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WE’VE KICKED off a new year which means new workouts, new goals and maybe some new equipment for your home gym, so you can tone and muscle up without leaving the house. Dumbbells are one piece of equipment that’s pretty much necessary to make progress against your strength training goals without heading out to the gym. In fact, if used correctly, you may not need much else on hand. Not to mention, they’re super easy to keep at home.

“There’s a reason dumbbells are in every single big-box gym,” says Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., who created an arm-focused muscle-building program, All Out Arms, based heavily around dumbbells. “If you want targeted muscle—and that’s what all guys want—then you want dumbbells.”



  • 50lb iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells
    Nordictrack

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  • SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
    Bowflex

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  • Hex Dumbbells (15-lb Pair)
    LIVING.FIT

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  • 2022 Men’s Health Home Gym Award Winner

    Core Adjustable Dumbbell Set
    Core Home Fitness

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  • Bundle: Set Of Dumbbells 25 Lbs & Weight Bench
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The weights are ideal for upper body work like presses, pulls, curls, and more, and they’re much easier to wield than long, heavy barbells. They come in many different styles and weight ranges, and many sets are even adjustable—meaning that there’s a dumbbell out there for all abilities and goals. Practically speaking, they also take up very little space and are relatively cost-efficient, making them perfect for anyone who’s limited on space or doesn’t want to shell out thousands for a full home gym setup.

Speaking of cost efficiency, January is a great time to shop for a fresh set of dumbbells. Thanks to the hype around New Year’s fitness resolutions, so many brands and retailers (think NordicTrack, Bowflex, and more) are running massive sales for your convenience. You’re sure to find a great deal right now—whether you’re looking for a standard set of fixed dumbbells, heavy-duty adjustable dumbbells, an ultra convenient dumbbell, barbell and kettlebell set, or just an upgrade to the latest and greatest.

With that, here are the 15 best dumbbells that are on sale right now. Once you get your hands on the dumbbells of your choosing, check out the best dumbbell workout routines to get you started, and then dive into the Men’s Health 30-day dumbbell challenge to settle into a new daily practice

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Nordictrack

50lb iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells

Bowflex

SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

LIVING.FIT

Hex Dumbbells (15-lb Pair)

2022 Men’s Health Home Gym Award Winner

Core Home Fitness

Core Adjustable Dumbbell Set

Flybird

Bundle: Set Of Dumbbells 25 Lbs & Weight Bench

CAP

30lb Coated Rubber Hex Dumbbell

2022 Men’s Health Home Gym Award Winner

Powerblock

Elite EXP Adjustable Dumbbells

SMRTFT

NÜOBELL 80lb Dumbbell Set

NordicTrack

55 lb Select-a-Weight Dumbbell Pair

PowerBlock

EXP Stage 1 Set

ProForm

Adjustable Dumbbell

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Heath Owens is a Senior Commerce Editor at Hearst Magazines, where he covers home, fashion, tech and gifts for Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, Esquire, Delish, Men’s Health, and more.

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