My Review of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

Bowflex Selecttech 552 weightsBowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells can intensify the effectiveness of your strength training. These dumbbells add versatility to your workout because each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds. These dumbbells are even ideal for those beginning strength training, because these adjust in 2.5 pound increments up to the first 25 pounds. Because these dumbbells offer increased flexibility, you can shift from one exercise to the next without having to switch to another set of dumbbells. Due to the unique and innovative design, you can have 15 sets of weights built into one!

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells use a dial system that allows you to change to the weight settings. This set of dumbbells is great for those completing the P90X or a routine that requires you to switch weights quickly. The turn dial makes the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells easier to use than the Power Block dumbbells. The design is user friendly as well as substantial.

One minor concern with the Bowflex Select Tech dumbbells is the length. However, this issue only impacts a very small fraction of exercises. Concentration curls in which both hands are moving simultaneously are a bit difficult because of the dumbbell length. Because of the length, it is easier to perform concentration curls if the hands are alternating. However, this is very minor, considering the construction and performance of the Bowflex Select Tech dumbbells. At first I was a bit nervous about weights falling off, but the Bowflex weights seem more durable than Power Block weights. The Power Block weights rely on the use of a magnetic pin to hold them in place.

Also the construction of the Bowflex SelectTech is ergonomic and it more comfortable for your hands to grasp than thicker dumbbells.

In addition to enhancing your workout, these dumbbells are ideal for people who do not wish to deal with the added clutter of 15 sets of weights. In one set of weights, you have an entire rack of dumbbells easily within your reach.

Also, you can buy in confidence, because Bowflex offers a 2 year warranty on the weights and plates.

Overall, I am very much satisfied with the Bowflex Select Tech weights. I would recommend this set of dumbbells to others like smartmonkeyfitness.com does looking for versatility in their strength training.

The Stairmaster Twistlock Adjustable Dumbbells Review

Stairmaster TwistlockToday I’m going to write up a quick review of Stairmaster Twistlock Adjustable Dumbbells, which are one of the best options for adjustable dumbbells and those looking to work out, get fit, and get strong within the comfort and privacy of their own home. The dumbbells start at five pounds and go up, providing users with a range of weights and exercises that otherwise would require them to have an entire set of weights. The patented Twistlock technology provides for quick and easy weight adjustments with just a twist. In addition, the Stairmaster Twistlock Adjustable Dumbbells are easy to store and are extremely space conscious. They are the perfect product for someone looking to get a good workout at home without equipment utilizing all the space in the house.

The Stairmaster Twistlock come with many positive qualities. For one, the user never has to remove their hands from the dumbbells to change the weight. Twistlock technology allows them to change the weight by simply docking the dumbbell and twisting. That means no putting down the weight, searching for additional weight and putting the dumbbell back together, and in general wasting time that could be spent working out. Now adding or subtracting weight is easy and smooth and much more user friendly. It’s also safe, with weight only being able to be adjusted when the handle is in the cradle. The dumbbells are very simple to use with each weight clearly marked. All the user has to do is check the easy to see weight selection window to see the weight being utilized at the time. The handle has contoured, soft grip handles and sits easily in the hanging holder making the dumbbells comfortable to use and to store. The dumbbells are made so they are not too long or short, but just the right size for a variety of exercises for any user.

There are a few drawbacks to the Stairmaster Twistlock Adjustable Dumbbells. For one, there have been issues with longevity of use. The dumbbells seem to wear out quickly and experience a lot of wear and tear. Things such as cracks in both the handles and the weights have seemed to be a challenge. Other issues have included weights that have slipped off the end of the dumbbells and cracking when they hit the floor.

Overall the Stairmaster Twistlock Dumbbells are a great choice for anyone looking to get in shape and increase in strength in the privacy of their own home. The dumbbells have a good length, are easy to add or subtract weight, and have soft grip handles for comfort and ease in use. While other products that are comparable, such as the PowerBlock weights or the BowFlex, none can really compare to the Stairmaster Twistlock Dumbbells in length, ease of use, or range of weight. For the price, the Twistlock technology, and the quality there is simply no comparison.