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- Two 50 lb. adjustable dumbbells with storage trays
- Heavy-duty chrome plated steel construction
- Eliminates the need for multiple dumbbells
- Compact and easy to use design saves space and time
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The heavy duty chrome plated steel construction makes these dumbbells long lasting and easy to use. XMark adjustable dumbbells eliminate the need for multiple dumbbells. Simply adjust the weights by simply moving the adjustment knob to the desired weight. It’s one of the most flexible strength training options available with its unique slide adjustment system. XMark Adjustable Dumbbells are affordable at just a fraction of the cost of traditional dumbbells. Their compact, easy to use design saves space and time. XMark dumbbells are ideal for shaping your arms, chest, shoulders, back, abs and legs. Perform everything from bicep curls and shoulder presses to lunges and squats and much more. Sculpt, build and enhance your body with XMark, the mark of excellence.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 19 x 11 x 11 inches; 102 Pounds
- Item model number : XM-3307-2
- Date First Available : April 29, 2010
- Manufacturer : XMark Fitness
- ASIN : B003JVIDVU
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- #1,575 in Exercise & Fitness Dumbbells
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I have also been using Bowflex SelectTech since 2009 when I started doing P90X, so I know both of them intimately.
in 2015 I built a workout room in my house where I like to try to convince my friends to come work out with me. I don't like having extra dumbbells laying around, so I have the Xmark set for my buddies to use so I can save space.
Overall I find the xmark dumbbells are not as good as the SelectTech - and here's why:
Bowflex: The knob on the bowflex model is much easier to use to select the weight you want, and I've never had a weight plate fall out.
Xmark: It's more difficult to use the weight selector, feels less secure, and I've had the weight plates fall out (only while lifting it off the base though, not while working out)
Bowflex has: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 52.5 pounds
Xmark has: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50
^The extra options go a big way for tricep exercises and when you are doing supersets.
Bowflex: The rubber grip of the bowflex is more comfortable, and the plastic coating on the weights make the weights slide in and out of the handle & base like butter.
Xmark: The metal plates seem to resist sliding easily into the base, and the materials of the handle and base seem lower quality.
Bowflex: You can buy an optional stand for the SelectTech which brings the weights up to waist level. This is great for picking up and putting down heavy weights.
Xmark: No option to buy abase for the Xmark.
Bowflex: You pay more for Bowflex, and if you are buying the stand as well, you'll be paying almost double.
Xmark: Cheaper to buy, and you have the option of just buying 1 instead of a pair (not sure why you would just buy one.)
If you are buying a spare set for a buddy, go with the Xmark to save money.
If you are buying a primary set for yourself, spend the extra money and get the Bowflex SelectTech.
I originally looked at a few different weight sets. While looking I considered the following factors: Durability, convenience, versatility and space saving.
Durability: The majority of this weight set is made out of metal, mostly the important parts: the weights and weight adjustment part. The handle is a durable solid plastic and the other plastic parts are mostly just for show. Overall this weight set is durable and sturdy. This is a primary reason I selected this set, it seems like it'd be able to stand the test of time.
Convenience: The weight set comes with it's own cradle. The cradle is just plastic, but it works. The real nice part is the easy adjustment. It's just a quick turn of a handle and slide to the weight you want and slide back. Super simple. Doing P90X I need to go sometimes from 20's to 50's then back to 20's quickly. Simple place it on the cradle, move the slide and off you go. Great feature.
Versatility: Here is unfortunately where it comes up a little short. The max weight for each dumbbell is 50 LBS and it only moves in 10 LBS increments. So making the jump from 20's to 30's can be really rough, if it had 5 LBS adjustments instead of 10's it'd be better for lifting, but you can just simply add more reps until you're ready for the 10 so overall it's not a bad deal.
Space saving: As mentioned above I needed 3 adjustable sets and they still couldn't do all the weights this one could. I'd need a ton of space if I were to use traditional hex weights or even adjustables. Great feature.
Now with all the great things being said, time to move into my biggest complaint.
Although the design is neat looking, they are a bit bulky. The one issue comes is sometimes I must adjust my body positioning as not to hit myself with the weights as they are extremely wide (in order to fit up all the adjusted weights. When you compare it to a dumbbell loaded with 50 LBS though, the bulk isn't too much more. Overall, while it sometimes gets in the way it's still a great set.
Final recommendation: I would highly recommend this weight set over the higher priced and less durable Bowflex. I haven't tried others but I've read enough about bowflex to know they're build not to last. These weights are a good set. They are worth the money!
Update: 1/8/11: The weights are still going strong with no signs of slowing down. I use them three times a week for about an hour, so they get plenty of wear and tear.
Update: 4/26/11: The weights are still in excellent shape. No oil, no upkeep, just solid workin' out.
Update: 3/1/14: The cradle for one of the weights has chipped from usage and the weights will sometimes fall over or off the cradle. The company wants $25 (with shipping) for one replacement or $50 (with shipping) for two replacement. A little hefty of a price, especially since this review helped sell a bunch of them over the years. It's still a good product and I have no complaints other than the cradle finally chipping and the hefty replacement fee. I'll see if I can find a way to fix it myself before spending $25 on a replacement.
For smaller people the 10 lb increments can be a real challenge. I recommend using a lower weight until you can do many more reps then you need to. Then switch to a higher weight and don't expect the same amount of reps. One of the adjustment levers is sticking from 10lbs (no weight) to 20lbs (one weight on each side). I hope this goes away although I don't do 10lb very often.
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While at first glance these seem quite expensive they are in fact quite comparable to other adjustable dumbbells. I found that when compared to the cost of buying the same weights as regular dumbbells these were much cheaper too.
These weights adjust in increments of 10lbs which some may find too great a gap but personally I had no problem with it.
The size of one dumbbell is comparable to a 50lb one you would find at the gym.
The locking mechanism appears to be very secure and I have no fear that one of the plates will come out and hit me mid-exercise.
The plates are metal, handle is metal, tough hard plastic and metal are used for locking.
The base that the dumbbells sit in is plastic and a little less sturdy then I would have liked but if you are careful I don't think you'll have any problems. Note that when not in use the dumbbells are meant to sit in the base and when in use plates that you are not using will be left in the base.
I should also say that if you are looking for fast switching from one weight setting to another (20lbs to 30lbs quickly) adjustable weights in general are probably not for you. While switching is certainly not slow or difficult some may find that they prefer the near instant switch that regular dumbbells provide.
The Bad: The plastic holding devices (or whatever) have small pieces of plastic that stick up between the weights to hold them in place. Some of mine have been bent and broken. This may very well be my own manliness putting them down to harshly.
The only other bad thing is if the weights are not in all the way, which can be hard to tell sometimes, the adjusting system can be difficult to move.
I highly recommend them.