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Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)
There are some people confusing when they use it. But, other people are satisfying so much. You can watch a video review in Youtube, but I’m going to list the pros and cons, that follow:
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- Convenient – Replaces an entire dumbbell set
- Takes seconds to change the weights
- Weights can be changed to 5 lbs – 52.5 lbs
- Excellent if you’re doing the P90X program
- Price – May be a little high, but it replaces dumbbells from 5 lbs – 52.5 lbs
- Mostly made out of plastic; possibly could break if dropped
- Sometimes it gets stuck when pulling out the weights
About the Weight and Design
The weights of Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells have a dial on the end of them that you turn to select the desired weight. If you select 10lbs, it will then lock in the two weight plates to make 10 lbs, and release everything else; so when you pick up the weights, you get 10 lbs and all the other weights are left in the base plate. When done, you put the weights back in the base plate. This works very well, with the exception of it “catching” occasionally if the weight plates shift a little bit. This happens maybe 1/100 times or so though and isn’t a big problem. You just jiggle the weights a bit until it locks.
The nice thing about this design is that the two ends of the dumbbell don’t have to be the same weight. You can set the dial to 10lbs on one end and 30 lbs on the other. This will effectively put 5lbs on one end of the bar and 15lbs on the other. I don’t do this often, but it can lead to more variation in exercises, and I occasionally do it for triceps workouts or hammer curls. When lifting, the weights feel very sturdy. The plates are firmly locked onto the handle. There is no shaking or movement of the plates at all, and they don’t feel much different than dumbbells.
The Features of Bowflex SelectTech 552
The main advantages the Bowflex SelectTech 552 have with P90X is the ability to select smaller weight increment, and being able to make weight changes quickly. Before these I owned a set of 10s, 15s, and 25s, which isn’t enough variety. Going up from 15 to 25 on bicep curls is a very big jump for me was too light, 25 was too heavy, and my form was terrible because I was struggling with the weight. With the SelectTechs, I could go to 17.5, then 20, then 22.5, then finally to 25. being able to go from 10lbs to 12.5 on tricep exercises, rather than 10lbs to 15 helps significantly.
The other advantage is to quickly change weight increments. With P90X, you have about 15-30 seconds to set up for the next exercise. 5-10 seconds is all the time I needed to change the four dials on the SelectTechs and get a new weight.
We are 100% happier we bought these, and we bought the stand from Bowflex to go with them also (it is better for your back if you lift dumbells from a standing position instead of from a squatting one). I hope you enjoy your SelectTechs as much as we enjoy ours!
Any complaints of Bowflex SelectTech 552
I found no complaints for this Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbell set on consumer sites around the internet. One consumer did express concern that it is difficult to assemble the product. This can be rectified by simply looking at the picture and reading the instruction carefully. It is no problem.
Overall I love Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells. I mention Bowflex because it has one of the cheapest prices that I could find for this set. Please keep in mind that I’m no body builder or anything close. I just like to keep fit and did the P90X program. I push myself, but not to the limit where I would drop my weights on the floor.