lot for a couple of weights but I’m really kicking myself for not buying these years ago. The weights are relatively wide, which makes it awkward to do some exercises like e.g. hammer curls. On the other hand, their diameter is pretty small. I had 10 lb. weight plates on my old “adjustable” dumbbells and their diameter made it awkward to do certain other exercises like upright rows. So I think it’s really just a trade-off, not a clear negative for the Bowflex dumbbells. Overall, a GREAT buy! $249, Amazon

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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
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