Bowflex® SelectTech® 1090 Dumbbells

  • calipally

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    Jul 26, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    Has anyone used these? They seem to be pretty cool with the whole twist-adjustable weight thing. I was thinking about getting 'em with the stand and the weight bench?

    http://www.bowflexselecttech.com/bst_microsite/products/1090dumbbells/prdcdovr~710000/Bowflex+SelectTech+1090+Dumbbells.jsp

    Any comments?
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    pdxpally saidHas anyone used these? They seem to be pretty cool with the whole twist-adjustable weight thing. I was thinking about getting 'em with the stand and the weight bench?
    Any comments?


    My friends have the older version which doesn't top out at 90 (I think it's like 50 or something). I like the idea and have been thinking about them myself. I do have a little concern that the plates rattle, but I don't think it's a biggie when I've actually done work with them.

    But $700 for these -- wow, that is a LOT of cash for heaviness.
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    Jul 26, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
    These sound like a great idea but they are certainly pricey. I often think it would be nice to have at home for days when I don't want to go to the gym.

    Ninety pounds, however, would not be enough for a heavy chest day or DB shrugs.

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    Jul 26, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    I use them at my personal trainer's. It is a neat way to have a whole set of dumbells without having to have a million dumbells. It is easy to dial up the different weight you want and the grip is comfortable.
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    Jul 26, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    They do seem to have a bigger range than the ones that I looked at. But a rack of individual dumbbells doesn't really take up much more room than that stand, and you can buy them one pair at a time if you're on a budget.
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    Jul 26, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    I bought a set of PowerBlocks about ten years ago. Mine only go up to 45lbs, but they're as good as they day I bought them. I imagine they'll last forever. It's great not to have a million plates lying around, and you can change up the weight in no time at all. I think I had the option of adding more weight, but I never got around to getting it.

    I think I paid something like $275 or $300, which I thought was pretty pricey, but now I think they were definitely worth the money.