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Powerblocks Vs. IronMaster from someone who owns BOTH
375 people found this helpful.
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.
Well worth the price
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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.
The standard for adjustable dumbells.
178 people found this helpful.
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.
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Powerblocks are awesome, they have a great grip, I saw alot of review that said the post hit your wrists you have to be BIG for it to interfere with anything, no problems for me, I went back and forth between these and the bow flex 1090, I am very pleased with these, easy to read weight scale on them, very easy and really fast to change weight, very compact design, they don’t get in the way when curling or doing any press motion, the bowflex weights are huge compared to these and didn’t seem as sturdy, felt a little janky compared to the powerblocks. I posted 1 pic with the full 90lb on it compared to the 25 and a 25lb to a 25lb, and they are made in the USA!!!!
32 people found this helpful.
I love these adjustable dumbbells! These are high quality and made in the USA. Before I was introduced to the Powerblocks, I was considering purchasing the Bowflex adjustable dumbbells until I read all of the negative reviews about them braking and plates falling off during workouts. Plus, when I went to look at the Bowflex models at Dick’s they were already broken. These have no mechanical parts and are superior quality when compared to the cheap plastic parts that the Bowflex has to offer. The Powerblocks are easy to switch weights between workouts, especially if you are supersetting two different exercises requiring different weights. The Powerblocks reduce space by replacing over 16 sets of traditional dumbbels. To use them, you will remove the selector pin (just like on a universal machine) and select the weight desired. The dumbbells have colored bars to help identify what weight you need. The handle has two adder weights inside that allows you to increase by 2.5 or 5 lbs. On top of the handle is a chart that tells you what weight you will be using for each color of bar with the adder weight in the handle or without. You reach inside of the weight to use the dumbbells. They fell like a traditional dumbbell even though they look different. The top bars are padded and add stability to your workout. I am really impressed with the Powerblocks and I plan on purchasing the 70 and 90 lbs expansion weights in the future.
Powerblocks – Quick, Safe and Durable (also own Ironmasters)
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This is my second set of adjustable dumbbells and I love both for different reasons. My first set that I bought about 5 years ago and that I still use is Ironmaster. I bought the ironmaster because I felt for the money they would give the best durability and I was right. They are the exact same today as they were 5 years ago (other than some chipped paint). My only issue with the ironmasters is that it does take a little more time to change the weight, which isn’t a huge deal if just dropping or adding 5-10 lbs. but becomes more of an issue if changing by larger increments, for example when switching from arms to chest exercises. I decided to look at buying another set of adjustable dumbbells, but this time focusing more on quick adjustability, but still keeping durability high on the list. After lots of research and reading, I decided to go with the made in the USA metal Powerblock Elites and so far they are exactly what I was looking for. I keep my Ironmasters setup for my heavier lifting and use the Powerblocks for lighter weights, so I only bought the 50lb (per arm) set, but I like that they are expandable, so you can add more weight if wanted. Yes, they rattle a bit when using, but it doesn’t bother me and with the adjustment mechanism, I feel they are very safe and don’t have to worry about weights falling out like you hear from other mfgs. Pros: mechinsim seems very safe, compact in terms of length, quick adjustable in increments of 10, expandable. Cons: enclosed handle may limit their use in some excercises and adjustablabilty in 5 lb or less increments is more time consuming, but the pros far out weight the cons in my opinion.
Quick adjustments, no clutter.
10 people found this helpful.
Absolutely the best adjustables in the market, albeit has a very poorly designed smaller increment adjustment tool!
Let me first start out by saying that the Power blocks are far superior to the Bowflex 552s, 560s, and 1090s. They feel better, they are more durable, and they are less bulky. A lot of people may not like the “cage” design, however i like it because for moves like close grip presses for example, those adjacent handles actually keep your wrists from bending, which might also remind you to not flair your elbows.
Good Product. Easy weight changes. A few small caviats.
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-I am happy with them. The appear to be of very good quality.
Weighing in on these Great Weights
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I was in the market to start building up my own little gym at home to save time, money, and hassle of always going to the gym. Besides..I have been a gym goer for over 10 years now and wanted to switch it up a bit. So I decided I was going to embark on a journey what they call….P90X.