PowerBlock Elite 90 Adjustable 5-90 Pound Dumbbell Set
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Working out at home has become the most popular way to get fit. Gym memberships are expensive, and can be hard to schedule into the other activities in your life. And, many of us find that when we go to the gym, we use the same few pieces of equipment over and over. So, in the long run, it actually saves money and time to just have those pieces of equipment at home. By investing a little money up front in the equipment that you know you will use, you can work out at home for years.
One of the most important pieces of gym equipment for the home gym is a set of free weights. Everyone needs strength training in addition to cardiovascular work in order to tone and build muscle. But, most of us don’t have a lot of space in our home gyms. This makes choosing adjustable weight sets a great investment because they give you a lot of weights, but take up far less space than fixed weight dumbbells.
PowerBlock makes some of the best and most popular adjustable weights for the home gym. PowerBlock Fitness was founded in 1991 by Greg Olson and Carl Towley, both of whom had years of experience in the fitness equipment industry. They came up with the idea of the PowerBlock system as a way to avoid the storage problem that is inherent with traditional fixed weight systems. These weights look a little odd, and will remind you of a weight stack from a big fitness machine you’d find at the gym.
But, their odd look aside, these weights give you all the advantages of working with free weights, but fit in a very small storage area. The entire set measures just 16x6x6”. They are very well balanced, and made from very durable materials. In particular they are noted for how easily the weight selection mechanism works. You simply move a pin, much like you would on a large weight machine in a gym, to select that amount you’re lifting with the PowerBlock.
This particular set of PowerBlocks adjusts from 5 pounds to 90 pounds, in increments of five pounds, so this set replaces twenty eight different free weights. This is PowerBlock’s largest set of weights. Essentially, when you buy this set, you should never need to add to it, or buy more weights again.
This is a very high end set of weights. It’s designed to be easy and comfortable to use. The hand grips are padded to make lifting more comfortable. It is fairly quick and easy to move the pin to adjust the amount of weight you want to lift.
PowerBlock has done a great job of creating a weight set that is incredibly durable, versatile and functional and putting it all in a design that takes up a fraction of the space that the same functionality in free weights would require. The PowerBlock set of weights now seem to be the standard that other adjustable weight sets are measured against. Weight sets from PowerBlock come with a ten year warranty, which is one of the best in the business.
This is a great set of weights for your home gym if your plan is to purchase a set once and then be done with it. These weights will suit everyone except the most serious power lifter, who wants to lift hundreds of pounds at a time. This set of PowerBlocks is expandable, however, to 130 pounds per hand by purchasing the 8-11 Elite Big Block kit.
This is also a great set of weights for the person who does circuit training workouts, like P90X. To keep pace with the P90X workout, you have to change weights fairly frequently, and fairly quickly. The pin mechanism on the PowerBlock weights makes this quick change fairly simple.
This is a pricey set of weights by almost anyone’s standards. It costs nearly $700. And, it weighs 184, so be certain to look for a free shipping option if you choose to buy online. However, it is a great set of weights that will suit a wide variety of lifting abilities and exercises. It’s also one of the best choices in weights for small home gyms because it takes up so little space. We do recommend that you purchase the stand for these weights, so that you don’t have to lift and adjust them from the floor. The stand sells for about $150.
Users who have purchased these weights give them overwhelmingly positive rankings. They report that they are easy to adjust, durable and very space saving. The only downside reported is that they get a little bit long at the higher weights, because so many plates are attached. This makes them slightly cumbersome for some users. Some also reported that the enamel had slightly chipped off some of the weight plates after several years, but that there had been no issues with rust.
However, most users reported that, though the price was high, they believed that they would never have to buy weights for their home gym again.
You can certainly find weights priced lower than these. However, if you’re serious about buying a set of weights that can challenge you for a long time and that fit in a very small amount of space; these weights are a very good choice. PowerBlock Fitness has been around for a long time, so you know that you’re getting a solid weight set made by a solid company and backed by an extremely good warranty. For many people who want a truly complete home gym, this is a great purchase because it essentially means that you may never have to purchase weights again. At the same time, you do have the option of adding weights to this set if the day comes that you need even more of a challenge for your workouts. All in all, this is a purchase you’re likely to be very happy you made.