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I love to exercise and be fit and healthy. But sometimes, I barely have time to go to the gym which is why I have some exercise equipment with me at home.

When I’m at home, I don’t have any leg exercise machines so I just do some leg exercises on the floor. For my core, I do planks and crunches. For my arms, I really wanted a battle rope but my apartment won’t allow it.

That leaves me with weights. I don’t like kettlebells. So naturally, I’d have to go with weights.

I want to be able to switch from different weights but I also didn’t want to have like 5 pairs of weights. So I did my research and it led me to this: Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Weights.

So of all adjustable weights there are, why these?

What is it?

Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Weights are modern dumbbells with 15 weights in the form of detachable plates that range from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs. This is made possible by just a simple turn of the dial that’s located on the side.

Weight increments differ. The first 25 lbs have increments of 2.5 lbs. For 26 lbs up to 52.5 lbs, the increment is at 5 lbs.

Turning the dial to your preferred weight will make the plates latch into the main dumbbell body. You have to do this while they are on the stand.

This amazing innovation makes your weight choices more varied and your whole workout rapid.

So what really makes it the “it” adjustable weights to have? Because at 5-star ratings from 4,000 satisfied customers, surely it has some great things about it, right?

Features and Benefits

Multi-purpose

No need to use 20 different kettlebells or dumbbells. There are a total of 15 weights each weighing differently. Turn the dial and you have yourself several combinations!

Easy to Use

The dial is rather large and numbered rightly so, which is great. Simply turn it to your preferred weight. The dumbbell will lock in your choice and all that’s left to do is use them.!

Change Weights Fast

Easily change between weights with its fast dial and lock feature.

Several Weight Choices

You’ll have a wider range to choose from with its 2.5 lbs increment for the first 25 lbs weight, and 5 lbs increment for 26-52.5 lbs weight. You have quite the choices.

Wide Exercise Range

Several weight choices mean several types of exercises. You can basically do a lot: lunges, curls, bench press, shoulder press, extensions, raises, lunges, and more!

Noiseless

The metal plates and dumbbell have a durable molding. The plates won’t make a clanging sound. This makes lifting and using them smooth and quiet.

Space-Saving

It doesn’t take up much space, at all. Only 20 pairs of dumbbells do that. It stores easy too!

Integrated App

Download the Bowflex SelectTech so you can watch how trainers train with their Bowflex weights, or create your very own routine and record your progress.

How was my experience?

When I found it online, I was surprised at how many people love it. There are 4,000 happy customers rating it 5 stars. That says a lot about a product.

I was originally on the hunt for one set of weights. Then I stumbled upon these. And boy was I so glad!

So when I got the package on the front door, I already expected it to be heavy. Not a problem there. What I didn’t expect was the size.

The weights were quite big! I’m not petite, but I’m not on the bigger spectrum either. Its size and weight disqualify it from being travel or even transport-friendly.

But, if you’re like me who lives in a humbly-sized apartment, you’ll more than appreciate the convenience these weights bring. I just store them in the corner of my room and they really don’t take that much space.

Using them was a breeze. I didn’t have any hard moments when switching to different weights and plates. It was fast and it was great!

Some people encountered an issue with its lock where after turning the dial, the plate didn’t attach. But I guess that’s just the placement after putting it down.

But I don’t think that’s something you have to be worried about. The dial won’t attach a plate if it’s not completely locked into place.

As far as efficacy goes, these weights do work. Surprise, surprise.

My chest hurts just like it does if I were doing weights in the gym. My arms were tight too. It was just a little weird because 10-lb dumbbells would be smaller than these when I’m using them. It took me some time to adjust.

Overall, these are great adjustable weights to use at home.

Pros
  • Versatile and multi-purpose
  • Can be used for several types of workout
  • Easy to use and store
  • Safe lock technology
  • Rapidly switch from one weight to another
  • Wide weight range
  • Wide exercise range
  • 2.5 and 5 lbs increments in between
  • Space-efficient
  • Quiet
  • Has a downloadable app
Cons
  • Not travel-friendly
  • Not transport-friendly
  • Big for me

FAQs

1. How long is it?

Its dimensions are: 15.8” L x 7.9” H x 9.1” W

2. How heavy is it?

It weighs around 119.5 lbs.

3. Does it come with a stand?

No, it does not. But it does come with the base. If you ask me, a stand would be unnecessary if you’re trying to save space. A stand will only take more space than usual. The base won’t damage the floor either.

Conclusion

The Bowflex Adjustable Weights are great if you are looking for weights to use for home exercises, especially if you don’t have much space.

I’m finding my pair particularly efficient and great overall. Am I saying I won’t go to the gym anymore? No, I’m not. I’m just saying that they give pretty much the same effects when I go to the gym with the same weight options.

But being in the gym gives me a lot more exercise options which are why I go. It’s just sometimes when time isn’t on my side or the weather, I need something efficient I can use at home.

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