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When you think about building your strength and adding more of that good resistance to your movement, a set of dumbbell is the first thing come to mind. And honestly, it should be. Whether you want to build strength to get that heart rate going, dumbbells can help you get the job done. “Having a set of dumbbells at home is incredibly beneficial if you can’t head to the gym and need to squeeze a workout into your busy day,” says Jericho McMatthews, CPT, creator of Morning Meltdown 100.

When choosing the best dumbbells for your home gym, McMatthews suggests buying a set of light, medium, and heavy weights (the exact weight depends on what you’ve lifted before and your current fitness level). But if you want to start with just one pair, go for that medium to heavy range—you can always use just one for moves in which you need something a little lighter. To figure out what load this is for you, choose something that feels challenging by the last couple reps of a set.

Worried your new home gym equipment will ruin the look of your living room? Some dumbbell sets are designed to fit right into your lifestyle, and that means coming in all of your fave colors and basically disappearing into your already chic home.

We've searched the web and combed through plenty of reviews to find the best women's dumbbell sets, ones that will make your home workouts the most effective, ones that you can depend on for your movement needs, and ones that don't take up your entire living space. With a solid range of prices, weights, and colors, you'll def have a pair of these ordered by the end of the day.

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Best For Travel

Bala Bars

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Reviewers say these are easy to hold on to, have great weight distribution, and are perfect for barre. Plus, they are kind of the cutest weights you could ever have lying around in the house. And these are light enough and small enough to toss in your suitcase if you're into a lil sweat sesh during your vacay!

Reviewer Rave: "These little bars are the best thing to happen to the fitness industry!! They are sleek are easy to clean. The little bag they come in make it so portable!" -Samantha, shopbala.com

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Best For Beginners

Nice C Adjustable Dumbbell Weight Pair

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This set of dumbbells allows you to have five weight options in one. For each dumbbell, the weight can be between  2.3 lbs and 4.5 lbs. The ends of the dumbbells open to hold multiple weight bars. Easy peasy to switch up the weight as you grow stronger in your training. And because these weights are on the lighter side, they are great for beginners who aren't ready to commit to a major dumbbell set. 

Reviewer Rave: "I had been looking at these weights for a while. I wanted something adjustable because I don't have the room for much. One side of each handle has 1 big weight and 8 small ones. You can add or take away whatever you want and they don't flop or slide around. I haven't weighted them but I think you can definitely make more weight combinations than they listed. Well worth the money!" —Erin R., amazon.com

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Best Design For A Weight Set

DHT Adjustable Dumbbells Set with Rack

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These adjustable dumbbells can range from 4 to 22.8 lbs weight range Thanks to their square design, you'll never have to worry about your dumbbell rolling away again. Plus, each weight is rubber-coated making even your 6 am lift sesh quieter than the birds chirping outside. A simple locking system holds the adjustable weights in place. This set won't even mess up the vibe in your apartment. It'll fit right in with your quirky décor. 


Reviewer Rave:
"I am absolutely in love with this adjustable dumbbell set! I bought it in the macaron colors and they are beautiful. I'm a beginner so they are good for my needs. It is very easy to adjust the weight, and I like the unique anti-rolling feature." —Estefania, amazon.com

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BEST DUMBBELL WEIGHT SET

BalanceFrom Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set
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These dumbbells are exactly what you need if you're just getting started on your home gym. The weights range from 5-12 pounds, the neoprene material makes them great for both indoor and outdoor workouts, and this weight set comes with the black stand shown here that can be easily moved or stored around the house.  

Reviewer Rave: "Awesome! It was nearly impossible to find an affordable set of dumbbells. I recently moved into a new home and at the beginning of creating a small home gym and needed a starter set of dumbbells. These were delivered quickly and the bells are great quality. It comes with a cute little rack, which is great if you’re like me and can’t stand mess. I use them daily and then tuck them all back in to their corner for the following day! Would highly recommend!" —Julie, amazon.com

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Best Hex Dumbbells

HexElite Rubber-Coated Dumbbells

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These rubber-incased hex dumbbells are sold individually, FYI. But they're great for upper-body workouts and will make your home gym feel legit. And the best part? The weight range is huge. You shop from 2.5 to 100 pounds. 

