5 Great Benefits of Adding Adjustable Dumbbells to Your Gym

Adjustable Dumbbells

If you're deliberating whether to add adjustable dumbbells to your home or commercial gym, it's time to bury the debate. Here are five (of many more) benefits of adjustable dumbbells. 

Benefits of adjustable dumbbells

 1. Save space.

One pair of adjustable dumbbells takes the place of large sets of standard dumbbells. Depending on how high your adjustable dumbbells go, they could replace multiple rows and racks of dumbbells. So if you have limited space, adjustable is the way to go. 

The REP x PÉPIN FAST Series Adjustable Dumbbell can replace 23 pairs of fixed dumbbells (10lbs-125lbs).

2. Save time.

No need to walk back to the rack and put your dumbbells away as you change weight throughout your workout. Adjustable dumbbells with quick-change mechanisms make it super quick, easy, and effortless to switch between weight sizes.  

The QuickDraw adjustable dumbbells use a Lock-N-Load switch; you can flip one switch at a time or multiple switches all at once for fast weight changes. The REP x PÉPINs use a magnetic pop-pin.  

Close-up view of an athlete gripping the handles and preparing to lift a pair of REP x PÉPIN  FAST Series Adjustable Dumbbells out of their cradles.

3. Save money.

While one pair of adjustable dumbbells is more expensive than one pair of standard dumbbells, they can be less expensive than rows on rows of dumbbells. Add to that all of the storage shelves you need to organize your many dumbbells, and even the more premier adjustable dumbbells start to look not so pricy. 

4. Smaller weight jumps.

Adjustable dumbbells have a lower starting weight than a standard 45lb barbell, and they can offer smaller weight jumps (depending on which weight plates you have/if you have fractional plates for your bar). In addition, with the included micro-adjustment plates, you can jump your adjustable dumbbells by just 2.5lbs -- less than most regular dumbbell sets. This can allow you to dial in your resistance more precisely.   

5. More exercise options.

Adjustable dumbbells open up a ton more exercise options than barbells. You can use them for unilateral work. And for many exercises, dumbbells have a larger range of motion than barbells.  

Here's a look at how to use adjustable dumbbells for a drop set workout