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PowerBlock Elite Dumbbells

Amazon Price: N/A $129.99 (as of August 21, 2017 4:48 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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  • Item model number: EL-ST2-70-MaParent

Customer Reviews

Well worth the price

125 people found this helpful.
 on March 28, 2015
By John Pratt
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.

Powerblock or Bowflex

51 people found this helpful.
 on March 2, 2017
By Derron Griffin
These are great weights. I have worked out all my life. I played football in highschool and college and was always in the weight room. I own the bow flex adjustable weights. I liked them at first. After having them for a few months I started experiencing pain in my right elbow. (Tennis elbow) I’m 38 so I assumed it was an old age thing. Took some months off to get better. When I stared back My wife started back working out with me. She too has has a long history of being into fitness. After a couple of months I ended up with the same pain in my other elbow and she developed tennis elbow too. The bow flex weights are longer than regular dumbells. This may contribute to this. (Also makes it difficult to perform certain lifts) The power blocks are compact, balanced and feel great! Adjusting them is much better and faster than the bow flex. Just pull the pin out and slap it in. Without getting too specific take my word the changing process More functional. I feel more tension in muscles during my workout. And the cage can assist so you don’t have to grip so hard when using heavy weight on certain lifts. Such as rear and side delt raises. So the focus is more on the muscle you are working and not the forearm. I shop on amazon a lot. I never do reviews. I had to on this! Best purchase I have ever made. Power blocks are amazing. I get a weight room type workout at home. 90 pounds worth of dumbells! And no injuries. So if you are trying to decide between bowflex and Powerblock. I hope this helps.

The standard for adjustable dumbells.

200 people found this helpful.
 on January 3, 2014
By JRG323
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.

Best adjustable; way better than I even expected!

3 people found this helpful.
 on January 17, 2017
By Robert Garrett
Perfect product! These weights are easy and safe to use. I spent a lot of time (as in, over a year comparing) shopping for adjustable dumbbells, but was very concerned about durability and safety. I didn’t want any plastic spindles that might break on a product that’s priced at hundreds of dollars. These PowerBlocks are so beautifully engineered and designed that I feel very comfortable and confident that they will not break. I am also very happy with the design, in that the weight is distributed very close the the center of mass, so I don’t have enormous spindles restricting my range of movement. They are easy to adjust, perfectly balanced, durable, and very easy to get used to. Don’t be worried about the handle inside the housing; it’s actually very comfortable and easy to access. If I had considered these carefully earlier, I never would have wasted so much time looking at other options. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Love these things!

8 people found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2015
By barton4u
These things are worth it. I have been going back and forth for about 2 years as to get these or not. Finally, I got sick of having 20 different dumbbells in the garage so I purchased these. They’re quick to change, you can go up in weights to an ungodly amount, and they feel good when you’re lifting them. I got the 70pd dumbbells and have used them extensively for not owning them that long.

Awesome product!

37 people found this helpful.
 on March 22, 2016
By Tim and Sarah Davis
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.


4 people found this helpful.
 on July 9, 2015
By Rob
After researching for almost two years, on whether or not to buy these or the Bowflex select tech, I finally decided on these, and let’s just say that I was not disappointed! From all the reading I did and YouTube videos I watched, it seemed that most gave the nod to the PowerBlocks. The general consensus on all the reviews I saw was that Bowflex had the edge on switching between weight, while most gave the nod to powerblocks on price, weight distribution, and the fact that they are expandable to you can always add weight in the future by buying an expansion kit.

Surprisingly comfortable and easy to use

One person found this helpful.
 on August 27, 2016
By MS-3
These look, well, blocky, and uncomfortable to use — but surprisingly, they’re not! Like many others, I was deciding between these and the similarly rated Bowflex set. I was convinced to choose these based on 1) a few concerning reviews saying the Bowflex sometimes failed or broke, and 2) the solid, simple construction and mechanism.

Built to last and easy to change weight selection

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 15, 2017
By Paul B
I shopped around for selectable dumbbells and everything I read pointed to the power block. They arrived in two separate boxes and shipped really fast. They are solid, selectable, and relatively quick to change in ten pound increments (5 would be better). I’m not sure I like the cylinder weights in the handles, which are 2.5 lbs each. If you want to drop or add weight in 2.5 or 5 pound increments then you have to pull out or add the metal cylinders every other weight change. The closed/open switch you can see on top of the handle allows the metal 2.5 lb rods to slide out of the handle.. and they will slide right out onto a toe if your not holding them perfectly level. However I love the fact the same weights can be expanded to 90 pounds. The non-traditional dumbbell shape can take a little getting used to but if you ever do push-ups with a dumbbells then they are superior as they certainly won’t roll. The one exercise I can’t perform with these are dumbbell halos but I can live wit that. My next purchase will be the weight table or some type of platform for these as changing the weight selection from the floor is a bit more difficult than I expected. The table is certainly needed if expanding the set past 50 lbs each.

Great for saving space

24 people found this helpful.
 on March 14, 2014
By Katesy
My husband and I use these to do workouts together, along with a set of a few dumbbells that aren’t adjustable. They can be used as dumbbells or kettle bells. I think they are easier to use as a replacement kettle bell than a traditional dumbbell because there are more handles for your hands to grab, instead of trying to fit both hands on the one small bar of a dumbbell. There are a few reasons I didn’t give five stars: