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Bowflex SelectTech 552 - Two Adjustable Dumbbells
Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds; adjusts in 2.5-pound increments up to the first 25 poundsLets you rapidly switch from one exercise to the nextCombines 15 sets of weights into one, using a unique dial systemEliminates the need for multiple dumbbells cluttering your workout spaceTwo year warranty on weight plates and parts
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47 Reddit comments about Bowflex SelectTech 552 - Two Adjustable Dumbbells:

u/VMwareJesus · 11 pointsr/homegym

I hate my local gym(s). So. Damn. Much. I know it's just me. I'm impatient, intolerant, and generally just can't stand the douchers everywhere. So, I finally finished up my garage gym. It's not pretty, but it works. I just need a few more plates, and a really good deal on a row machine (and to clean up the other half of the garage).

Strength Training:

u/Krog_The_Mighty · 10 pointsr/nsfw
u/faustrex · 10 pointsr/quityourbullshit

When I first started lifting weights almost ten years ago, it was on an adjustable Bowflex Dumbell set (this one ).

So, the way those weights work is that each side of the handle is dialed in. So if I set both sides to 50, that means the overall weight is 50 lbs. If you're inexperienced and kind of an idiot (yo, wassup), you might think you're lifting 100 lbs. when you're actually only lifting just 50.

Of course, like most people starting to lift, I post my workouts online looking for validation. I did a bench press with 90 lbs. What I actually did was 180 lbs., which isn't bad for starting out, but what I posted online was 360 lbs. 90 x 4.

People saw it, and I knew I was fucked up when someone from my ship (I was on a destroyer in the Navy at the time) mentioned that was more than NFL prospectives are capable of, and my wiry ass was just doing reps of it like nothing.

I still cringe when I think about it.

u/bonefish · 9 pointsr/personalfinance

Since people seem really interested in how I could possibly spend what I spent, allow me to share what I bought.

This is the lighter set:

This is the heavier set:

They aren't gold- or diamond-encrusted, but they did offer me flexibility in the very limited space I had available at the time, and they've served me well.

And remember that my earlier post mentioned that the right answer for OP depends on his/her goals and priorities. For me, living in a small place, $700 (or whatever I spent) gave me a way to conveniently train in-home and save $100/month and commuting costs on a gym membership.

Am I as swole as the guy posting that you can't get "a full workout" with the setup I have? Of course not, have you seen that guy? He's a total beast. Super tough.

But with these dumbbells and a pull-up bar, I've managed to make great personal improvements that I'm quite happy with.

u/CheetoCrustedDick · 9 pointsr/nsfw
u/lilicucu · 7 pointsr/P90X

I'm really happy with my Bowflex. I had them since 2011, use them several times per week.


u/luckyLE0 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

if i knew what i know now, i woulda bought these first thing...

4.5* rating and they dont take up much room. i highly recommend splurging now. and having all the weights youll need. instead of being like me and having them strewn all over my floor. get the stand too if you can afford it.

u/koreanppltwitter · 4 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

I once bought adjustable dumbbell set (amazon) for $100 off Kijiji, and the dude selling was an obvious crackhead... I was impressed, actually, because these things are heavy af and this dude somehow managed to steal two of em

u/lookalive07 · 3 pointsr/P90X

If you get those, you limit yourself to a certain weight and you also don't, since you can adjust them, but it takes time.

If you're serious about it, you may want to consider investing in something like these:

Because you can change them super quickly in between workouts. It'd probably be really helpful during incinerator, where you're moving from curls to triceps back to back.

Or just do a mix of bands and dumbells. Nothing wrong with that.

u/Breaking_Bad909 · 3 pointsr/homegym

Nice setup! I'm not sure what your fitness goals are, but I would look into getting an EZ bar, and maybe even some dumbells. I've always wanted these bad boys, but they probably arn't cost effective.

