Powerblocks Dumbbells Review

by Kilo on July 27, 2011

I haven’t used these so I’m not going to weigh in on the Powerblocks review shown above. I will say that he gets it a few digs at the Bowflex and Gold’s Gym adjustable dumbbells. I haven’t used those either, so again, no comment from the peanut gallery (me) there.

He also mentions P90X a couple of times, and Powerblocks are apparently the way to go if you need to switch weights on the fly while diving and leaping and twirling around your living room as Tony Horton shouts at you.

On that note, I have tried P90X, and it’s challenging.

Have any of you guys used these? I see sets online ranging from the mid $270s up to $300. I have no problem shelling out that kind of money for decent gym equipment, particularly since I train alone.

But for someone who needed the gym atmosphere for any reason, $300 will get you a long way into a gym membership where I live.

Thoughts?

K.

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Logan Christopher July 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I heard they have a version that goes up pretty high in weight. I wouldn’t mind using them if they felt good. But then my friend said, “Yeah but you can’t drop them.” So that helped to dissuade me as I like to be rough with the iron.

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Kilo July 28, 2011 at 10:44 am

Yeah, I can see that. I wouldn’t want to be dropping my $300 lifting squares.

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Patrick Tracy August 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm

They appear to be a little fragile, though the system looks interesting. It would seem that, as the weights got heavier, it would be more and more difficult to baby them. As I’m not doing anything where I need to quickly change weights, it’s not a big concern. For home use, it would seem that the good ‘ole barbell would be far more cost effective.

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