When trying to tone and add bulk, it's important to have a variety of weights in dumbbells to make sure precise choice for every muscle group. This becomes expensive when one buys separate weights for every need. This is where the Bowflex Selecttech 552 dumbbells come in. The Bowflex adjustable dumbbells supply a high variety of weights in a single product.
They adjust through a simple turn of a dial. The main concern with adjustable weights is that they can be noisy due to pieces rubbing against each other. The Bowflex 552 provides no such issues. They're extremely quiet.
This has been a problematic feature in other adjustable weights which often use a pin or other hard-to-use selector. They make it so hard to change weights that the exerciser tends to useropriate weights and not go through the hassle of changing them. With this set, this is not an issue because the adjustment only takes a moment and is particularly easy, especially when one has a stand.
The stand is optional and is a worthy addition to your gym. It makes using the set far easier, and is healthier for the back. Lifting them from the ground all the time is both strenuous and bad for those easily effected spinal regions.
Storage is one of the benefits with this product. Not everyone has the space to store dumbbells of various weights. With the Bowflex 552 set, one is left with only a stand and one set of weights which can easily be put away neatly in a closet.
Value And Savings
While the price appears to be fairly high, they are far cheaper than an entire set of suitable individual weights. Gym memberships are notoriously expensive too, so these weights are comparatively inexpensive items given that they replace the above two options. They have 15 weight options ranging from 5 lbs to 52.5 pounds. When taking into account that they replace 15 pairs of weights, they supply significant value for money.
They also look very classy and elegant. They seem less sturdy than standard weights but this is a design feature that does not translate into lower quality. They've been known to last for ages and, due to several improvements in the passing years, have been enhanced tremendously since earlier models. Their previous weights had a plastic locking mechanism which made users fearful of breakage. This has now been replaced with a secure locking mechanism.
Using Adjustable Weights
They do seem fairly wide when they're first used and can take a bit of getting used to. This is a standard feature in all adjustable weights, though. They become more comfortable with frequent use.
The fact that the Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are small is an added bonus because most adjustable models are bulky and inconvenient to use during certain exercises. Once one has gotten used to the longer width, these are comfortable to use in any exercise. Their width is almost 16 inches, which is long enough not to cause rubbing against the hands and short enough not to create issues during exercising. The Bowflex Selectech 552 dumbbells are actually the perfect length and size and make a compact addition to a varied exercise routine.