Single Dumbbell for Advanced Lifters
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell is a moderately priced dumbbell that provides an affordable option for users who want the ability to use an adjustable dumbbell without having to pay for two at one time. While your range of exercises is limited with only one dumbbell, you can still take advantage of lunges, curls, and back exercises by doubling up on your workout routine. This dumbbell is adjustable from 10 to 50 pounds, with 10 pound adjustment increments, is made of chrome-plated steel, and includes its own tray.
Adjustable from 10 to 50 pounds
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell features weight lifting up to 50 pounds. This is average for the dumbbell’s price point, and will suit most advanced weightlifters needs perfectly. Users new to weight lifting and strength training should not attempt to life the Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell, both due to its 10 pound minimum weight and its 10 pound adjustment increment. Attempting to work out with a 10 pound weight before working your way up to it can cause soreness at best and serious injury at worst.
Slide adjustment system
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell utilizes a sliding adjustment system, in which a metal tube is latched to the desired amount of weight by sliding in and out of the main handle. Sliding adjustment systems are notorious for lifting unwanted weights due to improper latching mechanisms and for taking longer to adjust than other methods. That being said, it is fairly easy to understand and as long as you are diligent about making sure you latch the tube to the appropriate weights, and lifting gingerly.
Chrome Plated Steel
This model is made with chrome plated steel, which makes it similar to conventional dumbbells found in commercial gyms. This makes the dumbbell very durable and not prone to rusting; you should be able to use the Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell for a very long time.
Come with storage trays
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell comes with its own storage tray, which is very durable and should last for as long as the dumbbell itself.
10 pound adjustment increments
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell comes with five-pound plates, so while one could feasibly increase the weight by 5 pound increments, it would be very lopsided and not effective or healthy. This is a major flaw in this model, as 10 pounds is way too big of an increment. To go from lifting 10 pounds to 20 pounds is very unsafe and hazardous to your muscles and back. Only weightlifters already comfortable with lifting up to 50 pounds should attempt to lift at 10 pound intervals.
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells are high-quality fitness tools for a moderate price. While the 10 pound adjustment interval means that people new to weight lifting should not use this dumbbell, it does not make it a bad dumbbell in and of itself. Experience weight lifters who are comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds already will appreciate this model’s chrome plated steel design and its versatility in terms of work out routines.