Edit: deleted extra letter.

u/goaliegirl42 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

We sell these at the sporting goods store that I work at. I've never used them myself, but people come in asking for them all the time. They've got a pretty decent range of weight, but they're pretty expensive.

u/Coffinspire15 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

I've been working out at home for 6 months now with, IMO, significant improvements. I'll mention that my goal is to gain muscle, not lose weight, but you should still be able to take away something from my advice. I get a lot of my cardio from the youtube channel fitness blenders. They are super nice, easy to follow, and they have a ton of videos. I owe my budding ab definition to their videos. Secondly, I use resistance bands for all sorts of different exercises. I bought these specific ones for $25 and they're still going strong. You can double them up for added resistance as you progress. Lastly, I wound up buying adjustable dumbbells recently. They are costly, but are compact and I can change the weight in a flash. These may not be needed right away. I personally waited to get this 5 months in to make sure I was persistent with working out, so I didn't waste the money. I hope some of this helps! Good luck!

u/Rawtashk · 2 pointsr/movies

1: pullup bar. You don't need some fancy $50 one.

2: Pushup stands. Again, you don't need to spend $40 on 2 pieces of angled plastic or metal. (don't use the pushup stands to start with. Do the first 3 weeks without them, then step up to them after your chest has built up a bit).

3: Weights. If you have some money, I would suggest the select tech dumbells. They're $300, but you'll save time by being able to easily adjust them for every workout.

Or, get a starter weight set like this. There's probably something like that at walmart too. But, DO NOT GET THE SET THAT HAS WIDE PLASTIC WEIGHTS!!!! You won't be able to use them for anything else because they take up the whole bar. After you get the weight set you can buy individual plates like this.

But, if you really have the money, then I would really suggest the select tech ones. When you have you 1 minute break between sets you'll want to sit down and rest for a second, not sit there and have to take the collars off, put on new weights, then collar them back on every single time.

4: Take a "before" picture while shirtless from the front, and from the side. Take one while flexing as well. In 3 weeks you're going to be tired. You'll want to stop. You won't think you've made any progress. That's when you pull out that picture and compare it to yourself now. You see yourself every day, so you don't notice the gradual changes. You see that progress with your own eyes....and then you get excited. "I did that in 3 or 4 weeks?!? Holy shit! I can't wait to see what the next 30 days brings my way!!!". That's going to be your reward, and it will keep you motivated.

5: Download a calorie counter for your phone. I used the one by Fat Secret. TRACK WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT YOU EAT! It's really not that hard, and you can simply scan in most labels on things you eat, or look them up in its database. THIS IS CRUCIAL! 80% of your results will depend on what you eat. If you eat shit, you'll look like shit, even if you workout every day :-/

But, the MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED is self-will. You will not want to do it. You will be tired, you will be sore, you will want to quit. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF. You're tired, yes...but I promise you that you'll have more energy AFTER a workout than you did before it. You're sore? Too bad, still do a workout. Working those muscles drives blood to them, which is crucial to getting that soreness out.

I give you this 100% promise....If you eat right and if you exercise for 90 days, I PROMISE YOU that you won't look at yourself in the mirror and say "damn. I wish I'd never exercised". I promise you.

u/TheRealBigLou · 2 pointsr/P90X

Others have suggested PowerBlocks, but to me, they were far too bulky. I instead have a set of SelectTech 552 dumbbells and love them for P90X!

They have a dial which lets you switch between 5 and 52.5lbs in 2.5lbs increments for the first 25 pounds, and 5lbs incremements after that. They are very quick to switch the weights so I never have to pause the workout to go from 45lbs to 15lbs.

u/psychometry · 2 pointsr/P90X

If you want a complete weight set but don't have room to store it, buy some Bowflex SelectTechs. I completed p90x with these and they worked great (and quickly).

u/pj530i · 2 pointsr/oculus

Yeah, I was thinking something like these:

It would be like a tracked "dock" that you'd set your controllers in and attach different weights to simulate different objects

u/emmygurl09 · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

My husband and I have our DIY setup in our garage and absolutely love it! I was hesitant to purchase a new Peloton since I had never been the workout-at-home type and was worried this expensive piece of workout equipment would become a dust collector in our garage. We decided to try the DIY workaround before investing a lot of money into the "real" thing.

We use a Sunny B1805 with the Wahoo Cadence sensor attached to the crank arm. I really wanted a magnetic belt drive and this one was probably the most affordable we found. I wish we had spent a little more and invested in a bike that comes with SPD pedals since I know we will be upgrading those in the near future. Other than that the bike is great and I highly recommend it!

