Need an adjustable dumbbell? Here are 5 factors to consider before you get one

Not all adjustable dumbbells are the same and every person has a different demand or feature they’re looking for and with the variety of brands and models available choosing the right set of dumbbells is tough. So we decided to go ahead and make the buying decision easier. Here are 4 factors every newbie or professional should consider before buying an adjustable dumbbell.


While quality is of utmost importance for a comfortable and safe workout, overpaying for an expensive model or make doesn’t necessarily guarantee it. In the end, its value for money is what every customer looks for.

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, an adjustable dumbbell with important features and even a few fancy frills can be bought in the range of $200-$500. Adjustable dumbbells under $500 will probably be enough for both commercial and personal spaces.

Adjustable dumbbells that provide a higher weight range tend to be costlier. So if you’re looking to go all out beast mode, you’ll also need to pay slightly bigger.

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Type of dumbbell

While not the most important of factors knowing the types of adjustment systems an adjustable dumbbell can come with is certainly important. You can choose between a dial system, pin system or a standard collar clamp system and each has the pros and drawbacks.

Dial system is the most convenient of all but if you’re looking for durability we’d recommend a standard clamp collar system. The dial and pin system are ideal do for a rigorous and fast workout but for lifting heavy the clamp system is best suited.

Durability provided

A lot of people hold back when it comes to adjustable dumbbells due to durability concerns when compared to regular dumbbells. If you’re lifting heavy the dumbbell is likely to undergo certain abuse on a daily basis especially if you’re a heavy lifter and thus durability is key.

Durability is the strong point of the clamp system dumbbells as they lack any plastic or other breakable parts. In dial models, there have been complaining regarding the locking of the weights thus increasing the risk of injuries while with the pin system the plastic components are a major concern.

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Whether it’s the most important of gym accessories or the smallest, buying a product with a good warranty period is basic a necessity as the warranty is often a sign of durability of any product.

Adjustable dumbbells have a different mechanism and thus having a good warranty period is an essential. Most of the top brands provide a warranty period of 10 years with most adjustable dumbbells whereas the low-budget brands offer a warranty of 1-2 years.

Range of adjustability

Most basic adjustable dumbbells allow you to switch from 5-50 lbs. That’s because 50 lbs. is often considered the ideal weight for regular athletes. If you’re looking to go even higher then you’ll need to buy a weight attachment. With this, you can reach weights up to 130 lbs.

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Club Sierra offers youth Tennis Camp in July

Club Sierra is holding tennis camp June 16-20 and July 14-18  for players 18 years of age and younger at beginner and intermediate skill levels.

Beginners will take to the court Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. The intermediate camp will be held Wednesday and Friday, 6-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.- 12 noon.

Each camp is $60 per player for three, 90-minute lessons.

“Tennis camp provides great exercise, fun games, laughs and exciting drills while young people learn sportsmanship, team building, respect, cooperation and other important life skills,” said Cheryl Rubin, a Club Sierra teaching pro running the camp.

Beginners will learn how to hit the ball over the net, rally and learn basic strokes in a fun setting that tests their coordination, balance and timing and racquet and ball control.

Intermediates will learn different strokes, footwork, and strategy in a variety of drills that prepare them for singles and doubles play.

To confirm space availability, contact Rubin at 530-210-9913. Sign-ups are this week. To register fill out a form at Club Sierra and turn it into the front desk. Club Sierra is located at 130 West Berryhill Drive, Grass Valley.

About Grass Valley CrossFit – Clubsierrafitness

Brandon Bergeron CPT

My name is Brandon Bergeron. I started strength training and bodybuilding 15 years ago in my garage. I quickly realized that I would spend the rest of my life improving my health and fitness, enjoying the challenge as well as the result, and motivating others to do the same.

After thousands of hours of experience in working with people, I find that I am more motivated than ever. I have taken everything that comes my way and used it as an opportunity to learn by teaching. Through science, innovation, intuition and hard work, I get to see transformation and success in
those that I work with every day. I specialize in teaching a balanced, consistent work ethic for life. I work with those who can’t walk to those who are leading the race.

Your job is to show up…my job is to take care of the rest. I expect your best. This is what I do!

My Mission: “To consistently challenge myself with goals, hard work, and variety while maintaining the same standard with those who I teach. I train my clients the same way I train myself.

Grass Valley CrossFit; Getting Started

This is the First Step

All you need to do now is complete the form below and we’ll get you scheduled to check out our program during a Free Intro Session.

The Free Intro is a 1 to 1 meeting where we discuss your fitness goals, find out about your history, and determine what level of experience you have. We’ll also discuss the key role that nutrition plays and how it relates to a comprehensive fitness program. We typically conclude the meeting with basic movement training and/or an appropriate example of a brief conditioning workout scaled to your ability/experience.

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Facilities We Provide – Clubsierrafitness

We offer a modern community fitness center where we help you achieve overall physical well-being. We strive to educate, motivate, and inspire people to live energetic, fit lives.  Our facilities, staff, and equipment are all the best!  Come enjoy a healthy lifestyle with us.

Relax and enjoy lunch or refreshments in our lounge and patio areas.Bring your laptop and enjoy free wi-fi throughout the Club!

Our Facilities Include:

  • 25,000 square foot Fitness Center
  • Full and separate Cardio Room
  • Full and separate Weight Room
  • Men’s and Women’s Full locker rooms
  • Separate men’s and women’s Dry Sauna’s
  • 25×75 Lap Pool
  • Large Spa
  • 3-outdoor Tennis Courts
  • 2-indoor Racquetball Courts
  • T.R.X. training room (stretching and personal training room)
  • Kid care facilities (open 9:00 to 12:00 Monday thru Friday)

Pool, Spa and Saunas – Clubsierrafitness

Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime.

The health benefits swimming offers to a swimmer are worth the effort it takes to get to the swimming pool, get into your swimsuit, and then get into that pool and swim.

Swimming works practically all of the muscles in the body (if you do a variety of strokes). 

Swimming can develop a swimmer’s general strength, cardiovascular fitness, and endurance.

Enjoy our 75-foot indoor lap pool and spa as well as separate men’s and women’s dry saunas!

Join us for the Water Aerobics classes at Club Sierra!