Reviewer Rave: "Got my 5-lb. set the other day and they are great! Perfect for my at-home workouts." —Rebecca L., gophersport.com

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Best Neoprene Dumbbells

Gaiam Neoprene Hand Weights

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These neoprene dumbbells have an extra thick coating for added durability. Plus, they're super lightweight which makes them perf for working on your muscular endurance with high-rep/low-weight exercises.  

Reviewer Rave: "I really like these weights. As a small woman, many weights are bulky and awkward for me to work with. These are perfect and have a softer grip." —Cammy, gaiam.com

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Best Tiered Dumbbells

CAP Barbell 150-Pound Dumbbell Set

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Adjustable dumbbells aren't for everyone. But if you still want the compact nature and variety they offer, minus the dials and levers, the Cap Dumbbell set is for you. It ranges from 15 to 120 pounds. And it comes with an upright standing rack to maximize floor space in your home gym. 

Reviewer Rave: "These are some of the nicest dumbbells I've ever seen, let along owned. The stand is perfect for compact storage. The rubber helps it from slipping or rolling and the grips don't hurt a bare hand. This was one of my best purchases for our home fitness!" —Amanda, amazon.com

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Most Versatile Dumbbells

SPRI Deluxe Rubber Coated Hand Weights

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A pair of these dumbbells are available in a bunch of sizes, so you can lift heavy (or light), depending on your fitness goals. Buy them as singles from 3-25 pounds or in a pair from 30-50 pounds. Whichever you purchase, you'll love how durable and secure the chrome-contoured handles feel. And you'll still get the rubber coating on the ends to protect your home gym floors (a.k.a. your living room floors) from getting scratched.

Reviewer rave: "I love the fact that even with smaller hands, I can grip these weights easily. I also love that the weights are covered in a coating that won't dent my wood floors. I've bought weights where they are fully coated, but then the "handle" is too big for my hands to grasp. I recommend these weights." —Kimmy B, amazon.com

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Best For Water Workouts

Aquatic Dumbbells

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When you add water to your workouts, you’ll want these by your side. (Just try one of these swim workouts, featuring aqua weights.) Made of foam, they offer extra buoyancy in the water, so you can burn out your biceps, triceps, shoulders, and legs too.

Reviewer Rave: "I use for both deep and shallow water aerobics and find them a great addition for resistance training." —Lesslie, swimoutlet.com

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Best Lightweight Dumbbells

P.volve Hand Weights

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This 2-pound weight set is absolutely perfect for  doing lots of reps with lighter loads. But you'll also want to pick them up for Pilates, Barre, or any time you could use a lil' extra resistance in your routine!

Reviewer Rave: "These are very good! Good grip and not too expensive like some other brands. They also come in a little travel bag!" —Sarah Minkoff, amazon.com

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Best Lightweight Adjustable Dumbbells

ATIVAFIT Adjustable Dumbbells

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Kick things up a notch with this adjustable dumbbell. Quickly switch from 5.5 to 27.5 pounds easily with the push of a lever. Keep in mind though, it's not sold as a set. So be sure to snag two of these if you're looking for a full set. 

Reviewer Rave: "I have wanted a set of these weights for as long as I can remember. What I really love about them is that you have four weight sizes in one dumbbell. These are so easy to move throughout the house and they take up considerably less room which was the selling point for me. This dumbbell set has a nice rubber grip handle which is more comfortable then my current hard rubber dumbbell set. The plastic tray is a nice place to keep them stored without having to worry about losing any of the weight plates." —Lisa, amazon.com

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Best For Quiet Lifting

FLYBIRD Adjustable Dumbbells

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FLYBIRD's adjustable dumbbells will give you plenty of strength training options. You can easily swap your weights from 5 to 25 pounds. Users also love how durable they feel and how quiet they are when adjusting or lifting them on and off the ground. 

