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Bowflex Selectech Dumbells on sale

I know a few on here have mentioned possibly buying them. Sears has them on sale for $299 with free shipping. They're normally $399 (even direct from bowflex.com) so this may be a pretty good deal. If you don't have ANY dumbells and plan on working out hard, this is a great deal for you. To buy individual dumbells, you'll need to spend 50 cents per pound. Considering you have to buy a pair of dumbells, this can get expensive (i.e. two 20 pound dumbells, which is a total of 40 pounds, will cost approx. $20 + tax). If you were to buy all of the dumbells from 5lbs up to 55 lbs. you'd spend $340, plus you need a good deal of space to keep them. However, the Selectech goes in increments of 2.5lbs, rather than 5lb. like regular dumbells, giving you a bit more. Well worth the money if you don't have any dumbells at all.

Here is the link: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...eyword=bowflex

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I know a few on here have mentioned possibly buying them. Sears has them on sale for $299 with free shipping. They're normally $399 (even direct from bowflex.com) so this may be a pretty good deal. If you don't have ANY dumbells and plan on working out hard, this is a great deal for you. To buy individual dumbells, you'll need to spend 50 cents per pound. Considering you have to buy a pair of dumbells, this can get expensive (i.e. two 20 pound dumbells, which is a total of 40 pounds, will cost approx. $20 + tax). If you were to buy all of the dumbells from 5lbs up to 55 lbs. you'd spend $340, plus you need a good deal of space to keep them. However, the Selectech goes in increments of 2.5lbs, rather than 5lb. like regular dumbells, giving you a bit more. Well worth the money if you don't have any dumbells at all.

Here is the link: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...eyword=bowflex
Damn that's a killer sale. I want to get a set of those f&*kers... I wonder how long the sale will go on? I don't think it's in the budget ATM...
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Damn that's a killer sale. I want to get a set of those f&*kers... I wonder how long the sale will go on? I don't think it's in the budget ATM...
same here, i've been eying those for a while now.

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Check your local Craig's list. There is always someone selling a bowflex.
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Check your local Craig's list. There is always someone selling a bowflex.
We're not talking about a bowflex machine, we're talking about the selectable-weight dumbbells made by the company bowflex.
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I've used those but they didn't really work well for me. Mostly because I like having smaller ones for the things I do since I'm no body builder. That's a kick ass deal though.

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I've used those but they didn't really work well for me. Mostly because I like having smaller ones for the things I do since I'm no body builder. That's a kick ass deal though.
I thought they make a set that goes up to a lower maximum weight and probably has a lower minimum weight as well. Also they are cheaper. You should check those out.


I want these though. I mean 52.5 pounds a hand certainly is nowhere near enough to do all my workouts, but it would do in a pinch for a quick one if I didn't have time to go to the gym.
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I thought they make a set that goes up to a lower maximum weight and probably has a lower minimum weight as well. Also they are cheaper. You should check those out.


I want these though. I mean 52.5 pounds a hand certainly is nowhere near enough to do all my workouts, but it would do in a pinch for a quick one if I didn't have time to go to the gym.
dayum Hulk how much you curl one handed???
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I thought they make a set that goes up to a lower maximum weight and probably has a lower minimum weight as well. Also they are cheaper. You should check those out.


I want these though. I mean 52.5 pounds a hand certainly is nowhere near enough to do all my workouts, but it would do in a pinch for a quick one if I didn't have time to go to the gym.
Ah, maybe I should look into something like that, the set I used was one my father bought when I lived at home so I'm sure it was bigger. I could probably get that set off them for free now though. I'll have to think about that.

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dayum Hulk how much you curl one handed???
Haha well I meant for a lot of other excercises. I can curl 50 per hand for a couple reps though.


To do a chest workout, or back, or shoulder shrugs, things like that... I need a lot more weight... 70s 80s 90s up to 120s for shoulder shrugs.
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Ah, maybe I should look into something like that, the set I used was one my father bought when I lived at home so I'm sure it was bigger. I could probably get that set off them for free now though. I'll have to think about that.
Yeah I recall them making two different versions... I could be wrong though.


However if you can get the heavier ones for free that's a great deal. Or I will pay the shipping if you don't want them and give them to me
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Haha well I meant for a lot of other excercises. I can curl 50 per hand for a couple reps though.


To do a chest workout, or back, or shoulder shrugs, things like that... I need a lot more weight... 70s 80s 90s up to 120s for shoulder shrugs.
we have the hulk here yea I get what ya mean tho I never got up to those wieght when I worked out.
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Haha well I meant for a lot of other excercises. I can curl 50 per hand for a couple reps though.


To do a chest workout, or back, or shoulder shrugs, things like that... I need a lot more weight... 70s 80s 90s up to 120s for shoulder shrugs.
Well, I looked up the smaller ones but they still seem big and bulky to me. Which they kinda have to be to be adjustable..but I dunno. We'll see if I ever get my lazy ass away from my desk.

But no, I can't get the dumbells from my parents and give them to you. Then they'd never get them back if they wanted them (and I'm assuming when they move they'd want them back).

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Well, I looked up the smaller ones but they still seem big and bulky to me. Which they kinda have to be to be adjustable..but I dunno. We'll see if I ever get my lazy ass away from my desk.

But no, I can't get the dumbells from my parents and give them to you. Then they'd never get them back if they wanted them (and I'm assuming when they move they'd want them back).
I understand about the bulkiness. One thing to take into consideration though is that when you have the lower weights selected, most of the plates are left in the storage tray when you pick up the dumbbell... thus they are not as bulky in that configuration.


I was kidding about giving me the dumbbells. Sort of.
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we have the hulk here yea I get what ya mean tho I never got up to those wieght when I worked out.
That's not really that much weight... No slouch, but I wouldn't call him The Hulk either...
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That's not really that much weight... No slouch, but I wouldn't call him The Hulk either...


I'm pretty strong, but nothing compared to a lot of the crazy gym rat guys or bodybuilders... they curl 90s and chit like that. I would never do that though because they look retarded.

For curls I usually do 3 or 4 sets .... do 10 8 6 reps or something... start with the 35s, then do 40s, then 45s.... if I'm doing a fourth set I will try to get the 50s for four reps.


My biceps are one of my weaker points, along with my calves. My back, shoulders, and quads are my strong points.
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That's not really that much weight... No slouch, but I wouldn't call him The Hulk either...
I was just razzing him working out is like riding everyone should do what they can do n not worry about everyone else.
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I understand about the bulkiness. One thing to take into consideration though is that when you have the lower weights selected, most of the plates are left in the storage tray when you pick up the dumbbell... thus they are not as bulky in that configuration.


I was kidding about giving me the dumbbells. Sort of.
That's true but even with most of the plates off it's a big thing compared to normal free weights of the same increments. Anyways, my point was, I wouldn't recommend them to most women but for men they seem to do a good job.

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I'm pretty strong, but nothing compared to a lot of the crazy gym rat guys or bodybuilders... they curl 90s and chit like that. I would never do that though because they look retarded.

For curls I usually do 3 or 4 sets .... do 10 8 6 reps or something... start with the 35s, then do 40s, then 45s.... if I'm doing a fourth set I will try to get the 50s for four reps.


My biceps are one of my weaker points, along with my calves. My back, shoulders, and quads are my strong points.
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