We live in CA where the weather is mild pretty much all year so we decided to put the bike in our garage. We screen cast the classes to a TV we have hung up on the wall using an AppleTV and use our phones to view cadence in the Wahoo app. I also have a FitBit Versa that I use for HR purposes, though it does not sync with the Peloton app (huge bummer).

Other odds and ends we have in our setup: WiHoo Mini Handheld Portable Fan we attach to the tablet holder, floor fan, a set of Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbells for strength classes (we don't do weights on the bike), and a basic Yoga mat.

It has surprised me just how happy I am with this setup! I thought I would feel like I was missing out by not having the leader board and not being able to track my stats. But I have yet to take a live class since the times don't work well for us west coasters with 9-5 jobs and commutes. And while I would like to be able to see output and resistance, I don't feel like my workout is suffering for not having them. I used to take spin classes regularly and most of those were about feel rather than exact numbers.

We've been using this setup since July and, honestly, I don't see myself buying a Peloton now. If anything I may upgrade to a better bike at some point. But for $20 a month I am getting an excellent workout that dips and sways with my schedule. I don't think I could justify being locked into $40 a month when I don't feel I am missing out much on the extras that come with the full price.

Here's a pic of our setup.

u/6553321 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've heard good things about these: . It's a complete set so not the solution you were looking for. But it takes away all excuses, if the set is by your bedside.

u/meggielifts · 1 pointr/xxfitness

These go up to 52.5 and adjust in 2.5 increments. They are priced between the Sport 24 and Sport 50. Seems like a good compromise for you. (amazon, free shipping) Not an Affiliate Link

u/DynoMenace · 1 pointr/homegym

I just ordered a set of the Bowflex version. You can get regular weights cheaper, sure, but I wanted something that saved space and required a little less hassle to adjust.

Looks like the sale is still active at the time of this writing.

u/mantis-_-tobogan · 1 pointr/homegym

We have the rep fitness equipment pckg and upgraded to the adjustable bench and added dip handles. Really great quality and def recommend.

We have 2 other random bars and weights for lighter lifting that my dad gave us. Not sure they're a necessity, but they're nice to have.

For dumbbells, we have adjustable to 50 lb bowflex and a smattering of smaller weights mostly for drop sets. (Adjustable weights during a drop set is a bitch unless you have 2 sets, idk.) The misc dumbbells were almost all garage sale finds and for their purpose I'm glad I didn't buy new.

Bowflex has adjustables that go up higher (to 70lb), and in less than a year of lifting my husband thinks he needs the upgrade. Either way we need 2 sets since we overlap during our workouts, but...$500 makes me queasy.

Overall, I like the bowflex compared to some of the other adjustable weights, but they are also weird and clunky. I'm short, w t-Rex arms though, so...

u/Flipinoy · 1 pointr/Philippines

I'm a 5'10" guy trying to get in shape and lose around 15-20 lbs at the moment. I've taken up running the past few months and was able to lose about 10 lbs already. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a pair of adjustable dumbbells thinking that weight training will better help me reach my goals. Another reason why I bought these is so I can workout at home (wife's pregnant and don't want to really spend a lot of time away from home). This is all the equipment I have though.

My questions: How far do you think will these dumbbells get me? I mean, do you think my gains will be limited with just these? Or do you think they're probably good enough with the right set of exercises. What other home exercise equipments would you suggest (something that doesn't occupy a lot of space)?

u/GrassStained · 1 pointr/FemdomCommunity
u/browneyedgirl79 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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u/Semiao91 · 1 pointr/Destiny

I have a small gym at my house that i use for working out in the holidays when im bk home so ill share with you my personal experience and lay down some advise.

1 - Make sure u either buy good quality metal weights or go for rubber protected ones. Reason beeing if u invest in sht quality metal weights they will start degrading super fast and will stain ur shirts and floor.

