These particular Bowflex dumbbells have gained lots of popularity in recent years ever since the creation of popular home workouts like P90X and others. These provide a great solution and are easy to switch between weights when needed. Bowflex has been a major player in home fitness equipment for many years now and has produced many high quality pieces of equipment. In fact, I still have one of the original Bowflex Motivator machines that I purchased in the year 2000. It has provided me with many great workouts and is still just as good as it ever was. Of course, the rods have lost some of there strength but it still a great machine.
They have taken what they have learned from the success of their power rods and other home fitness equipment and have designed a great solution for those who still prefer to use free weights. After all, free weights still provide the best way to build muscle and allow you to work every part of your body. This dumbbell system features 52.5 pounds of weight per dumbbell and is sufficient for most home exercisers.
I have used these and can tell you a few things I like about them and a few things I don’t like.
Things I like about this dumbbell set
They are easy to use
Making your workout easier and less time consuming is the whole idea of these and they do the job quite well. They are extremely easy to adjust the weight on since you simply set them in the base, turn the dials and pick them back up. Much easier than the old days of screw on dumbbells that required putting plates on and taking them back off.
The handles on these are ergonomic and feel natural and comfortable in the hands.
They look good
There is something about the red and black color that Bowflex uses that I like and it just simply looks good sitting in you home workout area. I know this doesn’t mean much for the use of the dumbbells but you don’t want a bunch of cheap looking junk in your gym either.
Things I DON’T like about this dumbbell set
These are way to long in my opinion and it makes it very difficult to do certain exercises like dumbbell curls. These things are 16 inches wide whether you are doing 10 pounds or 52.5 pounds. Many people complain about this.
Overall, I think this is a great choice for anyone looking for a pair of dumbbells in this weight range. Bowflex is a name you can trust and you can expect them to last for many years.