XMark Adjustable Dumbbell Review
The XMark Adjustable dumbbells are the next stop on our adjustable dumbbell tour. These particular dumbbells are built to last, primarily constructed of chrome-plated stainless steel.
As with many adjustable adjustable dumbbell sets, the XMarks are really easy to adjust in weight and use immediately.All of the weight for this adjustable dumbbell set is included on the stand, so all you have to do is set the dumbbells down on their respective stands, adjust the pin selector to your desired weight, and pick them up to use them.
Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Plates
One of the aspects of the design of these XMark adjustable dumbbells, is that they are designed with durable, chrome-plated steel plates.
These dumbbells are super sturdy and hold up in a variety of different environments. Some other plates are designed with a plastic coating to make them a little more comfortable, but that plastic can chip and fray over time.
Goes Up to 50 Pounds Per Hand
This dumbbell set also allows you to adjust your weight up to 50 pounds per hand. Some sets of dumbbells only allow you to go up to 25 pounds, which makes them limited for experienced weight lifters. Since these dumbbells go up to 50 pounds per hand, that makes them great for both beginner and intermediate level to advanced weight lifters.
Eliminates the Need for Multiple Dumbbells
One of the best aspects of adjustable dumbbells is that they eliminate the need for buying a massive set of dumbbells.
All weightlifters need a combination of heavier and lighter weights so that they can work compound muscle groups and smaller, isolation muscle groups accordingly while making sure to not have too much or too little weight, for certain lifts.
If you are going down the traditional weightlifting route that requires a lot of dumbbells, you are going to need a lot of space in your garage and home for storing them. The most convenient feature of adjustable dumbbell sets is that they eliminate the need for multiple sets of dumbbells, which saves a ton of space.
Slide Adjustment Selector
This adjustable dumbbell set makes it really to change weights in the middle of your workouts. Say that you need a heavier weight on your dumbbells for doing squats, immediately followed by a shoulder press. You are probably going to need a significantly lighter weight for your shoulder press than you will for your squats.
All you have to do is set the dumbbells on their respective stand holders, use the slide adjustment selector to change the weight of your dumbbells, and lift them off of the stand. You will waste no time when adjusting the weight of your dumbbells within exercises.
Increments of 10 pounds
This dumbbell set allows you to adjust your dumbbells in increments of 10 pounds, so that you can easily adjust your dumbbells between lighter and heavier weight. Most dumbbells are able to adjust in increments of 2.5, 5, and 10 pounds.
Since this dumbbell set only adjusts in larger weight increments, we would recommend this dumbbell set more for experienced weightlifters than we would for novice or intermediate weightlifters that are going to need smaller weight increments.
- Durable design that includes chrome-plated, steel weights
- Dumbbells that easily adjust weight with a simple slide selector
- Eliminates the need for having multiple sets of heavy dumbbells
- Really compact design that can easily fit in just about any nook or cranny of your living room, bedroom, office, or garage
- Unfortunately, this weight set only adjusts in increments of 10 pounds, so you don’t have the options to increase or decrease weights in 5 or 2.5 pound increments
- Since the weight adjustment is a limiting factor, we would only recommend this weight set for intermediate or experienced weight lifters. Novice weight lifters are going to need to be able to adjust their weights in smaller increments.
- Since they are made of durable, stainless steel, these would not be the best dumbbells to use on your hardwood floors.
Q: Is this set also sold in lighter weights?
A: Yes, you can get this dumbbell set with two handles that go up to 50 pounds each or two handles that go up to 25 pounds each, in increments of 5 pounds.
Q: How big are the dumbbells?
A: Each dumbbell is 12 inches longer, and it is 6 inches wide, at its widest area.
Overall, this is a really sturdy set of adjustable dumbbells. They are going to save you space around your house, provide you a variety of weights that you can work with, can be used for an array of upper body and lower body exercises, and make it easy to quickly change between weights while you are in the middle of your workout.
We really appreciate the durable, stainless steel design of these dumbbells, which will withstand the test of time. We would give these dumbbells a 4 out of 5 stars.