Reviewer Rave: "The dumbbells are great! Adjusting the weight is super easy. They're quite large overall if you're petite but that's what you work with if you choose adjustable dumbbells. They feel sturdy so far and the weights don't jiggle and clink. Worth the money if the weight range is what you would normally work with!"— Katherine, amazon.com 

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Best Dumbbells For Heavy Lifting

Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells

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These cast-iron dumbbells start at 40 pounds and go all the way up to a whopping 200 pounds (great for heavy lifters!). If you're used to lifting with weight plates, you'll love this set. You can also purchase a connector with your dumbbells that can easily turn them into barbells for even more variety. 

Reviewer Rave: "I bought these while on quarantine to try and keep up with the moves I learned in CrossFit. These dumbbells are perfect. I love that the weights are adjustable and fit under my coffee table. The handle is a little rough but works out if you are one of those people that sweat a lot. It will keep it from slipping out of your grip. Money well spent." —Kimberlee, amazon.com

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Best For Easy Adjustability

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Version 2

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This one is a classic fan favorite and quickly fluctuates between being in and out of stock (and for good reason!). The Bowflex Selecttech can go from 5 to 52.5 pounds in a matter of seconds with a simple dial turn. Plus, it's compatible with the Bowflex SelectTech® training app where you can track your weight, reps, and sets while watching workout videos and coaching sessions.

Reviewer Rave: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these dumbbells!!! Oh My !! I have waited for a year, then Amazon had a coupon and that was it! I live in a small trailer, perfect for small areas. Super smooth, comfort grip, can't say enough good. I am 61 yrs female, been lifting for +40 years and these are one of the best investments I have made." —Cindy M., amazon.com

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Best Adjustable Dumbbell Range

Merax Deluxe Adjustable Dial Dumbbell

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As far as adjustable dumbbells these offer one of the widest weight ranges. They start at 11 pounds and can be cranked up to 71.5 pounds—combining 12 sets of weights into one. Users praise the rubber grips for being super comfortable and love how easy the switching mechanisms is to use. 

Reviewer Rave: "Looked around for some adjustable weights and landed on these. So glad I did! They are sturdy, easy to use and give me a great workout. They have definitely done the job I was looking for. They are pricey, but definitely worth it if you're looking to maximize your workouts with minimal space." —Rene, amazon.com

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This workout features a 12-move whole body circuit using a pair of 25-pound dumbbells (or whatever pair of dumbbells you have access to). You do each move for as many quality reps as you can in a minute with no more than 15 to 30 seconds of rest between moves. After completing each move in the circuit, rest 1 to 2 minutes. That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 5 rounds.

What I love about this routine is you only need a pair of dumbbells and you can ensure steady gains all over your body by gradually progressing to a heavier pair of dumbbells over time. Plus, if you only have access to a single pair of dumbbells, you can progressively complete more reps within each minute and/or more total reps each session to stimulate more lean muscle mass.

Why 25-pounds? Because not only is that a good weight for the average guy but it's typically a weight that's available in almost any gym setting (home, commercial, or hotel). Of course, you can adjust the weight up or down based on your current fitness level and equipment access.

How do you know if you’re picking the right weight for the full circuit? If you’re able execute moves 1 to 6 for a minute without needing to rest/pause too much (you want to a hit a minimum of 6 to 8 reps), then you will be able to complete moves 7 to 12 without a problem.

  1. Dumbbell twisting biceps curl
  2. Dumbbell twisting overhead triceps extension
  3. Dumbbell modified upright row
  4. Dumbbell Bulgarian hip hinge, left side
  5. Dumbbell Bulgarian hip hinge, right side
  6. Dumbbell overhead press
  7. Double dumbbell front squat
  8. Dumbbell bent-over row
  9. Dumbbell pushup
  10. Dumbbell Bulgarian split squat, left side
  11. Dumbbell Bulgarian split squat, right side
  12. Dumbbell overhead skier swing

For more total body fat loss workouts like this, check out my 21-Day MetaShred program. Looking to build more muscle? Then take a look at my MetaShred Extreme program.

