PowerBlock Elite Dumbbells
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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.Please refer user manual attached below for instructions and troubleshooting steps
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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.
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.Read more ›
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!
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.
How much weight do I need? The classic question, with one answer: more than you think. #50/dumbbell is reasonable (#100 for the set) for only those doing cardio, HIIT, interval training and circuits, or women who want aerobic fitness and firmness. I cannot imagine less than #50/dumbbell for anyone (even though PB and others sell lesser sets). Your future resale, should you choose to resell your equipment, on #50 sets is decent, on #70-#90 per dumbbell is better (men and women use those weights) and for sets under #50, very poor (people find them too restrictive for weights, and they are inexpensive enough that a new owner can afford them new, with warranty). Men will want at least #70/dumbbell for one-arm rows, deadlifts, decline and flat bench presses, dumbbell squats, etc. The #70 size will leave some lower selector pin locations in the handle unused, and one will likely have a penchant to use them; the add-on #90/dumbbell kit at Powerblock is, as of this writing, about one hundred and forty bucks, shipped.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great dumbells on their own. Would give it more stars, except unfortunately Powerblock has discontinued both the straightbar and the ez curl extensions that are compatible with... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by W. Hsu
These things are amazing. They allow you to replace an entire wall of dumbbells. One thing that is a bit shaky, but not enough to knock off a star, is the plastic piece used to... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Aaron Daugherty
Takes a bit of getting used to, but not much. I love these dumbells! Always wanted a pair and they're all I thought they would be. No downside.Published 7 days ago by Mr. Olympia
I recently acquired an older version of these Elites so my review is based around functionality and impressions of the Powerblock design as opposed to current quality level... Read morePublished 8 days ago by We Buy Too Much
These have been awesome! Sturdy design and easy to use. Highly recommend!Published 10 days ago by Preston
Purchased as a gift for my husband. He's been eyeing them for years. I've seen them at a local store but this price and free shipping was amazing! Read morePublished 14 days ago by Brandy G
A bit strange in shape and somewhat difficult if you use them on carpet, but does the job and saves space.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great weights, made in USA. Takes up way less space than a whole dumbell set, and easier to change weight than the standard screw on dumbells. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Hank Gottsch