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      13.09.2011 14:13
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      Great bit of kit for people at home working out

      These are not cheap at all but then whyen they replace having muliple pairs of dumbells in just two what do you expect. The dumbells them self can be set at both ends of the dumbells so you can stagger the weight if you wanted too although i never needed to use them in this way. With just a siple twist of a dial at each end of both dumbells the plates attach as you pick them off the loading bay for the exact weight you want which is clever they look good and they save an amazing amount of room considering how much space the 40 pairs it replaces takes up.

      The only grumble i had with them is that when you are liftingf near maxed out weights the grip can be a tad uncomfortable if like me you never wear gloves when training but that was a simple fix as i put some electrical tape around the bobbled grip which cured that imediately.

      The weights themselves are quite bulky at first but you soon get used to that anyway and if you have the commitment and the know how with a simple bench and workout knowledge you can avoid gym membership costs by working out at home although nothing beats the gym feel for motorvation compared to being on your jack indoors.

      These weights hold their value extremely well although i believe you can get similar but digitalised versions thats you just enter the weight you desire by numbers which sounds great but may be a massive problem if something goes wrong.

      I used these weight s for ages as they were great when working out for the sheers speed i could swap what i was doing from bench press to flys to tricep kickbacks all with a swift turn of a dial i could go from lifting 180lbs down to 20lbs if needed which is what appealed to me in the first place. Either way these will be rendered useless without the correct workout plan diet and supplements such as protein shakes (see my cyclone review) if the users does not have the commitment to push themselves hard.

      As a conclusion they are a great bit of kit if you can afford the outlay just dont go dropping them at the end of a set like some at the gym do!

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      21.09.2010 12:00
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      Great design, uncompromising quality, trusted locking mechanism.

      Lets face it, not everyone can be committed to going to the gym a few times a week, either because of the cost of gym membership, or the time committment to go regularly. Im sure the majority of households will have some sort of gym equipment, either weights or an exercise bike etc. I were looking for a set of dumbbells that would serve the purpose of allowing me to get fit and keep fit. I felt that a lot of the sets I had in my younger days had such a small variance in weight that they never lasted and I soon lost interest. What I mean is that the moulded dumbbell sets are very limited because there are only a limited number of exercises you can undertake with them due to their fixed weights. I had scanned the usual suspects (websites!) for potential and also checked out reviews for a few of the leading brands.

      I paid £279 from Amazon for my Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells. Although this wasnt the cheapest price, I had a few vouchers to spend and I trust Amazon so I felt they were the right choice. What is unique about this particular brand of dumbbells is the lock mechanism for the weights. Usually you have to faff about with spinlocks, plates, and stacks of weight discs everywhere. I would definately suggest you buy the stand aswell for this product, as it comes in very useful and I am glad I didnt just buy the dumbbell set because the stand is a no brainer in my opinion for this kind of product.

      To load the weights onto the dumbbells, all you have to do is slot the main handle piece onto the weights, then turn the weights you wish to load and then you are away. The lock mechanism is very reassuring. I think if you ever had any doubts about trusting the security of the weights on the dumbbell then this would be offputting, but the build quality is excellent.

      The colour is unfortunately a very unispiring slate effect and I think if they came with bright grips or coloured bands on each different weight then this would make them more appearing visually. I would recommend these dumbbells for anyone wanting to do a few exercises at home and have limited space and especially limited storage space, the maximum load weight per dumbbell is 21kg.

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      23.05.2009 15:31
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      For any fitness guru, these are a purchase of a lifetime!

      Not everyone can afford a gym membership, but a lot of people want to get fit for the summer, whethers its losing weight, toning up, or putting on muscle.

      After being a fan of dumbbells myself, I knew I wouldnt be able to get to a gym very often, so it was pointless paying the prices. I had several dumbbells bar and quite a few different weights for them. I sat at home working out and organising the perfect workout, when I could do it, what I would start lifting, what exercises. The complete workout was sorted. I was completely looking forward to starting it.

      It got to the weekend and I thought I would start. I set up my first two dumbbells and started the workout! After the first exercise, I wanted to go into the next, doing whast known as super sets. Instead of this however, I would sit down, unscrew the ends of the bars holding the weights on. Then pull off the weights I didnt want, put on the new weights for the next exercise. Finally I'd screw on the ends again to keep the weights on.

      Anyone who does weights will know that you dont use the same weight for everything. Its coming sense that you're going to be curling a lot less than you are pressing. This just made me not even want to do the workout. I was so tired of changing the weights every time. I thought about purchasing more weights and bars, but I knew I didnt have the room and it was unrealistic.

      This is where I done a bit of research and found the best fitness buy I've bought.

      Bowflex are two dumbbells, that come in a stand with knobs to turn at each end of the weight. The numbers at each end on the knobs go from 2 to 21, and each mean kilograms. To get a selected weight, you simply and easily turn the knob to the number/weight you want on both end, and lift it out of the case. The first time I used these I couldnt believe it! It took litrally 5 seconds to change the weight of the dumbbells from 16kg to 20kg. This was perfect!

      The weights I got were 2kg-21kg. This was the range I was ideally looking for. However these also come in heavier ranges for anyone wishing to go any further.

      The price, some may seem as being expensive, is around about £250 when ordered online. This however I had no problem with paying. If I signed upto a gym I would be paying around £50 start up fee, then £30-40 a month. If I wanted to purchase more weights, if I wanted to get a good range and different dumbbell bars it would have been very expensive too! The price for these two compact dumbbells are great!

      They take up no room at all either! For anyone wanting to tone up or bulk up for the summer, these little devils are perfect!

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      One of the most space-efficient and flexible strength-training options available. Built with cutting-edge technology that lets you rapidly switch from one exercise to the next - just rotate the dials to select the weight increments you desire. 2-21kg weights.