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Frontline 04-11-2005 06:55 PM

Powerblocks
 
I am looking into getting some new dumbbells for home and can't decide whether to just go all out and get a complete set or get something like powerblocks. The nice thing about them is that they take up alot less space. If you don't know what I'm talking about then go to the Powerblock website. They are fairly expensive, but also cheaper than getting individual sets of hex bells.

I have some probells for just the small exercises that go to 30 and basically don't get any use anymore because they are so light. Powerblocks however are n't really in the dumbell shape but more of a box so I am wondering exactly how they feel.

Anyone have any positive/negative views on them before I go out and start looking more seriously at them?

Dr X 04-11-2005 07:08 PM

I've seen those and although the concept is cool and yes i'm sure they take up less space if you just have straight dumbells you don't have to change the weight. I know changing the weight around can get old quick for the serious lifter. My opinion.

mojoclemson 04-11-2005 07:13 PM

hmm
 
Well I just started working at play it again sports, and they sell i believe a bowflex brand like those, except they arent cubes like those are. These are more rounded and extremely easy to change the weights. I think they run around $400 for 2 of them that run around from 5-55 lbs???

Frontline 04-11-2005 07:32 PM

Ya I've seen the Bowflex ones, the only problem is that 55 lbs ain't going to cut it. I just found these Ironmaster Adjustables that go up to 120 and more like a normal looking dumbell for alot less. Going to be check up on these ones also.

I get where your coming from Dr. X but I am looking at this from price/conveinance factor. Being that I will probably be moving alot into small apartments over the next few years I kind of planning ahead. Changing the weight really isn't an issue with them either as it takes like 5 secs on the stand.

hrdgain81 04-12-2005 05:23 AM

I know this is a little off topic, and isnt exactly an answer to your question sleazy. But I had a decent wieght room set up in my house before i moved. And all it did was lead to over training. I'd get bored, and say oh hell i'll go hit the wieghts.

I have a small set of dumbells (go from 5 - 45lbs) in my apartment now, i had to take them apart and put them under other stuff so I wouldnt take them out.

I lift at the gym, and thats it. I rest when i'm home.

Dr X 04-12-2005 11:40 AM

I get where your coming from Dr. X but I am looking at this from price/conveinance factor. Being that I will probably be moving alot into small apartments over the next few years I kind of planning ahead. Changing the weight really isn't an issue with them either as it takes like 5 secs on the stand.[/QUOTE]

You have pretty much answered your own question. If it's a convenience issue with less space then this may be the way to go.
I have to agree with hardgain tho. I just can't train at home. I need a gym but your moving around so it sounds like this will work for you.


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