Eclipse adjustable dumbbells

Using Adjustable Dumbbells during home workouts

More people than ever before are resorting to home workouts due to public closures caused by the pandemic. Without access to the gym equipment we’re used to training with, a successful session always seems far from reach.

One way we’re making the most out of our home workout plan is using adjustable dumbbells to fast-track our fitness goals. Adjustable dumbbells are a convenient, space-saving alternative to purchasing individual dumbbells that can be difficult to store in your home.

There’s no doubt about it – these awesome multi-weight sets work wonders on your body. Instantly enhancing the intensity of your workout at the flick of a switch. Whether you’re training your arms, legs or core, they assist in both bulking up or promoting fat loss. So, whatever your fitness goals are this year, adjustable dumbbells sure to take you there.

Ready to take your at-home training to the next level without setting foot in a gym? Keep reading to see why adjustable dumbbells are essential as part of a good home gym and how they can power-up your next workout.

Which Adjustable dumbbells are best?

There are a number of adjustable dumbbells on the market, each of them work slightly differently but they all achieve the same desired result – that is to allow you to change the weight setting with ease.

The UK market is very different to the American market but there are some overlaps in terms of the products available if you look hard enough. According to cnet.com, the best overall dumbbell was the NordicTrack Select-A-Weight. This is priced at $599. Bowflex and similar style dumbbells came top of the class amongst serious lifters who were looking for more weight.

Best budget dumbbells were the Ativafit Dial Tech dumbbells however there is now a newer model on the market catering for the beginner / lighter lifter. The Eclipse Twist grip adjustable dumbbell makes changing weight between sets as simple as turning the handle.

Do heavier weights make bigger muscles?

Why would you want to consider buying heavier dumbbells over a lighter set? If your goals are specifically to build more functional strength or to increase hypertrophy (the size of your muscles) then you will want to progressively overload your weight lifting. Progressive overload forces your body to adapt and get stronger to deal with the increased resistance. Read more about progressive overload in our blog here.

Progressive Overload for muscle growth

Why Are adjustable dumbbells so expensive?

This is a question we see a lot where people are used to seeing more entry level products such as spinlock dumbbells or may have purchased a fixed weight hex dumbbell in the past.

When you buy an adjustable dumbbell, you are essentially buying a whole rack of weights in one. If you consider what it would cost to purchase 17 different sets of dumbbells (which could cost in excess of a £1000) then the price of a set of adjustable dumbbells no longer seems that bad.

Just one twist of the in-built dial allows you to automatically change the resistance settings. This means you can enjoy fully customised workouts. Whether you’re working on building a chiseled chest or extra-toned shoulders. This handy piece of home gym equipment will become your new go-to for a solid session.

Strong And Durable Design

If you’re an advanced weightlifter looking for home gym equipment that keeps up with even the most intense workouts, adjustable dumbbells will get you there. Our premium dumbbells are built from a steel construction designed to withstand heavy weights and daily usage. What’s more, they are even made with an ergonomic design to protect you from injury while working out – so you can conquer your fitness goals without the stress of safety concerns.

Speedy Supersets

You are probably desperate to squeeze in a quick workout before heading back to work? Adjustable dumbbells do just the trick! One of the best things about this handy piece of home gym equipment is being able to upgrade your weights without the fuss, from as little as 4.5kg all the way up to 40kg! With our innovative turn-and-dial system, easily go from one weight to the next for a seamless workout session custom to your needs.

Save Space

Unlike traditional, singular dumbbells that take up a lot of space and can be difficult to pack away. Adjustable dumbbells serve as the ideal remedy to your storage problems. Our dumbbells come with a convenient frame rack that locks them in place. Meaning you can easily store yours in drawers, wardrobes or even under the bed – and better yet, they’ll never change in size!

Conventional dumbbells tend to get bigger as the weight increases, making them difficult to store as home workout equipment. Conventional dumbbells tend to get bigger as the weight increases, making them difficult to store as home workout equipment. We built these adjustable dumbbells while listening to our customers. Meaning no matter how heavy your dumbbells are, the size won’t change.

Target Every Muscle Group

Another advantage of adjustable dumbbells versus singular fixed dumbbells is being able to target every muscle group with a range of exercises. All this without the need to purchase different machines and equipment. From tricep dips to upright rows and tricep kickbacks. You only need one set of these functional weights to have a full three-sixty workout in a fraction of the time.

Cost Efficient

Lastly, gym-goers are well aware of the extortionate prices of professional gym equipment. That’s why we love our adjustable dumbbells. They serve as a great starting point to create your very own home gym for a fraction of the price. Considering the brilliant range of exercises you get out of a simple pair of dumbbells. It makes them incredible value for money.

It goes without saying that adjustable dumbbells offer magnificent value with their undeniable practicality, superset diversity and cost-efficiency. You are now ready to yield epic fitness results this 2021. Make sure to check out our range of adjustable dumbbells for optimum performance and physical outcome!

5 replies
  1. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    What a great article, I now feel motivated to get lifting. I’ve been wanting to work out more at home and less at my local gym due to the yearly membership costs and these adjustable dumbbells look exactly what I need in my home. Thank you! I take fitness very seriously and these dumbbells look perfect for my needs to start using in my home workouts. I just need to get a pair of these dumbbells and quit my gym membership.

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  2. S. Smith
    S. Smith says:

    I love working out at home and these adjustable dumbbells seem like the thing for me! Granted, I do like work out classes but I think they are a thing of the past… at least for the foreseeable.

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  3. B. Carter
    B. Carter says:

    Who doesn’t love getting hench! I love a good workout before I go to work and adjustable dumbbells are perfect for doing that at home at my own convenience. Great tips here and good motivation for me to do a workout.

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  4. Jeremy
    Jeremy says:

    I’m trying to lose weight because I’ve gained a few extra pounds due to lockdown. I read somewhere that you can burn fat whilst lifting weights. How would you do that with these dumbbells?

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    • DN Fitness
      DN Fitness says:

      Hi Jeremy, thanks for your comment. You can burn fat in lots of different ways and lifting weights is a great way of doing that too. If you are after maximum calorie burn then I’d recommend keeping your workouts aerobic. By this, I mean rather than lifting heavy weights for a low number of reps (repetitions), you should be aiming to do more repetitions in each of your sets (the number of times you repeat the repetitions). Here’s an example of how you’d make squats aerobic:

      Choose a light weight on a single dumbbell and hold this dumbbell with both hands like you’re hold a goblet.
      Next perform a squat as you would with regular squats (feet shoulder width apart, feet turned out about 45 degrees) and repeat this around 15 or 20 times (15 or 20 reps). You need to choose a weight that’s appropriate for this as lifting too heavy will prevent you doing that number of reps. At the end of the set you should feel slightly out of breath.

      Repeat the above for 4 or 5 times and rest for 60-90 seconds between each time (so this would be 4 or 5 sets). If it feels too easy, rest for slightly less time or increase the weight slightly.

      You can mix this movement in with other parts of your body and perform those movements in a similar style to the above.

      You can repeat this routine up to 3 times a week (leave a day between each time) depending on what other activities you are doing.

      Remember, don’t overdo it and have a day’s rest to let your muscles recover.

      The more you do this, the easier it will get. You can then increase the weight slightly and repeat. This is called progressive overload and is how you will get stronger, more conditioned and toned and will progressively burn more body fat.

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