Discussion in 'Home Exercise Equipment' started by BIGBANGSingh, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. BIGBANGSingh

    BIGBANGSingh New Member

    I'm thinking about purchasing a pair of PowerBlocks:

    I know that barbells are superior for hypertrophy, but these PowerBlocks are just so dang convenient. Any thoughts?
  2. Staxx

    Staxx New Member

    I was back and forth on this for a while. I couldn't get used to the PowerBlocks so I ended up going with the Bowflex SelecTech dumbbells. There's really no comparison in the design... the only downfall is the max weight. This wasn't a problem for me haha.

    Take it easy
  3. leegee38

    leegee38 Member

    They are very comfortable and convenient to use. I do most of my dumbell work with them Once I get over 85 lbs. each I find dumbells too awkward to use for most things anyway. I've used them for about 6 years now and don't miss regular dumbells at all.
  4. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    I've got an aluminium set (130lb each) at home. It took a while for me to get used to their look and the fact that they aren't as sturdy as solid bells, but I am very glad that I have them and can use them where space is limited.
  5. BIGBANGSingh

    BIGBANGSingh New Member

    How have your hypertrophic results been compared to barbells?
  6. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    I use barbells too
  7. panzer

    panzer New Member

    I have the rexan set (5-125lbs).
    I am 100% satisfied with them. When you do all your exercises with dumbells, you really get huge traps and shoulders.
    But a big disavantage is that you quickly reach the weight limit for sqats/deadlift and also there is a big weight jump from 100 to 107 lbs and also at 112 and 120 lbs (you must purchase wrist weights to get 102 and 105 lbs increments)
  8. Fireproof

    Fireproof New Member

    I have a set of Powerblocks for myself and the smaller set for my wife. They work very well and I love the fact that they are so compact and out of the way when not in use.

    Of course, I still use a commercial gym most of the time, but for a quick home workout, these powerblocks work great!
  9. Rippt

    Rippt New Member

    Aren't as sturdy? Is this dangerous?

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