Powerblock has created the ultimate adjustable dumbbell with their classic model that has become one of the best selling dumbbell systems on the market. They are unique in design but they have many advantages over the competition and perhaps a few disadvantages as well.
My favorite thing about these particular dumbbells is how easy they are to change weight on. Instead of the standard taking plates off and putting them back, you simply pull the pin out and place it in a different location with these. If you have ever been to the gym, you will be familiar with the way the lat pulldown machine and other machines work by use of a pin that simple inserts into where you want the weight. These are similar to that but with a different design of course.
Here are a few advantages of using these dumbbells…
They are the most convenient
I happen to believe that these are the most convenient dumbbells on the market simply because the ease of use. The simple system used to adjust the weight is pure genius and they will make your workout seem like you have multiple sets lying around.
They are small
These are similar to what you’d find in the gym in that the smaller the weight you choose, the smaller the dumbbell. Unlike some of the other options that stay the same size no matter how much weight you are using, these provide a better workout since the smaller size can be more comfortable to use.
Easier to perform exercises
The design of these allow for different holding positions and I have found that it is much easier to do exercises such as overhead triceps extensions with these. With an exercise like this, you can choose to use both dumbbells or hold one dumbbell with both hands. Since there are multiple handles, this makes it easier to do more exercises.
They are solid and safe
Many adjustable dumbbells that I have tested have been anything but safe. In fact, I have had some of the weights to fall off in the process of using them. With these, you won’t have to worry about that. I have been using Powerblocks for a few years now and have never even considered something falling off. They attach easily and safely using a magnetized pin with a safety cord so no chance of them coming apart while using them. They are also made extremely solid and feel really good to use.
They are neat and tidy
Perhaps more than any other dumbbell system I have ever seen, these store nicely and look good in any gym. Whether you have a dedicated gym or a spare bedroom, these will fit perfectly.
You can’t drop these
These dumbbells are solid but don’t confuse that with being unbreakable. If you drop these things like you would those in the gym, you are likely to break parts of them. Much of the structure is made of a hard plastic but the weight of the steel plates is likely to crack this plastic when dropped.
Some people have a hard time lining up the pin
I have been using these for years and have never had a problem with this but some do. This is more of a problem for those who keep the dumbbells on the floor and cannot see the holes that the pin inserts into. I keep mine on the floor but don’t have this problem. Even if I did, I would consider it a very minor issue that wouldn’t have deterred me from purchasing these.
People with big arms may have a problem
The design of these provide many different handle options but people with big arms may have an issue fitting their forearms into the dumbbell to grab the standard handle. Normal armed people will not have an issue with this so it isn’t a problem for most.
Overall, I consider any dumbbell made by Powerblock to be among the best and you can’t go wrong with this classic one. There is nothing like it out there and once you get these home and use them, you’ll be hooked.