2 - You will want to always do that last bench press repetition, so get a self spoting bench since u dont wana rely all the time on Erisan or someone else to help u. I prefer the type of power rack that has the bar fixed to the cage, the ones that only let you move the bar in a vertical axis wich makes ur movement for either squats, sholders, arms and chest super clean. The same cage contains 2 security pistons that you can set for self spoting. Not neceraly this model or price but jsut to give you an ideia of wat im talking

3 - You can try these weights wich will save you some space and time, i have worked with them before and personly they fell a bit wierd in the begining but once you get used to them your set.

u/edu723 · 1 pointr/Destiny

These are great dumbbell sets, good price for the pair if you cant get them used: Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

What do you plan to do for your workout routines?

u/Pancakes_Plz · 1 pointr/BustyPetite

nah they're adjustable, ya can keep adding more weights on to like.. 50lbs or so. Took a sec but I found the ones she's using.

u/FatBaldWhiteMan · 1 pointr/steroids

I'd rather have a complete set from 5 - 50 lbs, but those are really expensive, 90% would not be used most of the time, and they take up quite a lot of space. At first I got a pair of those shitty ones with a a screw on the end. They do what they are supposed to do, but if you have to change the weight between sets / workouts, it gets tedious quickly. Then I got me some of those beauties (different brand though), used. They are a lot better with changing your working weight in between sets. Look for them on craigs list or ebay, used are good, no need to buy new.

If you use them daily, (or at least regularly), they are worth their money. Just watch a bit after them, and they will last you a lifetime.

u/90Days_Lex · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

PS: I am seriously coveting these dumbbells, wondering if I should ask for them for Christmas or something... if anyone has any experience with them please let me know!

u/recurrence · 1 pointr/vancouver

Loads of people swear by this

Cuts the cost down dramatically and there are even better prices online. :)


u/cjbest · 1 pointr/running

Yeah, we definitely haven't let it gather dust. I did have to scrape off some built up rubber from the rear roller last year, as I recall. We just give it a vacuum inside the front housing, oil it up once in a while and that's about it. I think we got it on deep discount at the time - maybe $999? But if you count on ten years with it, that's a hell of a deal for a ready-when-you-are gym.

We also picked up the Nautilus dial-up weights at that time. I can't recommend them enough. We got a stand for them that fits into the corner of the room and our second, unused bedroom is now a full gym and gaming room. Treadmill, weights, room for yoga and crunches, etc, plus an Xbox. It's heaven compared to a gross, expensive gym.

u/_fat_guy_ · 1 pointr/Fitness

Long story short.

I got a treadmill.

A bench

pair of dumbells

all brand new.

I was gonna sell all of this. But I just got out of school from the summer, and now with work all day I feel like I could get into fitness. I'm 200lbs 6' so not terribly overweight, but I don't really know what I'm doing. I don't know any workouts besides picking up a dumbell, but I don't want to be that guy that does 1 workout, has massive biceps, and is tiny everywhere else all around.

I guess what I'm asking is... what kind of workouts should I do so that I'm all-around fit. I'd like some muscle, but nothing crazy.

Also, if anyone can recommend what kind of weights/bar to get for my bench let me know as well. Thanks

u/The_Comma_Splicer · 1 pointr/nsfw

Bowflex Selecttech 552. I've got the 1090 that goes up to 90 lbs and would definitely recommend them.

u/Exiled_In_LA · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I have used 2 different kinds of adjustable dumbbells. At home I have a York set - the smallest version of these:

Super simple, it just takes a minute to put the plates on and off. I really like them, they're pretty basic but they get the job done.

For a while I shared a tiny weight room with some workmates and they got a super swoopy high-tech set, I think they were these Bowflex ones:

Much easier to use, but after a few weeks they were constantly broken! Much more expensive too.

One down side of adjustables is you can't do supersets that require different weights, so you have to plan your workout accordingly.

Good luck, I hope this helps!

u/pelvicmomentum · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/staringispolite · 1 pointr/Fitness

tl;dr: Here's a dumb one. Given the equipment I have at home (below), what are the best exercises to work in some total-body / complex lifts to my weekly schedule?

  • 2x Selectech dumbells (up to 55lb each)
  • Misc resistance ropes
  • Parallette bars (small parallel bars ~1ft off the ground)
  • Std size exercise ball
  • Destabilized pushup bar (it sits on a ball, so it requires stabilization)

    Details: I quit the gym a couple years ago in favor of martial arts and bodyweight exercises. I'm happy with this in general, but I want to maximize gains/growth with exercises LIKE squats, deadlifts, OHP, etc. How can I safely/effectively do this at home. (For instance, do squats have a dumbbell equivalent?)

    Ideally looking to add two 30min sessions per week. My other routines would still be the majority of my workout schedule.