Looking for Weights? Check out Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells
If you are one who loves the convenience and comfort of working out at home, the Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells are a product you may want to consider. The claim is that these weights allow you to have gym quality workouts in the privacy of your own home.
The Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbell:
Bowflex SelectTech weights are not your typical set of adjustable dumbbells where a significant amount of time is spent screwing weight plates off and on. It is a selectorized dumbbell system (system in which remaining weight is left on the floor or plate when you pick up selected amount of weight) where the weight is adjusted by turning a dial to the desired weight. There are two systems available, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 and the Bowflex SelectTech 1090.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 System:
The 552 model ranges in weight from 5-52.5 lbs. and can be adjusted in 2.5 lb. increments for the first 25 lbs., then 5 lbs from 25-50 lbs. This model replaces 15 sets of standard dumbbells. Estimated price: $399, but usually you can find it for much less. Average rating is around 4.5 out of 5 stars and it is the top rated system on amazon.com and buzzillions.com
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 System:
The 1090 model ranges in weight from 10-90 lbs. and can be adjusted in 5 lb. increments. This set replaces 17 pairs of dumbbells, and is best for those interested in serious weight training. Estimated price: $599. Consumers also recommend buying the stand with this set ($149), as it can become difficult to lift these weights from off the floor when at their highest poundage. Average rating is around 4.5 stars out of 5.
What Is So Great About SelectTech Dumbbells?
1. Totally Space Efficient: SelectTech dumbbells replace multiple standard dumbbell sets.
2. Easy to Use: By simply turning a dial, weight can be adjusted in seconds.
3. 6 week Money Back Guarantee: Workout with the Bowflex SelectTech System for up to 6 week, and if you’re not fully satisfied, you can get a full refund, minus the shipping and handling.
4. Total Body Results: SelectTech dumbbells provide a great workout for legs, back, chest, arms, abdominals, and shoulders.
5. 2 Year Limited Warranty on all parts. (5 years on weight plates, 1 year for labor)
6. Special Bonus DVD: Instructions on how to get the most out of your workout with 30 different exercises and more than 80 variations.
7. Great for Use with the P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Program, where many different weights are used with a limited time in between exercises.
*Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells are consistently one of the highest rated dumbbells on user review sites and has even earned recommendations from several fitness publications.
What Consumers are saying about Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells:
• Adjustable dial system quick and easy to use
• No time wasted pulling weights on and off
• 2 year limited warranty (5 years on weights, 1 year for labor)
• Targets Muscles
• Great with P90X Program
• Somewhat awkward to lift on some exercises
• Internal plastic pieces can break if dumbbell is dropped
• Warranty limited when weight is dropped from specified height
Where Can I Buy Bowflex SelectTech Weights?
Wal-Mart, Amazon.com (usually can get free shipping here too), Ebay, Bowflex Treadclimber, Bowflex SelectTech, and hayneedle.com.
Consumersearch.com. (Updated Jan. 2010). Dumbbells: Full Report. Retrieved on Nov. 28, 2011 from http://www.consumersearch.com/dumbbells/adjustable-dumbbells
Bowflex: Retrieved on Nov. 28, 2011 from http://www.bowflexselecttech.com/bowflex_selecttech_us/homepage.jsp
Reviews retrieved on Nov. 28, 2011 from http://www.amazon.com/