Progress Tracking

There are 3 unique ways that you can track progress with this workout:

Option A- The weight of the pair of dumbbells you use

Progressing from a 25-pound to 30-pound pair of dumbbells will stimulate more muscle and strength gains, even though initially you’ll get less total reps for each move than you did with the lighter pair of dumbbells. Please note that sometimes 5-pound jumps can be too aggressive. Consider purchasing a pair that’s only 2 to 2.5-pounds heavier, especially with lighter weights. There are even micro-loading options where you can add 1.25 to 2.5 pound weight magnets like you can find at platemates.com.

Option B- The average reps/minute you complete for each move

You can track your per move progress by adding the total number of reps you can complete for each move and dividing that by the number of circuits you complete.

Option C- The total number of reps each workout

You can track your overall progress by adding the number of reps you complete for each move in each circuit. It’s a lot of counting, but if your total number of reps per session goes up using the same weight, you will build muscle, burn fat, and get stronger.

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Exercises to Gain Mass With a 25-Pound Dumbbell

Don't skip your workout because you only have 25 pounds.

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Even if all you have is a 25-pound dumbbell, you can get an effective muscle-building workout. Let go of the idea that heavy weights are the only way to build mass. You can stimulate muscle protein synthesis, the mechanism behind muscle growth, with a high number of repetitions with a lighter weight.

Research

Common exercise wisdom is that you must lift heavy weights for six to 12 repetitions to build mass. A study in the “Journal of Applied Physiology” published in April 2012 challenges this theory. Researchers had one group of young men lift weights equal to about 80 percent of their one repetition maximum to fatigue and another group lift weights equal to about 30 percent of their one repetition maximum to fatigue. Both groups experienced similar muscle growth. An earlier study published in a 2010 issue of “Plos One” also showed that protein synthesis increased in men who strength trained with light weights to fatigue as well as it did in men who used near maximum weight to fatigue. The muscles need to experience fatigue to grow -- how you stimulate that fatigue is not important.

Variety

If you keep lifting the same weights the same way at every workout, your body gets accustomed to the routine and stops growing. Instead of always going heavier to change up your routine, lighten the weight and up the number of repetitions to offer the change needed for growth. It may take 20 or more repetitions to truly fatigue your muscles with 25 pounds; if you work to the point of not being able to do another rep with good form, you can stimulate growth.

Classic Exercises

Use your 25-pound weight to do classic exercises, such as a single-arm chest press, single-arm rows and overhead triceps extensions. Grab the underside of one head of the weight and hold it at your chest as you do deep squats. You can also use the dumbbell to perform single-arm shoulder presses, rear deltoid flyes and single-leg hip hinges. Do two to four sets of 25 to 35 repetitions of each exercise.

Functional Exercises

A 25-pound dumbbell gives you the opportunity to do more in each weight workout. Use a 25-pound dumbbell to perform total-body functional moves that activate multiple large muscles at once, leading to a greater release of growth hormone. Examples of total-body dumbbell moves include single-arm dumbbell swings, wood chops and single-arm squat and presses to your routine.

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9 of the Best Cheap Dumbbells of 2021

Dumbbells are one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment you can own. From upper body exercises like presses and rows to lower body moves like squats and deadlifts, you can cover the basics of resistance training with a set of these weights.

Yet, it’s not always easy to find quality dumbbells that fit your budget — so we evaluated them for you.

The products in this article were chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Personal trainer experience. The author, who’s a personal trainer, has used some of these products. Various other personal trainers have recommended brands or products as well.
  • Customer reviews. The product gets high customer reviews.
  • Company reputation. The manufacturer has a reputation for making quality products.
  • Cost. The dumbbells are cheaper than most competitors.

Here are the 9 best affordable dumbbells in 2021.

Best adjustable

FLYBIRD Adjustable Dumbbell

Price: $$$

This Flybird 25-pound (11.3-kg) adjustable dumbbell is sold as a single weight, adjustable from 5–25 pounds (2.2–11.3 kg) in 5-pound (2.2-kg) increments.

