Performance Fitness Systems 5-60 Pound Adjustable Dumbbells With Stand
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The fitness market has seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of adjustable weight dumbbells. More people prefer to work out at home, and choose adjustable dumbbells over fixed free weights primarily because they take up far less storage space.
There are lots of companies that make adjustable dumbbell sets. Each company has their own unique way of adjusting dumbbell weight. Some are easier to adjust than others and some have a safer “feel” in terms of how secure the weight plates feel during lifting.
Performance Fitness Systems makes a wide variety of fitness equipment designed for the home, and they are one of the most widely recognized fitness equipment companies in the United States.
This particular set of weights adjusts from 5 pounds to 60 pounds in 2.5 pound increments. The weights adjust via a lever that is moved by hand. Weight adjustment is very simple with this particular set of weights.
This set of weights comes with a stand, which is feature that you will not find with most other adjustable weight sets.
The weight plates are made of cast iron, so you know that they will last for a long time. Some of the other components are made of plastic, so we can’t be sure that this is a durable set over the long run. The manufacturer offers a one year warranty on the set.
This set of adjustable dumbbells offers a lot of flexibility, so it’s a good choice for a home gym with multiple users of varying fitness levels. With a lower end weight limit of 5 pounds and a higher end one of 50, it can be used by both men and women, and by both beginning and intermediate lifters. This set is also a good choice for people doing circuit training workouts, like P90X, because you can change the weight amounts quickly and easily.
This set of adjustable dumbbells is one of the lowest price sets you will find for such a wide range of weight adjustments, particularly since the stand is included in the price. Most other systems will cost you $50-100 more and you’ll have to spend an additional $150 to get a stand. This is definitely one of the best priced sets on the market.
The low price does, as expected, mean that the weight set is not as durable as some higher priced sets. Users who have purchased this set have reported some complaints. Some users felt that the plastic parts on the weights were extremely flimsy and prone to breakage. In addition some users did not feel that the weights were securely attached during lifting and felt that they were potentially unsafe. Some users also complained that though the weights are advertised to increase in 2.5 pound increments, you would actually have to have the weight unevenly distributed in order to adjust to 2.5 pounds. For an even distribution of weight, you must adjust at five pound increments.
Some users also complained that the weights are sometimes difficult to get back into the weight stand.
All users reported being very happy with the price they paid for the weights. They are significantly less expensive than many other brands, and users who are setting up a home gym on a budget found these weights to be a best buy. You can buy this set for around $329.00.
Because there are so many choices in adjustable weight sets on the market, we recommend that you evaluate several different sets before you buy. There are many different weight ranges to choose from, many different adjustment mechanisms and many different construction materials in adjustable weight sets. In addition, based on the manufacturer, the price and the warranty will vary greatly.
One item to pay particular attention to when evaluating weight sets is the weight ranges available on the set. Some sets adjust as low as 2.5 pounds and some go up to 90 pounds, and can even be expanded beyond that. Before you look at adjustable sets, it’s a good idea to decide what weight range is right for you. A more flexible set is important if you have a wide range of fitness abilities within your users. If you are already an intermediate user, however, you might find that a set with a higher end weight limit will suit your needs better.
You also want to set a budget. Adjustable weight sets come in a wide variety of prices, with a wide variety of warranties. If you work out daily, and can afford it, you may want to go with a more expensive set of weights, since they will likely have a longer warranty and be more durable. This particular set of weights is one of the more affordable ones, but it is important to note that while there were a few complaints about construction; on the whole users were satisfied with this weight set.
You can find Performance Fitness products at a wide variety of online and storefront retailers. The product weighs 150 pounds, so be sure to look for a free shipping option if you buy online.
On the whole, this is a very good adjustable weight set for the home gym, especially if you’re on a budget. The set takes up very little space, so it’s perfect for creating a home gym in a tight spot. It does have a few more plastic parts than some of the higher end sets, so it may not be as durable. It is affordably priced, and comes with its own stand included, which makes it an even better value. As you’re evaluating adjustable weight sets for your home gym, this is a product you really should take a look at.