|PowerBlock Classic Adjustable 5 to 45-Pounds per Dumbbell Set
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Personal PowerBlock Dumbbell Weight Set (5 to 45 lbs in 5 lbs increments) The Personal PowerBlock Dumbbell set (Shown on optional Personal Stand) adjusts from 5 to 45 lbs in 5 lb increments (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 lbs) in each hand. This set has a maximum weight of 45 lbs per hand and can be expanded up to 60 lbs per hand with the optional Power Block Personal Plus Handle Set (Optional Item, please call for details). It replaces 9 pair or 18 fixed dumbbells that would have a combined weight of 450 lbs. PowerBlock Dumbbells are the world's best dumbbells. Why? PowerBlock Dumbbells are perfectly balanced. They are the heaviest, most compact and easiest to use quick change dumbbell. PowerBlock is the only dumbbell system that can expand to meet your strength needs. Start with a 48 lb set (SportBlock), expand to 90 lbs (Personal PowerBlock Set), expand again to 120 lbs (Personal Plus PowerBlock \ Set). Dumbbells are the most versatile and effective exercise tool ever developed for strength training. Now you can have rapid access to a whole rack of dumbbells at home in the space of just 1 pair! How do you get up to 37 pairs of dumbbells in 18" x 22" of space? PowerBlock! The Powerblock Dumbbells are non-returnable
The only dumbbell system that can expand to meet your strength needs, PowerBlock dumbbells are the most versatile and effective exercise tool ever developed for strength training. PowerBlocks work intuitively. Rather than requiring you to buy a room full of dumbbells, PowerBlocks act just like a weight stack at the gym, with a weight handle that fits inside the first weight, which fits inside the second, which fits inside the third, etc. When you want to change weights, you simply move the weight selector pin into the appropriate slot and you're set. As you lift the core, all the weights above the selector pin are lifted at the same time, turning your 3-pound dumbbell into a 6-pound dumbbell, or your 6-pound dumbbell into a 12-pound dumbbell. Not only is the system remarkably easy to use, but it's also cost- and space-efficient, as a single pair of dumbbells can do the work of dozens.
This pair of 45x5 dumbbells, for instance, adjusts from 5 to 45 pounds in 5-pound increments (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 pounds), in effect doing the job of 18 individual weights. Even better, the weights are more compact and balanced than traditional dumbbells, with a padded handle that protects people with weak wrists. Best of all, the free weights are terrific whether you're trying to build muscle mass, firm and tone your physique, or get rid of unwanted body fat. The adjustable set offers a maximum weight of 45 pounds per hand and carries a limited 10-year warranty.
- Pair of adjustable dumbbell weights for efficient, cost-effective strength training
- Adjusts from 5 to 45 pounds in 5-pound increments (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 pounds)
- Selector pin lets you change weights easily, just like with weight stack at the gym
- More compact and balanced than traditional dumbbells; padded handle for wrist protection
- Offers maximum weight of 45 pounds per hand; limited 10-year warranty
- Fantastic product and service
I got my powerblocks in only a few days after ordering with super saver shipping. I started using them and right away I could see they were solidly built and I would not have the same issue with weights falling off with other selector dumbbells I heard horror stories about.
I did notice a small crack in the selector pin that was mainly a cosmetic issue. I called the support number and was quickly greeted by a support agent. After confirming the issue, he said there was a new pin on the way and sure enough there it was about two days later.
Overall great product and service experience....more info
- Great workout and save space as well
The PowerBlock dumbbell set is great for someone like me who lives in an apartment and has limited space. I get a full range of motion and the pins stay in place very securely so I never worry about having the weights above my head. Sometimes the weights get stuck when lowering them into the unused plates, but if you keep it straight when you lower it there is no problem. I think the carpet allows them to move so I may get the tray or get some kind of hard surface to keep them from tilting. Otherwise a great product that performs perfectly!
PowerBlock Personal Set Tray...more info
- Excellent, but you need to be careful....
In general, I think these dumbbells are great. However, they can be a bit dangerous if you don't do a safety check. For example, if you are not paying attention you can insert the pins at an angle. This creates a possiblity that a plate can come loose and hit you. Also, you can accidentally put the pin mechanism upside down, this creates the possiblity of an accident too.
I like that there is a back up system of an elastic cord and magnets holding the pin mechanism in place. I have found there is only a real danger on certain exercises and only if you don't follow the instructions. Even then the odds are small anything will happen, but it's something I want to warn people about because I have had some near misses.
