Powerblock adjustable dumbbells

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#16 Postby VeganEssentials » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:45 am

With Powerblocks, aren't your hands somewhat trapped inside the blocks when lifting? I thought that's what I remembered with them, and that kind of scared me. Every so often I need to bail out of a lift quickly, and I don't want my hands going along with the weight when I try to toss them aside....

I used to want a pair, but they seem to be a bit limiting in some aspects. That, and when I do DB benching and overhead pressing I tend to clank the DBs together, and I have this fear that it would release the weights and send them down on me. I guess it just boils down to the fact that those things freak me out!

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#17 Postby 9nines » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:31 am

VeganEssentials wrote: That, and when I do DB benching and overhead pressing I tend to clank the DBs together, and I have this fear that it would release the weights and send them down on me. I guess it just boils down to the fact that those things freak me out!


True. You can not do that with them, as the manual warns that that could possibly make the pin come loose.

But you could gently touch them together, which might help promote better form (going slower versus faster.)

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#18 Postby VeganEssentials » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:39 pm

Unfortunately, attempts to be cautious for me when doing any sort of DB presses don't work out too well. I work to make every rep as fast as possilbe on the concentric part since that's what will develop strength the greatest - unless the weight is to where I can manage no more than 3-4 reps at most it just moves too fast for me to control how hard the DBs will come into contact with each other.

I guess it isn't a big issue for me since I won't be buying any Powerblocks but rather will acquire some good plate-loadable DBs once I have the room for them.


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