The Ultimate Guide to the Adjustable Dumbbells

Building a home gym isn’t an easy task and the toughest part is picking the right equipment under a certain budget and one of the equipment is a dumbbell set or if you’re going for regular dumbbells, well then, dumbbell sets.

We’d recommend an adjustable dumbbell over regular dumbbells any day and here are our top 5 picks.

IronMaster Quick-Lock (read adjustable dumbbell reviews here)

  • For those looking for a durable and well-constructed dumbbell set, here’s our top pick. You can adjust it from as low 5 lbs to 75 lbs in increments of 2.5 lb and with an add-on kit, you can go as high as 120 lbs.
  • Also, adjusting weights is quick and easy and shouldn’t take more than 10-15 seconds. Tighten the pins to keep the plates in position as you lift. These dumbbells should cost you around $400-$450.

Universal Power Pak

  • If you’re looking for a slightly reasonable option this dumbbell set checks all the boxes. It comes with a non-slippery grip which ensures maximum safety and the 1-year warranty is a guarantee of the product’s durability.
  • This dumbbell set should cost you around $200-$250 and can be adjusted from 4 lbs to 45 lbs in 5 lbs increments. Also, the stand provides an easy storage alternative while the detailed workout guide helps you make the most of the dumbbells.

Adjustable Dumbbells

PowerBlock Elite

  • If comfort and convenience are of utmost priority, then the PowerBlock Elite is a must buy. The pin weight adjustment system enables you to switch weights in seconds thus helping you perform even the most challenging or workouts efficiently.
  • These can be adjusted from 5-70 lbs and with an add-on can reach up to 130 lbs. It also comes with a 10-year warranty, this is often seen as a reliable and durable dumbbell set. The dumbbell set should cost you around $299-$699 depending on your weight preference.

Bowflex SelectTech

  • Bowflex is one of the top-recommended brands by Fitnessguyd and their SelectTech dumbbell set is one the best dumbbells you can find for a price range of $200-$299. It also comes with the dial weight adjustment system, the most convenient system of all.
  • Also, you can adjust the weight from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs in 2.5 lbs increments. Along with this, you’ll also get a stand for easy storage and a workout DVD which contains all important moves and techniques for an effective and efficient workout.

Xmark adjustable dumbbells

  • One of the main reasons the Xmark dumbbell set is so popular amongst customers is because of its durability. The steel built ensures it can handle all sorts of daily abuse. Also, it’s only with this brand that you have the option to buy a single dumbbell otherwise you’d need an entirely new set.
  • While it is cheap, it has certain drawbacks too. You can only adjust the weight in an increment of 10 thus reducing versatility.  Also, the knob tends to malfunction thus risking the safety of your workout.


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NC Half Marathon™

The NC Half Marathon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is the most fun running experience in North Carolina!  This event is about experiencing the best in racing in the most unique and exclusive of all venues…the Charlotte Motor Speedway…where racing lives.


All of our half marathon finishers will receive a HUGE medal with a spinner and LED headlights! All 5K participants will get a smaller version of this awesome medal!


Go for the chase in this once-in-a-lifetime half marathon experience.  Start right at the Charlotte Motor Speedway start line with the white flag waving in the air, run through the Speedway, towards the Dirt Track, and how about doing the Drag Strip too (that is right this is where you log your fastest mile). But don’t stop there, finish at the checkered flag right on pit row, share your racing stories in the garage and bask in your glory in Victory Lane.


It is not just about the run, but the whole weekend experience!  This event will host packet pick-up and a runners expo on Saturday, March 8, 2014, the day before the half marathon.  On Saturday we will also host the Twilight 5K race for those not yet ready for 13.1 miles.  But don’t stop there….make this a weekend getaway and get to know Concord and all there is to do in the area.

MB Mini 5K_150 TWILIGHT 5K

The newest addition to the chase is the Twilight 5K! Here’s your chance to get acclimated to the track conditions and grab the pole position as you prepare for the main event, the half marathon, on Sunday! The green flag will wave at 6:30 PM on Saturday evening so make sure your pit crew is prepared for an awesome race weekend experience!


Our unisex technical tees are not only fit to make you comfortable and dry while racing, but they are also great looking tees that make a fashion statement.  Choose to wear it on the day of the race or anytime after that, letting everyone know you ran the ultimate race!


Whether your favorite driver’s number is 4, 88 or 24, on race day, your favorite number will be your own with your very own personalized bib number.  Although your bib number will be randomly assigned by the timing system, let us know the name you would like us to print on the bib and get your very own personalized bib to get all those fans to call your name from the stands. The deadline to have your bib personalized is 1 month before the event.


  • Post Race Celebration at Pit Row and the Garages
  • 3.5-hour time limit
  • NASCAR Racing Experience cars at every mile marker
  • Chronotrack timing system
  • Mostly flat course with some slight elevation areas
  • USATF certified courses
  • Awards 3 deep in age group