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    Powerblocks

    Well, I sold my smith machine and free weights because I needed to recapture that space in my home. I hate the idea of waiting for machines at a gym, so I am leaning toward purchasing some Powerblock dumbbells.

    Have any of you used these? They are pricey, but I think they offer some value for the money.

    Have any of you used the Bowflex Selecttech dumbbells?

    Just looking for thoughts out there before making the purchase....



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    Re: Powerblocks

    The only thing I ever noticed was that some lock weight on in occasionally uneven amounts. I didnt like having 5lbs on one side of the dumbell and 25 on the other (for example). Not sure all are like this.


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    Re: Powerblocks

    Powerblocks are the absolute best adjustable dumbells, especially because you can get the add on kits going up to 125lbs. I think the bowlex ones only go to 50 dont they?

    When I eventually get my dream home gym, the first thing I will buy are powerblocks.


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    Re: Powerblocks

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    The only thing I ever noticed was that some lock weight on in occasionally uneven amounts. I didnt like having 5lbs on one side of the dumbell and 25 on the other (for example). Not sure all are like this.

    The powerblocks distribute the weight evenly.



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    Re: Powerblocks

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Powerblocks are the absolute best adjustable dumbells, especially because you can get the add on kits going up to 125lbs. I think the bowlex ones only go to 50 dont they?
    You're right. Bowflex goes up to 52.5 lbs and Powerblocks can be expanded to 130 lbs. (About $900 when expanded).

    The guy at Push Pedal Pull said that they can't keep the Powerblocks in stock, which is why I was leaning that way.

    I just need to be sure about it before pitching the idea to the wife. ("Hey, how about I buy this for us for Valentine's Day?")



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    Re: Powerblocks

    Quote Originally Posted by CyInSoonerland View Post
    You're right. Bowflex goes up to 52.5 lbs and Powerblocks can be expanded to 130 lbs. (About $900 when expanded).

    The guy at Push Pedal Pull said that they can't keep the Powerblocks in stock, which is why I was leaning that way.

    I just need to be sure about it before pitching the idea to the wife. ("Hey, how about I buy this for us for Valentine's Day?")
    Tell her you were thinking these or a new vaccuum. If you live she might see it your way.


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    Re: Powerblocks

    You can also get a bar that hooks onto them making them barbells too.



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    Re: Powerblocks

    I have the bowflex ones and really like them. They only go to 52.5 but as an old man of 36 I don't mind.



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    Re: Powerblocks

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Powerblocks are the absolute best adjustable dumbells, especially because you can get the add on kits going up to 125lbs. I think the bowlex ones only go to 50 dont they?

    When I eventually get my dream home gym, the first thing I will buy are powerblocks.
    They only go to 125? What if I want to do curls? Weak.



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    Re: Powerblocks

    I know the owner/designer of Powerblocks personally, and powerblocks are the shizznit. I have a set at home, and we have a quite a few pairs at the gym where I work.

    They just came out with a new set made out of urethane. With the urethane ones you don't have to be so careful if you drop them.

    Whatever you do, don't order them through Push, Pedal, Pull. Avoid the middle man and order directly from the factory.



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    Re: Powerblocks

    Thanks for the input! I will be purchasing the Sport 9.0 set so that I can upgrade it later.

    I was talking with another guy here at OU about them and he loves them. His set-up at home consists of a bench, Powerblocks and Bodylastics resistance cables. (It was like talking to a sales guy - no offense to sales guys who may be reading this!)



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    Re: Powerblocks

    Quote Originally Posted by CyInSoonerland View Post
    Thanks for the input! I will be purchasing the Sport 9.0 set so that I can upgrade it later.

    I was talking with another guy here at OU about them and he loves them. His set-up at home consists of a bench, Powerblocks and Bodylastics resistance cables. (It was like talking to a sales guy - no offense to sales guys who may be reading this!)
    You could have just said "It was like talking to a Sooner" and we'd have all understood.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    You could have just said "It was like talking to a Sooner" and we'd have all understood.
    So true!!



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