A lighter version of the popular 25kg set, the Marcy Bruce Lee Dumbbells are now also available at a weight of 12.5kg.
This product article takes a look at the various design features, as well as some sample exercises and a comparison with similarly priced adjustable dumbbells.
When it comes to choosing a new set of dumbbells for home workouts, there are really just 3 main types to choose from. These being; fixed weight, adjustable, and those that use standard weight plates.
With the increasing popularity of adjustable dumbbells, it’s no surprise that Marcy Fitness have developed a lighter pair of their popular Bruce Lee adjustable dumbbells.
In terms of the weight, the heavier set offers up to 25kg per dumbbell while this set weighs in at 12.5kg per dumbbell.
Despite the difference in weight, the actual build quality and ease of use are still the same, using a quick change single pinto adjust the weight.
By sliding this pin to the different positions you can affect how many weight plates remain attached to the handle when you lift them out of the storage trays.
Although it may not seem like much, these trays are an excellent way of storing the Marcy Bruce Lee Dumbbells without worrying about misplacing any of the plates or damaging your floors.
To help make the dumbbells easier to grip, a section of knurling has been added to the handles, which have been designed with a thinner diameter that’s comfortable to hold.
Despite the selection offered by the likes of PowerBlock and Gold’s Gym, it’s actually surprisingly difficult to find a set of 12.5kg adjustable dumbbells at a better price than these Marcy Bruce Lee dumbbells.
Marcy Bruce Lee Dumbbells – Features Summary
- Weight Options Available: 2.5kg (5.5lbs), 5kg (11lbs), 7.5kg (16.5lbs), 10kg (22lbs), 12.5kg (27.5lbs)
- Proprietary single-handed weight adjustment by sliding one pin at one end only
- storage trays included
- Great for adults of all ages and fitness levels
- Cast iron weight plates for long lasting use
- Secure spring loaded locking pin ensures the plates are locked safely in place
- Ideal to be combined with adjustable free weight bench
- Prevents the need to have a full rack of dumbbells saving space
Whether you’re buying a new treadmill or a set of dumbbells, it’s important to be aware of any other similar products that could offer better features of value for money.
Although the Gold’s Gym version weighs in slightly heavier at 20kg per dumbbell, they are generally only sold as single weights and not as a pair.
This makes their price of around £240 per set considerably higher than the amount you can expect to pay for the Marcy set.
In terms of the PowerBlock set, although the price isn’t quite as high, it can be a bit more difficult to slide the locking pin in at the right setting compared to the Marcy Bruce Lee dumbbells.
While they do provide a quick reference guide to what weight the different colours relate to on the actual dumbbell, having the number written directly below the pin makes it much easier to find the setting you need.
If you already have a training routine in place then you’re probably well aware of the variety of exercises on offer with a set of high quality dumbbells.
If not, then it’s worth knowing a few of the upper and lower body exercises that you can expect to be able to include in your workouts.
As with any set, you’ll see the greatest range of options when you combine the Marcy Bruce Lee Dumbbells with a weights bench.
If you are also thinking about buying a weights bench, it might be worth taking a look through our weights bench buying guide.
- Incline dumbbell flys
- Seated shoulder press
- Standing bicep curls
- Hammer curls
- Forearm curls
- Flat dumbbell bench press
- Tricep kickbacks
- Side lateral raises
- Rear delt flys
- Dumbbell rows