I find the smaller version of these are better than the larger version. The large version can be cumbersome and a bit long for some exercises. However, I agree with the other reviews you can comfortably do a variety of exercises and the trade-off in terms of a slightly smaller range of motion on some particular exercises isn't a big deal. For example, for upright rows I tend to prefer a short curling bar... ditto for overhead triceps extentions. However, using one dumbbell with two hands is possible and quite comfortable.
This is a solid well made product. I have owned mine for about a year and I think they are great. Over time, there can be an issue with friction between the plates, but I very thin layer of lubricant can help. For most people, this will only have to be done infrequently....more info
- excellent weights
I actually purchased the home gym package C directly from powerblock and not the product shown here. the gym package consists of the 5-90 elite dumbells, the stand and a weight bench. these items were shipped promptly in six seperate packages. the stand and weight bench required a little assembly, but nothing too drastic. the stand was a little bit of a hassle as there were a number of small screws and nuts and that had to be put in. the bench was mostly pre-assembled, but had a couple parts that had to be put in. i highly recommend getting the stand. not only is it a great place to store the dumbells, but it makes changing the weights much easier.
changing the amount of weight is very easy, and just involves pulling the "pin" out and sliding it in to select the desired weight. the dumbells are color coded, so you can quickly see the amount of weight you are choosing. using the "pin," the weights are changed in ten pound increments. there are "adder weights" that come with the elite set, each of which is 2.5 pounds. if you use the adder weights, you can change the amount of weight in 5 pound increments. however, the adder weights take a little longer to manipulate as you have to pull the central core out and slide the weights out. i can change the weight using the pin in literally 2 seconds. however, the adder weights take about 10 seconds to change. i have decided to just keep the adder weights in the weights and not change them out. i'm find just changing the amount of weight in 10 pound increments.
one other thing about these weights. when i first got them and set them up, i wasn't putting the adder weights in correctly (it's a long story, but essentially i put one of the cores in upside down, causing the adder weights to slide out when i didn't want them to). i called customer support and someone answered on about the third ring. there was no voice mail and no waiting while i listened to elevator music. i asked to talk to someone in technical support, and the guy that answered told me he could help me. he was very helpful and we worked through the problem (which had been my fault in the first place). this is probably the best technical support i've experienced and MILES above the usual support i recieve for computer software/products.
in short, i'm very happy with my purchase. this is a high quality product made in the USA. i'm going to get a lot of use out of these and expect to use them for the rest of my life. they seem to take a lot of pride in what they produce. highly recommended......more info
- Adjustable Dumbbells Well Worth The Investment
First off - get some adjustable dumbbells. They are well worth the investment.
These PowerBlock adjustable dumbbells are the only adjustable dumbbells I have used or owned, and I love them.
They are incredibly easy to use and adjust - it only takes a couple seconds per dumbbell. Even when my arms are dead tired, I can still guide them back into place easily and change the weight - something that might not work quite so well on other dumbbells.
The size of the dumbbells is decent. They are bigger than standard dumbbells, but they haven't hindered any of my exercises. I do many different exercises and so far these haven't caused any issues for any of them. I think it might become more of an issue with a set that goes higher than 45 as the dumbbell would get even longer as more weight is added based on the design.
The only problem I have had with these is a very slight one - sometimes the weights below what is selected stick. That is, you may set it to 15lbs, but the next weight below it may be "stuck" to it on one side or the other for some reason when you go to lift it out - you just have to wiggle it a bit and/or hold down the weight that isn't supposed to be coming up as you lift the dumbbell initially. This doesn't happen often, and it is such a slight issue that it is hardly worth mentioning.
I believe PowerBlock also recently (at the time of this review) came out with some that are very similar to this although slightly curved on the edges. I think those might look a little better cosmetically, as these are just square blocks. Nevertheless, these work perfectly and still do not look too bad either.
Overall, get some adjustable weights. This is a great set, but if you choose not to get this set, at least get some set (with good reviews, of course) - adjustable dumbbells are just so much easier and more affordable - especially if you don't have a huge exercise room where you can line all the weights up (if this is the case, and you have lots of money, perhaps just get standard weights to avoid the slight time it takes to adjust them)...more info
I've had these weights for just over 2 weeks and they're nothing short of fantastic. Very easy to switch from 5 to 45 pounds to optimize a workout. I've already lost two inches off my waist thanks to these and a new diet. I would definitely recommend these...more info
- FROM A 63 YEAR OLD BODY BUILDER
I have been using the powerblock system for 12 years.......I'm a 63 year Old Special Forces Vietnam Vet.......I also hold a personal training certification from ACE........I have been trainng and body building for over 40 years.........And I can tell you that the powerblock system
is the finest dumbell system i have ever used......I use mine 3-4 times a week...I get a excellent workout, that helps me stay very fit.........And i must tell you i like the feel of the product as well as the sturdiness....of the blocks...of course you have to be careful as you would with any heavy weight set... just use common sense and keep training....I would not use another brand
and I reccomend them highly...more info
- Powerblock Personal Works for me
Powerblock Personal / Plus
Solid, well constructed, quick weight change design.
