Why Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells?
The dumbbells are a great addition to your home gym. They feature a user-friendly design and most importantly, they are safe. While it may take a few workouts to get used to them, you will enjoy hefting them around as you work your arms, legs, core and other muscles.
They are quick to set up. It will take you less than 15 seconds to adjust the weights and get started.
They can be used to do more than 80 different exercises including drop sets, curls, bench presses and even lower body workouts like lunges and squats.
You can use the dumbbells to build various muscle groups and flex different body joints for a full body workout.
Weight is distributed on a 16-inch bar. Your first three tries may feel a little awkward especially within the ranges of 15kg to 24kg. However, your arms will adjust quickly as you up the difficulty level. The wider the load gets, the more your muscles adapt.
You can increase the total weight in 2.5lb increments from 5lbs. The maximum weight is 50lbs. So there is plenty of room to keep challenging yourself.
The 552’s come with a 2-year warranty covering the plates and parts plus a 6-week Fitness Results Guarantee.
A pair of Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells gives you the results you desire without breaking the bank. In contrast to traditional dumbbells, you get 15 dumbbells in one. That’s a huge save for anyone planning to add dumbbells to their home gym.
Most home gyms today are making the switch to equipment that takes up little space and is easy to store away when not in use. The BowFlex 552 dumbbells are exactly that. They come as a compact unit and you can easily pack them away after a workout.
What is included?
Only the two dumbbells are included in the package. They have a special dial system for adjusting the weight based on the type of exercise and your fitness level.
There is also a stand available though at an extra cost. The stand eliminates the need to keep bending down to lift the weights. It includes a convenient towel rack.
- Safe. The durable rubber handles reduces friction and hand injuries.
- Revolutionary design. A simple turn of a dial automatically adjusts your resistance to desired weight ranging from 2 kg (5 lbs.) all the way up to 24 kg (52.5 lbs.).
- Adjustable. Each dumbbell allows small increments of 2.5lbs. It doesn’t rush you. You are able to gradually adjust the difficulty level in a safe and comfortable way.
- Saves you money. Why buy 15 sets of dumbbells when 1 set is enough?
- Efficient on space: Just a pair of SelectTech 552 Dumbbells replaces up to 15 sets of traditional dumbbells.
- No noise. No more clanging metals, thanks to the durable molding around the plates.
Issues and Concerns
Though hard and sturdy, the molding around the plates does not last as long as metallic plates.
It requires careful handling as the weight dials are susceptible to damage with frequent drops. We recommend buying the stand along with the dumbbells.
Another major concern is that the weight is not expandable beyond 50lbs. If you think you will quickly outgrow these dumbbells, Bowflex has some good higher-weight models you should consider.
Some customers have also complained about the plastic parts rustling during exercise. A closer look at their models, however, shows they are as old as pre-2008. In 2009, Bowflex did a major update on the dumbbells replacing the plastic parts with a strong metal with a molding around the plates that ensure they do not move.
So the dumbbells available today have no such problem.
Made by a trusted company with over 30 years in developing home exercise equipment, Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells are a great investment. They are a good choice for anyone looking for a simple, affordable, space-saving and hassle-free set of dumbbells to add to their home gym.
They provide plenty of versatility, they are proven safe and they get results.