PowerBlock’s adjustable dumbbells have developed a veritable cult following amongst a certain segment of fitness aficionados. What makes them so amazing is their ability to be easily adjusted from 5 pounds to 50 pounds in 2.5-pound increments. In other words, each Powerblock Dumbbell has the ability to replace up to 16 pairs of dumbbells with just one self-contained unit.
Better yet, even if you had standard adjustable weights, the time it takes to transition from one to another by screwing and unscrewing is a major annoyance, and you’d still have to deal with weights that spin around in the middle of lifts as they become loose. The PowerBlock eliminates all of those difficulties for you, ensuring that your dumbbells transition from weight to weight effortlessly, and that they maintain their integrity throughout their use.
But beyond the space savings, today’s price tag — $259.99 — is particularly insane. To fill in every set of one-piece dumbbells the PowerBlock Dumbbells replaces would take a minimum of $800 under most circumstances, and could easily extend into the $1,000 range. Essentially, you’re saving between $540 and $740.
So don’t wait — this might be the first and last dumbbell purchase you’ll ever have to make.