In the off season I like to spend a lot of the time in the gym doing leg exercises to get my legs stronger on the bike. I found that doing various types of lunges and squats has worked out the best for me. I don’t have a large space and I really don’t need a ton of weights to get the job done so I invested in a pair of adjustable dumbbells for my workouts at home. I’ll list 3 that you can look at that won’t break your pocket book but you can use for your cycling strength training workouts.
Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells have been among the top rated selling dumbbells for a long time. The top rated Bowflex SelectTech 552 makes it clear why this is.
Set them from 5 to 52.5 pounds and raise it in 2.5 pound increments until you get to 25 pounds. The best part is you can set it to every five pounds.This is clearly the most adjustable dumbbell set available.
The edges have incredibly quick locking mechanisms allowing you to change the weight in seconds, so you can start exercising with no delays. It is quick to work with because when you grab the handles you simply rotate the dials at either end of the dumbbell to adjust them. These are priced well at just under $300.
Next,the Powerblock Elite comes with great features and has many of the advantages you want when you compare it to other equipment. The PowerBlock Elite has a simple weight change mechanism which is very easy and fast to use. This set even features a selector pin which goes into several different holes so you can choose the 10 pound range with which you want to work out in a few seconds.
Even better is the fact that you have 2.5 pound weight bars at your fingertips. They are stored inside the handles and can be taken out as you like to have total control of the set. This is great for reaching your personal strength-training goals.
Powerblock sare tough, durable and more importantly, secure. These weights are stable and the inside weights are not going to slip out when you are in the middle of a session. The pin lock is strong and clearly will not break. All very worthwhile for a set that is sure to take you through many workouts. These are available in the $400 range.
Finally, the third top seller in adjustable dumbbell is Bayou Fitness BF-1050. This is the most affordable item at only $137. It is a single dumbbell that can be adjusted from 10 to 50 pounds. It looks sleek with its chrome-plated silver and black. It is made up of heavy-duty steel material for a superior durability. This single dumbbell replaces five other dumbbells in any home gym, so it saves money and storage space, too.
Now that you know the top adjustable dumbbells, go out and get your set. Any of the above are sure to help you reach your fitness goals.