Use these five dumbbell deals to build muscle at home for under $50

You don't need to break the bank to develop strength with these budget-friendly dumbbell deals

A man changing the weight of some spinlock dumbbells
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Dumbbells are, arguably, the best home training tools money can buy, but investing in a new set can weight heavily on your wallet. Luckily, thanks to a slew of Prime Day dumbbell deals, you can now enjoy hefty discounts on some top quality products.

To help you find some great-value weights, we've done a deep-dive on Amazon and beyond and picked out the best dumbbell deals you can buy right now, from fixed-load hex weights to adjustable dumbbells. 

The fixed-weight sets are a perfect fit for dynamic exercise styles like functional strength training. However, if you're looking to build strength at home, you might be better served by adjustable dumbbells like those featured in our roundup of  the best weights deals

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Dumbbell deals for under $50

Tru Grit 35lb Hex Elite Dumbbell |was $74.99,now $30.99 at Best Buy 

Tru Grit 35lb Hex Elite Dumbbell | was $74.99, <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Ftru-grit-35-lb-hex-elite-dumbbell-single-black-silver%2F6436406.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $30.99 at Best Buy 

This heavier 35lb dumbbell is a great choice for strength-building multi-muscle compound exercises like squats and deadlifts, and it's now better than half price at Best Buy. It also benefits from a textured grip, robust rubber-coated heads and a hexagonal design to stop it rolling away when you pop it down mid-workout. 

BalanceFrom Neoprene Dumbbell Hand Weights |&nbsp;was $52.99now $34.99 at Amazon

BalanceFrom Neoprene Dumbbell Hand Weights | was $52.99, <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=110083&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FBalanceFrom-Neoprene-Dumbbell-Anti-Slip-Anti-roll%2Fdp%2FB09XBRBRW8%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $34.99 at Amazon

Dumbbells don't grow on trees, but a dumbbell tree like this is a nifty way to store multiple weights neatly. This set has three weight options (2lb, 3lb, and 5lb) so you can switch between them to suit the exercise you're doing, and at $34.99, it's currently 34% cheaper than normal. 

Challenging your muscles to lift the extra load of a dumbbell is a great way to build strength and muscle—you have to continually push yourself to trigger your body into making these adaptations, as per the progressive overload principle. 

Strength training is one of the best things you can do for you health, helping you build a stronger, more resilient body that's better equipped to withstand the rigors of everyday life (like running for the bus or picking up heavy objects while moving house) without injury. 

It can also boost your body awareness, balance, mood and metabolism—muscle is a metabolically active tissue, so the more you have, the more calories you'll burn at rest. 

But strength training isn't the only thing dumbbells are useful for. You can also incorporate them into HIIT workouts for fat loss or, better still, high-intensity resistance training (HIRT) sessions. 

These training styles are known for crushing calories, but they also offer a side of significant cardio perks. That's why, if you're after an all-round fitness booster, the dumbbell comes top of our list of recommendations. 

Harry Bullmore
Fitness Writer

Harry Bullmore is a Fitness Writer for Fit&Well and its sister site Coach, covering accessible home workouts, strength training session, and yoga routines. He joined the team from Hearst, where he reviewed products for Men's Health, Women's Health, and Runner's World. He is passionate about the physical and mental benefits of exercise, and splits his time between weightlifting, CrossFit, and gymnastics, which he does to build strength, boost his wellbeing, and have fun.


Harry is a NCTJ-qualified journalist, and has written for Vice, Learning Disability Today, and The Argus, where he was a crime, politics, and sports reporter for several UK regional and national newspapers.