Selector pin never loosens or requires mid work out tightening like other adjustables.
Although plates shift slightly when in motion I've never worried about the system failing.
10 Year warranty, made in the USA.
Truly portable with no need for a cradle or stand.
Despite other users complaints the Personal Plus handle upgrade works fine for me. The welded plates are so thin you would have to have monster hands for this to be an issue.
If you've ever looked at these on auctions sites or classifieds, they really hold their value.
Plates do make a clanging noise when in motion.
Changing plates when you are really fatigued can be a challenge if you don't get the selector pin exactly straight.
Don't expect a fancy work out DVD or exercise chart, you just get a black and white instruction manual. I suggest the laminated posters.
Putting your hand into a rectangular box does take some getting used to....more info
- The best overall option out there
I researched ways to have some home workout equipment that would be small enough to fit in my studio apartment while also providing the maximum benefit for the price.
These fit the bill perfectly. Adjusting the weight amount is seriously a 5 second process. It could not be easier.
I've heard good things about the Ironmaster dumbbells, but those are much more expensive than the Blocks. I highly recommend getting the stand for these, as it makes them more usable....more info
- Best Bang for the Buck!
These are great for any home gym. They are very easy to use. Do not be put off by the blocky look; they are comfortable to the hand and no more cumbersome than any dumbbell. They are compact and store easily and take up much less space and budget than a conventional dumbbell set. For a beginner, they can be a big part of your home gym - you don't need thousands of dollars of specialized equipment to get started. I highly recommend getting the storage stand or tray - makes them easy to handle and store. ...more info
- Most useful item in my workout room
I have a large home gym with around $30k of equipment. This $400 set is my favorite and most used item. I have one set for me and one for my wife and they fit neatly on the stand. They are very easy to use and are the most comfortable dumbbells I've ever used due to the padded grips. I admit that I had my doubts at first. I was worried they the grip wouldn't hold up, the weight selection pins would bend or the weights would fall on my head. After 4 years of regular use, my fears were unfound. The grip is intact and the weight stacks are absolutely stable. I've tried the newer adjustable dumbbells on the market, but this is still my favorite. The weight selection seem much more secure than the nautilus, and the grip is more comfortable. It's my opinion that these are still the best adjustable dumbbells out there....more info
- good quality very compact
PROS: Very compact design works well, and seems to be high quality changing weights is easier than you might think
CONS: Plates sometimes get stuck together if you select them improperly once...more info
- Excellent Dumbbells!
These dumbbells are excellent! I used the Bowflex SelectTech adjustable dumbbells and found that they are very bulky (which may limit some exercises) and rattle in your hands. The Bowflex dumbbells also need to be lined up just right when setting them down on the stand, which can be a minor nuisance. The PowerBlocks adjust easier and quicker than their Bowflex counterparts. Quality adjustable dumbbells like these may look expensive at first, but they are built very well and will last many many years. I use these for my P90X workouts, and in a typical hour workout, I save myself at least 10 minutes using these dumbbells over my old custom-weight dumbbells with a fraction of the footprint. You won't be disappointed with PowerBlocks!...more info
- Not a bad workout...
I bought these dumbbells from a local dealer instead of Amazon because of a sale. I had been looking at the Bowflex select-type of dumbbells as well as these. After trying them out at the store, I was sold. They are easy to manipulate and sturdy in construction. One would think that a square dumbbell would get in the way of doing exercises--this is NOT the case. The handle is in the middle of the box and the side tubes are padded for comfort.
I just finished an hour long dumbbell workout a few minutes ago and it was everything I expected: bench press, military press, bent over rows, seated curls, triceps extensions, dumbbell deadlifts, upright rows, dumbbell squats, etc... All of these exercises were performed using this product. No problems encountered at all....more info
- Very good set of dumbells
The powerblocks are very well designed and function quite well. I recommend them to anyone trying to build a home gym or someone who just wants to do some exercises at home....more info
- Excellent Dumbell Set_ saves space!
