If you’re considering buying a new set of dumbbells, it’s important to consider which style will be most beneficial to your home workouts.
While fixed weights do have their advantages, you will often need to keep buying new sets as your strength increases. This not only pushes up the cost of stocking your home gym, but also leaves you with less space for other equipment such as a weights bench or treadmill.
This is why we wanted to take a closer look at the design behind the Dosho Design DBL009 adjustable dumbbells.
Adjusting the weight plates
Even if you have used a set of adjustable dumbbells before, it’s unlikely you would have seen the same system for changing the weight.
You won’t find any sliding pin or handle adjustment here, just a simple ‘clam shell’ type design that locks the required weight plates safely in place.
Although this means the length of the dumbbell remains fixed, the narrow diameter of the central bar means it doesn’t get in the way when performing exercises such as concentration curls.
To increase or decrease the weight, all you need to do is fold the weight plate over the bar, and slide the locking catch over the pin.
Each weight plate supplied with the Dosho Design DBL009 dumbbells has even been encased in a protective outer edge. This helps to protect both your floors and weights from any damage.
The weight of each plate has even been moulded into this rubber edge, to make it quick and easy to calculate how much weight you’re using.
Dosho Design DBL009 – Features Summary
- Clam-Shell System makes adjusting the amount of weight simple as a flick of a finger
- Solid weight plates adjust from 5 lbs. to 45 lbs. — The equivalency to 9 dumbbells in one
- Weight upgrade available to 70 lbs. — The equivalency to 12 dumbbells in one
- High-grade rubber hand grips provide a non-slip, controlled grip
- Includes a durable storage case for easy storage
- Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty
Comfortable grip design
Another important design feature to consider with any adjustable dumbbell set is the handle. Unless you find a bar that’s either knurled, or preferably coated, then it will be difficult to maintain your grip on the weight towards the end of your workout.
Fortunately, this is a set that features a rubber coated handle, making the bars much easier to grip. This also serves to protect your hands from any injury that can be caused due to the bar sliding out of your hands during a rep.
Build quality and exercise options
If you’re thinking about investing in a set of the Dosho Design DBL009 dumbbells, it can be useful to know a bit more about the company who makes them, as well as the exercise options they provide.
With Bowflex becoming one of the best known fitness equipment companies in the world, something that might not be so well known is that the inventor of Bowflex also invented Dosho Design.
With over 25 years experience in designing innovative, high quality fitness equipment, it’s no surprise that so many of the Dosho Design products are gaining in popularity.
If you’re about to buy a set of Dosho Dumbbells yourself, it’s also worth knowing about their Dosho Gym 5000 weights Bench.
This bench can help you get the best use out of the dumbbells, performing a full range of upper and lower body exercises.
We’ve put together a list of the most popular options and listed them below:
- Incline dumbbell flys
- Seated concentration curls
- Hammer curls
- Arnold presses
- Alternating dumbbell curls
- Shoulder press
- Flat bench press
- Side lateral raises
- and dozens more…
Customer reviews and comparison
One of the main positive points to be found through reading the reviews was how quick, easy, and safe it was to adjust the weight.
Although a storage rack isn’t provided, this is a set that is compact enough to store away safely, even if you have limited floor space.
The comfort of the grip due to the coated handle is another positive point that also gets a mention.
A cheaper adjustable dumbbell set than the Ironmaster Quick-Lock option, you also get the option to upgrade the maximum capacity of the dumbbells.
Instead of the standard 45 lb maximum, the upgrade set lets you extend the weight up to an even more challenging 70 lb per dumbbell.