Adjustable weight dumbells.

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  1. Dorn

    Dorn New Member

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    How are these? I was thinking about picking some up just to do some exercises on between days. What ones are good, what should I be looking for?
     
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    pass on them - they are never good quality and for the price you could buy a bunch of other shit.
     
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    The only "adjustable" DBs I have are two olympic DB handles and a bunch of 10lb plates (got them at a good discount price). It takes up some time to change it out but I don't mind. By the time I finish switching the weight my rest period would almost be up anyways. (mine can fit 6 10's per side with a little extra space beyond the collars which equals 132.5lb per DB).
     
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    Power blocks are good quality. But as said above, pricey. Especially if you already have a gym membership.
     
  5. Skeletor

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    I have some "standard" plate DB's that can fit up to 5 (if not five then four at the least) 10 lb plates on each side. The place where you put weight is threaded like a huge bold, and there's a large nut to screw on it to secure the weights in place. I don't like the fact that they chromed both that and the barbell that came with the set, because every time I screw on these things to secure the weight, it chips off little flakes of chrome all up on my floor and shit... I once got a piece embedded in my foot, now I'm more careful.

    Anyway, they were not expensive and standard size 10lb plates are like two or three bucks a pop at sportmart. Cheaper and just as effective, aside for the obnoxious chroming problem. Also you can adjust weight and such pretty fast.
     
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    I just got some powerblocks, there great. But I bought mine used for a good price...but new there pretty expensive
     
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    P.O.S... if ur talking about the ones with a 52.5lb max... ur still gonna need a gym with bigger dumbbells when ur DB bench, bentover rows, etc. get better. thought about getting em actually (then thought about that). theres other things worth the money.
     
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    u talkin to me? Mine go up to 85 lbs and expandable to 125 lbs. I think thats adequate enough for me...
     
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    yeah, the bowflex version or whatever that go up to 52.5 lbs suck. too much money for too little weight. powerblocks are awesome. I used them a few summers ago.
     
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    The Elites are 349.00 for a pair. I don't know if you people shop around or not but they are cheaper than buy regular cast iron dumbbells and i can slide them under the bed. They took some getting used to but i love them. :bowdown:
     
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    I recently bought a set of the Powerblock Elites (up to 50lbs), and when some more $$ is freed up, will expand to 90lbs, then to 130lbs. For the time being, they do the job well, are balanced nicely and are incredibly convenient.

    With a power rack, pulldown/low pulley station and the PBlocks, I can get a damn good workout in. Just need a hack/leg press station and I'm set.

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    now that is a set up. attn: all home gym people. buy this set up - that is all you need.
     
  13. BlaXXXima

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    Thanks :big grin:

    And it cost me all of $1500 CDN. Best of all - the rack is 7"+ tall, so I can fully hang from it.

    - Power rack (custom made with 1.5" holes / racks, not the standard 1")
    - Plate-loaded pulldown machine
    - Inc/Flat/Dec bench
    - 300lb Olympic set (want another couple of 45's)
    - V-bar, W-bar, long bar, single handle. Soon to come - rope.
    - Powerblock D-bells (currently up to 50, 90/130 to come).
    - couple of foam mats ($20/WalMart)
    - some bands (free, my wife had them lying around)
    - Ab underarm supports (not shown) - greatest ab invention ever for hanging leg raises - see black rack, under bike
    - plate rack

    Next up:
    Atlantis Hack/calf raise sled.

    I can do pretty much every body part HARD and don't have to pay some gym for the privilege of working out there. And I get to keep this forever :big grin:
     
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