Mid-Range, Casual-Use Dumbbells
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells are moderately priced dumbbells that will suit casual to moderate weightlifters in their home gym. They adjust from 10 to 50 pounds in five pound adjustment increments, come with storage trays, and are constructed of chrome plated steel. They feature a slide adjustment system.
Adjustable from 10 to 50 pounds
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells can lift from 10 to 50 pounds, making them suitably versatile for a range of work-out options. They can be used for P90X or High Intensity Interval Training, or for adding a moderate strength training routine to your workout. With a maximum weight of 50 pounds, these dumbbells should be sufficient for all but the most serious weight lifters. Users new to strength training may want to purchase 2.5 and 5 pound dumbbells to being their fitness journey, as starting with 10 pounds is excessive.
5 pound adjustment increments
With five pound adjustment increments, these dumbbells follow the industry standard. While 2.5 adjustment increment is more beneficial, especially for casual users, 5 pound increases should not overtax your muscles in a damaging way.
Slide adjustment system
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells feature a sliding adjustment system. Sliding adjustment systems work by sliding a metal tube with a locking pin in and out of the metal handle and latching it to the amount of weight you wish to use. In general, slide adjustment systems are more likely to malfunction than other adjustment systems, and you may find yourself lifting unwanted weight when removing these dumbbells from their tray if the latch does not lock properly. It is also a more time-consuming way to adjust weights on dumbbells than dials or pin systems.
Chrome Plated Steel
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells are made with durable chrome plated steel, so they will not rust or be damaged in the course of your workout. You should never drop them, or any adjustable dumbbells on the ground, but besides that you will not see any wear and tear on these dumbbells over the course of their lifetime.
Come with storage trays
Unlike some adjustable dumbbells, the Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells come with their own docking stations, so you will not need to pay extra to use them to their full potential.
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells are slightly bulkier than normal dumbbells you will find in the gym, making some exercises, such as chest and lateral exercises, more difficult. Some users claim that this is actually a benefit, as it helps exercise your stabilizers to account for the dumbbell’s size during your workouts.
The Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells are versatile and well-made dumbbells at a medium price point. Casual to moderate users will be find their design comfortable to use, and should not experience difficulty accommodating for their slightly larger size. They include a good range of weights for most users and are helpful in almost any strength training routine. They will make a useful addition to your home gym without breaking the bank.