The weight is changed with a rotation of the handle, and a lock groove on each weight plate ensures they stay in place. A tray comes with each dumbbell as well.

Many users cite the easy-to-change weight as the dumbbell’s best feature.

Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells, 40–200 pounds

Price: $$$$

This set totals 105 pounds — 52.5 pounds (23.8 kg) on each side — and comes with sixteen 5-pound (2.2-kg) plates, four 2.5-pound (1.1-kg) plates, and four 1.25-pound (0.6-kg) plates.

The cast iron plates are covered in a black paint finish, and the handles have a textured, nonslip grip. You adjust the weight of each dumbbell by unscrewing the collar, adding or removing plates, and fixing the collar back on.

Keep in mind that these weights aren’t the best option for people who do advanced workouts and need to change the weight often and quickly.

Best lightweight

Amazon Basics 5-Pound Neoprene Dumbbell

Price: $

If you’re looking for a light set of dumbbells, Amazon Basics has several affordable options that are especially well rated.

The 5-pound (2.3-kg) set offers a neoprene coating for an easy grip and floor protection, as well as a hexagonal shape that ensures they won’t roll away.

SPRI 5-Pound Dumbbells

Price: $

Spri, a respected brand in the fitness equipment world, offers an array of lightweight, vinyl-coated dumbbells from 1–10 pounds (0.5–4.5 kg).

This 5-pound (2.2-kg) set features an easy grip and hexagonal shape. They’re highly rated, durable, and great for home use.

Best moderate weight

papababe 20-Pound Dumbbells

Price: $$$

This set of 20-pound (9.1-kg) dumbbells has a cast-iron core and rubber-coated caps that are easy on your flooring.

While some reviewers noted a strong rubber odor, their overall quality and value seemed to make up for it.

Epic Fitness 20-Pound Dumbbells

Price: $$

This pair of cast-iron dumbbells from Epic Fitness features a rubber coating and hexagonal shape to prevent rolling and make for easy storage.

This set comes with a 1-year warranty.

Best heavy

Sporzon! 50-Pound Dumbbell

Price: $$$

This 50-pound (22.7-kg) single dumbbell from Sporzon! is made of cast iron and coated in rubber to protect your floor.

A textured chrome handle allows for an easy grip, and the hexagonal shape prevents rolling and allows for easy storage.

Reviewers call them heavy duty, durable, and a nice addition to a stocked home gym, but some commented on a chemical smell from the dumbbell itself.

RitFit 50-Pound Dumbbell

Price: $$$

RitFit’s 50-pound (22.7-kg) single dumbbell gets very high customer ratings for its simplicity and quality.

Made of cast iron with a durable coating, the dumbbell also has a contoured, textured chrome handle.

Most versatile

PowerBlock Adjustable Dumbbells

Price: $$$$

While more expensive than the other items on this list, the PowerBlock Sport 24 adjustable dumbbells provide a lot of bang for your buck.

A single set essentially provides 16 dumbbells in one, as each weight adjusts from 3–24 pounds (1.4–10.9 kg) in 3-pound (1.4-kg) increments with a selector pin.

Thus, this product is one of the most versatile options you can buy.

These weights are more compact than a traditional dumbbell, although the unique grip may limit the ability to perform certain exercises. PowerBlock Sport 24s are made of welded stainless steel with a powder-coated finish, and a limited 10-year warranty is included.

To choose the best affordable dumbbell, first consider your current fitness level, goals, and budget.

Adjustable dumbbells are a great option for anyone looking to gain strength, as the weight is changeable based on your strength abilities. While this type might provide the most bang for your buck, it’s pricier than single-weight options.

A lightweight option is perfect for beginners and workouts like aerobics, while the heavy options are great for advanced exercisers looking to focus on strength.

Dumbbells are a hot commodity these days, but affordable options are still available.

After you assess your current fitness level and goals, an affordable dumbbell — whether it’s an adjustable or single-weight option — can make a great addition to your home gym.

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