Dumbbell Technical Specifications / Sizing Information:

Dumbbell Technical Specifications

A huge variety of Dumbbells styles are available depending on what a gym/user requires.  The key factors to consider when purchasing a set of Dumbbells is: Sizes required, Durability, Style and Budget.  Please feel free to email or call with any questions you may have pertaining to Dumbbells and below some information which you will find of use.

Set Size Selection:

Dumbbell Sizing InformationThe biggest influence on the cost of a dumbbell set is the selection of sizes in the set.  Obviously the larger dumbbells are heavier and this will have a large impact on cost of the set.  For example a single pair of 100Kg Dumbbells will contain far more metal than a complete set of 2.5Kg – 20Kg dumbbells in 2.5Kg increments!  We can supply some dumbbells sets in any increments our customers require.  This said, 2.5Kg is the most popular increment, switching to 5Kg at heavier weights.  We have in the past supplied extremely comprehensive sets from 1Kg – 70Kg in 1Kg increments and then to 100Kg in 2.5Kg.  Therefore dumbbell weight increments are very important.  Bear in mind that if you maintain the same increments throughout a Dumbbell set the weight and hence price will become exponentially more expensive as the highest DB weight increases.  Equally important is that at low weights a larger increase in weight is very noticeable when a user wishes to up their weight.

For example:

An exercise performed using 5Kg Dumbbells will require 50% more effort if then conducted with 7.5Kg weights

An exercise performed using 50Kg Dumbbells will only require 5% more effort if increased to a 52.5Kg weight.

It is also worth considering what dumbbell racks you are to use and the space required.  The most cost effective dumbbell racks tend to be 10 pair racks.  And indeed you may find it more pragmatic to use these racks and to leave some spaces rather than buy some special size racks.  Alternatively, some gyms elect to leave their heaviest dumbbells on the floor in under the racks where they can be rolled out for use, (typically bent over row)

Some typical applications and set sizes would be:

Ladies Toning Gym: 1 – 10 in 1.0Kg Increments = 10prs = 110Kg
School Gym: 2.5Kg – 25Kg in 2.5Kg Increments = 10prs = 275Kg
Small Commercial Gym: 2.5,5Kg….17.5Kg,30kg,35Kg,40Kg = 14prs = 540Kg
Medium Commercial Gym: 2.5Kg - 50Kg in 2.5Kg Increments =20prs = 1050Kg
Larger Commercial Gym: 2.5Kg – 70Kg in 2.5Kg Increments =28prs = 2030Kg
Large Gym, Multi Users: 2.5Kg – 70Kg in 2.5Kg Increments
+ 15 – 30Kg in 2.5Kg Increments
=35prs = 2345Kg
Body Builders Gym: 2.5Kg – 70Kg in 2.5Kg Increments
+ 75Kg, 80Kg, 85Kg, 90Kg, 95Kg, 100Kg
=34prs = 3080Kg
Large Comprehensive Gym:
(for Body Builders)
1.0Kg – 60Kg in 1.0Kg Increments
+ 62.5Kg – 100Kg in 2.5Kg Increments
=76prs = 6260Kg