When comparing these dumbbells to a set of at a local gym, these really do seem a hell of alot easier and cheaper. Although it may seem hard to compare dumbbells, with this set you'll really start to see drastic differences in class. This set of dumb bells really are fantastic through the added support that they offer, and the additions that comes with the package. When purchasing these, I noticed that you could buy extra hand supports which adds support to the hand when in the pumping action, which means that the heavy bars attached to the weights aren't digging into the hands. This ultimatly leads to more muscle build up through being able to do more repitions effectively. The dumbbells are extremely cheap compared to others, after a little research some sets of dumbells cost up to $200, which I think is just rediculas. These dumbbells really do set the standards for all other dumbbells through its additions, and ease that they offer.