Lifesmart Adjustable 5 to 55 Pound Dumbbells (Pair)
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Dumbbells are an essential part of any gym, and may well be the most used piece of fitness equipment both in the gym and at home. Adjustable dumbbells are some of the most popular weights on the market today. Adjustable dumbbells differ from free weights in that you can adjust them to many different weights on a single bar. Weights are either adjusted by manually adding additional weight plates, or on some weight systems, you can adjust the amount of weight lifted by turning a dial or other mechanism. Many people have switched from free weights to adjustable weight dumbbells for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons that adjustable dumbbells have become so popular include:
• Easy progression in weight lifted as you gain strength without making additional purchases
• Compact design takes up less storage space than traditional free weights
By far the most popular adjustable weights being sold today are those that adjust via a dial up or pin mechanism. People like weights like these because they are more easily adjustable than those that require you to manually change plates. This is especially useful if you want to perform circuit training exercises such as those offered with programs like P90X. Circuit training programs like these require you to change the size of the weights you’re lifting quickly in order to keep pace with the program. Adjustable dumbbells make the change quick and easy.
This set of weights by Lifesmart is a set that should work quite well for circuit training programs like P90X as well as simply for straight weight lifting. They adjust from 5 to 55 pounds in increments of five pounds, replacing 44 different sets of free weights.
This is a very high end set of weights, but they are offered at a very affordable price compared to other comparable weight sets. They are made from cast iron and offer a slide and lock system for adjusting the amount of weight lifted. The plates are smaller in size than many other dumbbell sets, and they are designed with an ergonomically friendly grip so that you’ll be comfortable when lifting.
These weights are designed with extra safety in mind. The “click and go” adjustment system is one of the best in the industry for working quickly and for safety. In addition, Lifesmart drop tests these weights to ensure that even if dropped, they do not become damaged.
These weights are also great for saving space. Storage space is a concern for many people who are setting up home gyms. A gym at home is a great way to ensure that you can work out whenever you want, but not everyone has the space for a lot of large equipment. These weights solve that problem by giving you the equivalent of 44 sets of weights in a very compact design.
When it comes to price, these weights are an extremely good value compared to other “dial” adjustable sets. At under $300, they are nearly $100 less than many comparable adjustable weight sets.
Users who have purchased this weight system have found the weights to be solid and durable, as well as easy to adjust. The only complaint we found among users regarded the holder that keeps the weight set in place when not in use. The holder is made from plastic and some users reported that it was not sturdy enough. Users reported the plastic getting broken or damaged from repeatedly taking the weights in and out and some even reported that the plastic was damaged from shipping.
Lifesmart Fitness has a very good reputation in the fitness industry for making products that are high quality and yet moderately priced. They are primarily known for making home saunas, but they actually make a wide variety of equipment designed for home use. These dumbbells, even with the potential problems with the plastic holders, are a good value for the money. I would, however, try to purchase them from a local sporting goods store so that you don’t risk damage to the holder in shipping them to your home.
Lifesmart products are readily available, both online and from local sporting goods retailers. This set of weights weighs 119 pounds to ship, which can be quite expensive. It’s important to look for a free shipping option if you choose to purchase them online.
Adjustable dumbbells offer a good option for many people; though they are not for everyone. There are some people who still prefer free weight sets because they are quite a bit less expensive, especially if you only need a few sizes, and because with a few sets of free weights, multiple people can work out together. Adjustable weight sets, because they come with only one bar per weight, can only be used by one person at a time. Because they are more expensive, people hesitate to purchase more than one set.
Only you can decide if an adjustable set of weights is the right option for your home gym. However, if you do choose to buy adjustable weights of this style, these weights from Lifesmart are a very good option. This is most likely a purchase that will work well for your fitness routine, your budget and for keeping your home gym neat and compact. They are almost certainly a piece of home fitness equipment you’ll use over and over.