I am glad this PowerBlock dumbbell set was my first investment in free-weights for my home gym. I was tempted to get the Bowflex set because of the media/marketing, but glad I read the reviews first and then learned about this set. These dumbbells deserve more marketing than they get!! I also bought the sport tray- it has a tilt/angle & makes changing the weights easy. I didn't need the floor stand. This tray ( PowerBlock Sport Tray ) did the job & cheaper.
-innovative(on the market b/f Bowflex SelectTech/similar)& less expensive
- comfortable grip
-Saves so much space!
Tip: The two parallel side bars are great for Tricep presses! I grab them from the bottom side. Yet, if U reach 40- 45lb level (35lb if U have larger hands, you'll need to find a more creative way to grip the bottom side bars.
Cons: As a previous reviewer wrote, you can slip the pins in un-evenly if you are not looking at what you are doing. S0- Look & pay attention... Good thing is - you would notice this immediately.
It also would be nice if their workout poster or log book came w/ the set.
- Get the job done and a good value
These powerblocks work as advertised. I preferred the bowflex adjustable dumbells due to the way their adjustment mechanisms work, but they were considerably more expensive and require the use of a base. These powerblocks work well overal and seem to be very well constructed. The magnetic pin mechanism works well, although sometimes it seems awkward inserting them, especially when the insert location is near the bottom of the blocks. Once the pins are inserted, the blocks are very reliable and stable. I've never experienced dropped or partially connected weights, which is something that can occur on the similarly priced weider adjustable dumbells....more info
- Excellent Product
I bought the PowerBlock because I did not want to have a bunch of dumbells sitting around my house. I could not be more pleased. The PowerBlocks look unusual but I did not notice any difference between the PowerBlock or a set of regular dumbells. The adjustable pins slow you down a little bit if you're doing some circuit training but that is the only gripe that I have. Overall, an excellent product at a cheaper price than the competition....more info
- Excellent product. Cheaper and way better than SelectTech
I purchased the PowerBlock dumbbells after returning the SelectTech dumbbells. The SelectTechs are cumbersome, the weight plates feel loose, and you have to dial two dials to select one weight. Furthermore, they are over $100 more expensive than the PowerBlocks.
On the plus side for the PowerBlocks:
1) They take up very little space for an adjustable dumbbell
2) They feel solid
3) While not cheap, they are much cheaper than the SelectTech dumbbells
4) You can do over the head tricep extensions using both weights or one using the handles on the bottom
5) Selecting the weights is a one step process for each weight
6) They are upgradable with a heavier handle option and a barbell option
On the minus side:
1) Alligning the pins to select the weight is a bit more difficult with the weights on the ground. The stand or a table top would alleviate this problem.
Overall, I'm pleased with the PowerBlocks and definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a quality, adjustable weight dumbbell....more info
- Convenience, convenience, convenience...
...there's no question, this type of all-in-one adjustable multi-weight dumbbell is extremely attractive in terms of saving you space and money versus buying several sets of fixed-weight dumbbells, and saving you the tedium and time of changing plates on conventional dumbbells even if you use those tension spring-clips.
However, don't expect perfection...the inevitable downside is that the double-pin mechanism used to change the weight on these Powerblocks can itself be a little tricky at times. Definitely not ideal if you are into high-intensity training (multiple sets at different weight levels without any rest period in between each sets).
In fact I preferred the changing mechanism on the Bowflex dumbbells though as the other reviewers have stated, the Bowflex dumbbells are not only considerably more expensive but also have suspiciously flimsy design and build quality in comparison with these Powerblocks.
So in a nutshell, if you have the space and money, I'd still recommend spending the money and space to buy several sets of hexagonal fixed dumbbells...the speed and convenience is still far superior, especially for high-intensity workouts.
If you don't have the space and money to do that, and cannot or do not want to go to a gym, then these Powerblocks are indeed the best available option I've ever come across.
Keeping my fingers crossed that at some point in the future, technology will have evolved to create a truly quick and easy one-touch weight-adjusting mechanism! ...more info
- Simple and Easy- a bit bulky
This is a great product - quality and value are superb. Just a bit "bulky", but better than having 200 dumbbells in your home.
The only "imperfection" is that you have to be careful not to hit yourself in the face with the corners. I didn't hit, but you do have to be mindful when you do maneuvers around your head.
