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Bundle includes PowerBlock Elite 70-Pound Dumbbells (pair) and PowerBlock Large Column Stand (Silver)
Each dumbbell has a weight range of 5-70lbs; replaces 22 pairs of dumbbells
Stand can hold weights up to 130lbs in each hand (260lbs total); it has a foot print of 18″ x 22″ and a height of 28″
Items may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
This is 5 stars but I have to take half a stat away because one of mt weights was missing 3 of the color coded tabs where the pin goes. But I have contacted the seller and they are going to get that taken care of. Oh and I recommend getting the stand.
Overhead, incline, and flat bench presses are very stable. The shorter length allows the weights to come closer together at the top of the contraction without clanging together. Control and stability on the up and down movements is excellent. The plate sections do not wobble or rattle. Bicep curls are great, and 1-arm rows are just awesome! I already maxed the 70lb set for those and could do more (maybe the expansion set needs to be ordered?!).
There is only one minor issue: While the weights can be adjusted in 2.5 lb increments using the in-handle weights, there are 5 lb gaps in the sequence every 10 lbs, so that you have to go from 20 lbs to 25 lbs, 40 lbs to 45 lbs, etc. The simple solution if you need those in-between weights is to get a pair of 2 lb wrist weights (which I have).
For anyone without any dumbbells, this is a no-brainer purchase. I already had 5 lbs – 30 lbs hex dumbbells, and this was still a great purchase. I use the hex weights for anything up to 30 lbs (generally only shoulder flys or drop sets) and the PowerBlocks for over 30 lbs (everything else). I looked at Iron Master and Core Fitness, but decided on PowerBlocks after getting feedback from friends at BodyBuilding.com. No regrets!
January 3, 2014
I can’t stress the durability aspect of these enough. There’s just nothing on here that can easily break due to the strong materials and smart simple design. You can change weight amounts on both bells in literally about 6 seconds, without multiple dials to turn. With less weight, they are smaller, with more weight they get bigger, unlike other designs that basically remain the same size no matter if you’re lifting 10 or 50 lbs. I fully expect my 2 year old son to be using these in high school. They are made in America and carry a 10 year warranty. If you are in the $300 budget range and are looking for a set that is durable, easily adjustable, and versatile, I highly recommend these.
January 6, 2016
– quick adjustment
– good grip
– stays small on lower weights
– made in the USA
– rattles when using so wa a it concerned during bench presses but I’ve gotten use to now
– hands feel a bit contained in the cage. Especially if hands bigger
I needed free weights that wouldn’t cluster my workout area and cost me a lot of money. These did the job perfectly. Takes little space and much cheaper then buying a dumbbell set for the same weight range. I also love this elite set for its expansion capability as I’m sure I’ll be adding weight as I go along.
I was reviewing these against the bow flex select system but choose these as they were highly recommended by the body building community and there were less complaints around quality. Also important, these retain a small footprint when lower weight is selected. The bow flex are the same width (long) all the time making some exercises awkward.
All in all, highly recommend these for anyone wanting an adjustable set of Dumbbells.