Adjustable dumbbell weight set review- Build Your Body Without The Clutter

Hello everyone. Welcome to my adjustable dumbbell weight set review of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) – Build Your Body Without The Clutter. How many of us have gone to a local gym, been excited about working out, due to the easy and readily availability of exercise machines, weights and dumbbells. All Easily accessible. Rows, and rows of dumbbells. Ranging from 5lbs to way over 200lbs. Keywords are local gym. Now let’s go from your local gym to your home. Honestly, how many of us, have the luxury of owning an entire gym at home? Not many! So what do we do.

We improvise by using household items or makeshift weights and dumbbells. Then there are those of us, that purchase adjustable weights that you have to remove plates by clamps or spin lock on a threaded bar, where you have to spin on or off to remove or add plates. What a hassle it is to remove plates constantly, especially when you are pressed for time, depending on the type of workout. Then you have your individual dumbbells that can range from 5lb dumbbells to 60lb or more dumbbells. Problem is where are you gonna place the dumbbells at, for easy accessibility. Also consider ensuring safety for yourself and your loved ones. The convenience of having dumbbells readily available, and most of all, to avoid clutter.

The worse to me by far is clutter. Having dumbbells scattered all over the place, because of lack of space. That alone, can make you lose interest or postpone your workout. Has that happened to you? It has happened to me many times. That all change when I came across a different kind of adjustable dumbbells. There are no clamps which are not safe to begin with for obvious reasons. Then you have the annoying spin lock on a threaded bar. I cannot begin to tell you, how many times I had to tighten the spin lock on the dumbbells. Interrupt my workout and disturb my concentration. I can finally say that, working out at home became fun again. Aggravation, headaches and frustration just vanished into thin air. The Revolutionary invention and introduction of the adjustable weights became a reality.

Overall Rank

I give the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells an easy 5 stars. The simplicity of its use and the amount of exercises that can be performed, are bar none outstanding. Not to mention, a space saver and a time saver.

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells can easily be adjusted, simply by turning a dial to the desired weight. That’s it, nothing more to it. Can’t get any better than that.

As with any pair of dumbbells, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells provide you with a large repertoire of exercises. Here are a few to give the idea, of the vast amount of exercises that can be performed. Exercises such as bicep curls, triceps extension, bench press, military presses, one arm bent over row. I mean, the list goes on and on. Just with the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells, you can build the body that you want. It’s simply amazing.

This product is also a time saver. Think of the amount of time you can save. No more putting down and picking up a different set of dumbbells. No unwinding threaded dumbbells, no removing clamps or sliding plates off of bar. Just, turn the dial to the selected weight and start lifting. Comes in very handy, especially when super setting.

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells is by far a space saver. No more clutter. No mess and no headaches. Most importantly, promotes safety. No dumbbells or plates laying about the floor, whereas accidents can occur. Simply, a pair of dumbbells, sitting in a rack or a place of your choosing. It’s, just an amazing product. Makes exercising more enjoyable.

Product description and Specifications

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells are black and red. The weight ranges from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs as follows, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 52.5 lbs. Easily replaces at least thirty pairs of dumbbells. Talk about a space saver. A dial on the ends of the weight, allows you to adjust the weight to your desired preference. Metal plates are encased in strong, durable molding. The dimension of a single dumbbell is 16″ x 8″ x 9″and the dimension of the dumbbells on a stand are 30″ x 20.5″ x 24.5″.

Pros and Cons

Are their pros and cons? Well, everything has pros and cons. No matter what item etc, it is. I enjoy using The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells.


1. Space Saver

2. They replace 30 Pairs of dumbbells

3. Easy to use

4. Well made and are safe

5. Well worth the price

6. Attractive


1. Little expensive

2. Sturdy but there not made to take much abuse, so do not drop them. I never dropped my weights.

3. They are a little big, but you get use to them

4. They are bulky with the little weights, again you get use to them

Price and Guarantee

The price is $239, well worth its weight in gold. Think about the cost of buying dumbbells separately. Easily go over the price of Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. There is a two-year warranty on this awesome item. Think about how many items you have purchased before, with a similar warranty and it outlasts the warranty. There is a Bowflex guarantee, and Amazon offers a 2 or 3 year protection plan, for less than $36 to give you peace of mind, if you need it. The bottom line is, treat it with love and care, as I do, and it will last you a long time. Keep in mind, by the time the warranty is up, you will need more weights anyways, depending on the workout of course.


Thank you first of all, for taking the time on reading my adjustable dumbbell weight set review for The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells. We went over the rankings, pros and cons, the description, the specifications, the price and warranty. I hope I was able to make it easier for you to make a decision on investing in your health, and getting geared up for the body of your dreams. It is truly a great product. So many uses and I would not do without it. It is simply fantastic. So get pumped, get ready, to start achieving your goal and become the next Mr. Olympia, because you can do it. Here is to a better tomorrow and a new stronger version of you.







  • Christopher says:

    Hey love the content, thanks for the information.

  • Tony Spagnolia says:

    I bought a set of these awhile back and I love them. My only gripe is they don’t weigh enough for heavy strength training. I did some research and found Bowflex does offer a heavier adjustable set. Have you tried the heavier set? If so, does it work as well as this set? I am looking to add to my set so I can get back to my strength training days.

    • Dorian says:

      Hi Tony. Yeah I love them as well. For strength training, you will need more poundage, however there is a way around that. Increase your sets around 4 or maybe 5. shorten the rest duration, somewhere around 20-30 secs. I promise you will see results and increase strength. Give it a try. I haven’t tried the heavier Bowflex sets. I have dumbbells that range much higher. Gift from the Mrs. Thank you for the comment.

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