This pair of adjustable dumbbells cost less than £25 – they make my home workouts so much better

The variety of exercises this equipment offers is endless – I wish I'd got some sooner.

adjustable dumbells on a yoga mat next to a sofa and plant
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Exercise is something I can't compromise on, for both my mental and physical wellbeing. But the madness of life often means I find it incredibly difficult to get time in the gym, so I'm always on the lookout for the best at-home workouts

During the pandemic, I invested in various items of home gym equipment, including some of the best resistance bands and one of the best yoga mats. And knowing how important strength training for women is, I've been keen to add some weights to my arsenal – and doing so has made my home workouts more varied and enjoyable. 

When looking at investing in some of the best dumbbells, it became clear pretty quickly that buying all the individual weights I wanted would be very costly. Having a set I could adjust seemed like the perfect solution, so I was happy to find this popular adjustable dumbbell set at 25% off on Amazon - taking the cost of a pair of up to 20kg weights down to just £22.49. 

This set can be adjusted to up to 20kg in total (10kg each). If that's too much, there's a set for up to 15kg, as well as ones up to 25kg and 30kg if you're after a bit more load. I have tended to stick to working similar size muscle groups per workout with these, as swapping weights on and off can be quite time consuming. The range of weights this set offers, however, is brilliant for targeting specific areas.

Another plus is being able to take them apart. As dumbbells go, they don't take up a huge amount of space, but being able to completely dismantle them makes them all the more storage-friendly. 

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.