- Powerblock convert
We bought these because my partner and I have very different strength levels and needs. We have individual weights all around the house and it was getting crazy. Now we just have the powerblocks and they work well for this purpose. They are a bit unwieldy to change the weight on (the Bowflex ones seemed better on this) and the square shape takes some getting used to, but in general we are highly satisfied with the purchase. We didn't get the stand, but we would highly recommend it....more info
- Dumbbells are the Kings of Fitness
You should always workout with free weights, as they allow you to use the natural free-range of motion, stabilizer muscles, and proper posture.
There is absolutely no reason you should work out on machines unless you are a complete beginner or injured. Machines are great for safety, but not much else.
If you are going to invest in a dumbbell set, get the ones that go to 50 pounds at the minimum. Everything else is just a waste. You will outgrow your old weights as you constantly and consistently work out.
If dumbbell sets are too expensive for you, then consider joining a gym for $20 a month or getting 3 dumbbell weights (10 pounds, 25 pounds, and 50 pounds).
There is no need to even invest in a dumbbell set until your bodyweight exercises and stability exercises become too easy (over 100 push-ups, 20 pull-ups, and 6 minute miles). Until then, use your body weight! It's cheaper, faster, and easier.
If you don't feel the burn after 10 repetitions, you are doing the exercise wrong. In all exercises, it is the eccentric portion of the exercise that builds muscle. Do the exercise in a smooth, controlled fashion with a 3 concentric and 6 eccentric count. Squeeze at the peak of the motion to get that extra pump.
As in all exercises, make sure to keep your wrists straight and check your posture with these seven vital points: feet hips-width apart and pointed straight ahead; knees slightly bent; pelvis at perfect middle, as if you are sitting at a bar stool; stomach tight, but not flexed; chest straight and aligned on top of ribs; shoulders parallel to ribs; and neck straight on top of body
- Great compromise
Wanted dumbbells for home use, but not a separate pair for every 5-pound increment (would require more space, have to build a rack for them, out of place in multi-purpose room, etc.). The PowerBlocks give me 5 to 45 lbs. per dumbbell, change easily in seconds, have even weight distribution with padding around wrists, stay securely attached, and are easily stored when not in use. No complaints....more info
- Highly recommended
* Cheaper and space-saver comparing to a set of 9 pairs: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45-lb
* Upgradable to heavier weight (heard of this, but not yet confirmed, and need to shop around). However, 45-lb max is good for me for a long while for upper-body workouts: arms, shoulders, and ab. For larger muscle groups (i.e. chest, back, leg), I use barbells.
* Fairly compact comparing to other kinds of dumbbells (i.e. adjustable dumbbells with switching, screwing, clipping, or 45-lb hex)
* Look nicer than I thought, and seem to last long
* Tricep extension is very easy to perform, using the two corner handles, ...
* Rubber padded handles feel very comfortable on hands.
* Unable to roll up in hands for forearm workout
* Must handle with care (i.e. fixed dumbbell is more durable). There are almost always Pros and Cons. This Con doesn't make me unhappy.
Love them. I wonder why they are not widely available in some local Sports Store. 4.5 stars, half star is taken off because of the Cons above. Highly recommended....more info
- Powerblock 45lb
Pro- Good weight set, saves a great deal of space, fairly comfortable to use.
Cons- Difficult to adjust if not on stand...more info
- PowerBlock 90X all the way.
The Power Block Classic 45 is a must have if you are doing the P90X Extreme Home Workout. Yes like with anything man made you will need to be careful but all the safety information is covered in the handout that comes with the blocks, I am amazed at people complaining about the pins and if it's not perfect this and that could happen, all was covered in the handout that came with the blocks, I was using a pair of end screw on dumb bells and you talk about a pain. Pause the DVD, unscrew the ends, and remove the weight, screw back on the ends, un-pause the DVD. So after that routine the power blocks are a gift from heaven, I work out on carpet and found it easy to roll the blocks on their side to change the weight, the pins go right in and it gives me a moment to do a little check, and I do this without pausing the DVD.
The power blocks appear to be a little pricey, especially if you're on a budget. It's mainly because you're paying for all the weight upfront, unlike with dumb bells where you buy a set and when you need more resistance you go out and buy other set, and keep repeating this process until you have spent double of what the power blocks cost, the main thing here is it wasn't all at one time, the buying was done over months even years.
I really can't tell you how much I enjoy doing P90X now with my Power Blocks. And in the end if you're looking at the power blocks you have made a decision to get in shape and you can't put a price on your health. Only a doctor can do that and trust me it gets expensive.
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