The Best Adjustable Dumbbells for Beginners

Adjustable dumbbells

Don’t overthink it. Getting strong doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing.  

Neither does an adjustable dumbbell. 

If you’re new to fitness or the gym, trying to figure out how to use all the different equipment can feel overwhelming. First, you have to know what it does. Then you have to know how to perform the exercise properly with your body. And often, you also must figure out how to adjust the equipment – how to add weight, change the configurations, adjust the size.  

Some adjustable dumbbells can pose the same problems; depending on the design, they can be unnecessarily complicated or time-consuming to switch up.  

Not the QuickDraw™ adjustable dumbbell. It’s as quick and easy as it gets.  

Do you know how to flip a light switch? Of course you do. Even cats can. Then you can change the weight on this dumbbell. It’s that fast, too.   

The Easiest Adjustable Dumbbell to Use 

Adjustable dumbbells

There are many benefits of adding adjustable dumbbells to your gym 

The QuickDraw™ adjustable dumbbells are incredibly fast and easy to change weight. Go from 5lbs to 60lbs in seconds with innovative switch technology. The Lock-N-Load steel switches are super secure – no complicated, delicate internal gearing that may have unknown durability and reliability. 

You can flip one switch at a time or multiple switches all at once for fast weight changes. Or you can instantly increase weight by 10lbs with just two flips.  

Add 2.5lb micro-adjustment plates to each side for a 5lb increase or just one for 2.5lbs increase. Even without the cradle, you can change weights quickly (like if you want to do drop sets). Just set the dumbbell down and flip the switches to drop plates. 

Newbies will appreciate the weight range, too. The minimum weight of the adjustable dumbbell is 5lbs. The maximum intended use weight is 60lbs. 

Beyond the speedy weight changes, saved space, and ease of use, the QuickDraw™ dumbbells are super durable and versatile. You can start with a lighter pair and add on more weight over time, so they can grow alongside you for many years to come.  


Heavier Adjustable Dumbbell for Experienced Lifters

Close-up view of an athlete gripping the fully knurled handle of a REP x PÉPIN  FAST Series Adjustable Dumbbell.

If you're looking for a heavier adjustable dumbbell -- the best of the best -- check out the REP x PÉPIN FAST Series Adjustable Dumbbell. These premier adjustable dumbbells are heavier and more compact than most adjustable dumbbells on the market. An adjustable dumbbell that starts at 10lbs and can go up to 125lbs at only 18.3” long is pretty much unheard of. 

How to Use Adjustable Dumbbells for a Workout

Looking for inspiration on how to use your adjustable dumbbells? Learn about drop sets and try this leg day challenge