There is no better way to begin the dumbbell experience than to start with the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. These dumbbells had been one of the top-selling dumbbells since their release back in 2013. It is perfect for the ultimate strength training because of it’s adjustable weight level.
The 552’s offer a reasonably wide weight range. You are starting from as little as 5 lbs to as much as 52.5 lbs (per dumbbell). There are 15 different weight settings to choose from. What’s nice about the SelectTech 552’s is that you can adjust weight in 2.5 lb increments for the first 25 lbs (once you get to 25 lbs, it moves up in 5 lb increments).
For most people, trying to increase weight in more significant increments (like 5 or 10 lbs at a time) is too difficult for your muscles to do. So, you struggle with keeping good form and can’t complete your reps, which means you don’t build strength as well.
Fortunately, because the SelectTech 552’s can adjust in such small increments, you can increase weight at a more steady pace. This allows you to keep perfect form, get your full rep range, and gain strength faster and easier.