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PowerBlock Elite Dumbbells

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50-70 Pounds Expansion Kit
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  • Expands PowerBlock Elite 50 set from 50 to 70 lbs. per hand
  • Adds 6 additional increments to 50 lb. set
  • 70 lb. set will now replace 22 pairs of dumbbells
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  • ASIN: B00VEAH5SA
  • Item model number: EL-ST2-70-MaParent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (454 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,023 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Style Name: 90-Pounds Dumbbell Set
After years of collecting the old standard hex dumbells, and trying to maintain a home gym in the city in various apartments (usually in the common basement) I found the PowerBlock dumbells. For someone without a dedicated room (with lots of space) for their workout equipment, these are fantastic dumbells. They go up to 85 or 90lbs without the add-on kit, and they are super fast and easy to change the weight. They are pricey, but considering the amount of dumbells they replace, well worth it, for the right user.

After using the PowerBlock setup for a couple years I came across IronMaster, another brand with adjustable dumbells. They go to 75lbs without the add-on kit, and cost a little less than the PowerBlock dumbells. I have BOTH in my home gym now, and I will go over the pros and cons of each for those of you trying to decide on a set up like this.

PowerBlocks:

Pros: Well made, comfortable grip, fast and easy to change the weight in 10lb increments, nice stand included, made in USA, ability to go up to 85-90lbs as is, and 120lbs with add-on. Excellent for exercises where you change weight quickly or frequently. Square dumbells don't roll.

Cons: Funky design with 4 pillars around your hand/wrist. It works, but it makes me nervous at higher weights that if I were to drop them I could somehow catch my wrist in there and hurt myself. Difficult to quickly switch weights in increments smaller than 10lbs. This is a problem for many exercises. Although they are sturdy, and have never given out on me, they rattle and the plates move a little when you use them. Again, they seem sturdy but when doing shoulder or bench press it's a little disconcerting. You need to make sure the magnetic pins are fully inserted and in the right spot or disaster could ensue.
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Style Name: 50-Pounds Dumbbell Set Verified Purchase
As you can see, I don't write reviews unless I really love something. Like most Amazon shoppers, I did a lot of research before buying these. I considered the Bowflex, Universal, and the other classic Powerblock set. This is the newer Powerblock set that you can buy additional weights for if you ever need them, and is priced for less. This set is built very well, and the design is great. I can't imagine a reasonable scenario where they could break. It works simply, with no dialing or moving parts. There's a piece you slide between blocks like you would see on a weight machine. You can change weights as quickly as you can on those machines, just take it out and put it back. Another advantage these have is they can be used as push up bars, so you can do push/pull exercises that you can't do with other adjustable bells. And they are more stable as push up bars than hexagonal dumbells.

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.
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Style Name: 90-Pounds Dumbbell Set
I have owned this set of dumbells since 1998. Changing the resistance from one level to the next is as easy as removing the pins and setting the pins on the next level (by 10 lb increments). If you do workouts requiring finer adjustments, 2.5 or 5 lbs, then the handle has to be separated.

As you do a chest press with 75 lbs, it gets challenging, since the set gets wider. However, aside from that, bent rows, curls, shoulder presses, squats, triceps extensions are easy. Wrist curls are a little cumbersome but manageable.

The finish is relatively durable but over a period of 5 years, the enamel does chip off. However, it is not rusting, even after 10 years.

The handles are padded and comfortable.

These are not resistant to damage when dropped so you need complete control with these weights.

Given the modular design, it fits in a space of 2 shoeboxes.

I highly recommend this set. It WILL be the last set of dumbells you EVER buy again.
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Style Name: 70-Pounds Dumbbell Set Verified Purchase
Very stable, easy to adjust weights, and the flat ends make it easy to rest on your thighs and then kick up into position. Once you get the hang of it, adjusting the in-handle weights take 5-10 seconds for the pair. One really neat thing is that the PowerBlocks are actually shorter than the hex dumbbells at the same weight. The rubber-coated handle in the middle is very easy to grip, and the bars at the top are padded.

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!
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