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Weider SpeedWeight Dumbbell Sets

Nothing interrupts the momentum of a good lifting session like adjusting the weight on your, um, weights. With Weider SpeedWeights, you just set the weight down and turn a dial. It's perfect for anyone who's ever grunted "There's got to be a better way!"
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fgarriel


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I'll never understand how we can make and ship a 5 pound cast iron pan for $10, but 120 pounds of dumbbells go for $400. It just seems like a lot of money for dead weight.

... yet I still want one.

fgarriel


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Also, the 100-lb one is currently $30 cheaper at Amazon... $35 less if you're a prime subscriber.

deadeye37


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fgarriel wrote:Also, the 100-lb one is currently $30 cheaper at Amazon... $35 less if you're a prime subscriber.


Thanks to your shopping around, looks like Woot dropped the price for this set to 289 - $10 cheaper than Amazon. WOOT!

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PRICE LOWERED

Note that we've lowered the price on the Weider Speedweight 100 to $290.

If you ordered prior to the price drop, you will be refunded the difference automagically.

Now go buy three. We have a buyer crying in his cubical.



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thesuppishwoot


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Bros, do you even lift?

fgarriel


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thesuppishwoot wrote:Bros, do you even lift?



Yes, but I only started 6 months ago. I could use a set like these on nights when getting to the gym is difficult. But I haven't really had that problem yet. I couldn't forgo my membership with just a set of dumbbells in the basement, and the gym is so close, these will just wind up breaking someone's foot.

... and yet I want them.

jthebird1977


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I own the 100 model. Picked it up at sams last year on a closeout. I like it. My wife, not so much.

Her problem is the length of the dumbells. She has narrower shoulders and tends to hit herself in the head with the weights from time to time. (Ok, I did too the first few times i used them, just had to retrain myself for the different size.)

The only other potential frustration is sometimes the dumbells get stuck when changing between weights. I've found that I can't just drop them down and change the weights real fast. They have to be properly seated into their stand and gently change the weight. Then everything works fine.

The stand is too short to hang clothes on it without them wrinkling. ;p

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first2summit


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jthebird1977 wrote:
Her problem is the length of the dumbells. She has narrower shoulders and tends to hit herself in the head with the weights from time to time. (Ok, I did too the first few times i used them, just had to retrain myself for the different size.)



Yeah, looking at them, I don't think I'd be that crazy about the length of the weights either but are they any different from the other systems?

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I assume it doesn't come with the DVDs?

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krychek67


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I have dumbbells ranging from 3 to 75 pounds and I'm sure I paid a lot more than $380 for them. I could get these and get rid of everything below 65 lbs and save a lot of space, but really hard to justify now. :-(

jthebird1977


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first2summit wrote:Yeah, looking at them, I don't think I'd be that crazy about the length of the weights either but are they any different from the other systems?




Sorry, haven't used any other adjustable dumbbell sets to compare them to. The reviews on amazon are few, but do share some differences from the Bowflex system (frankly the only other brand i was aware had them).
http://www.amazon.com/Weider-SpeedWeight-15-50-Adjustable-Dumbbell/product-reviews/B005AEQ66I/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

hope that helps.

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Also known as how to become the most unpopular guy on the block with your FedEx delivery guy.

zeta30


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first2summit wrote:Yeah, looking at them, I don't think I'd be that crazy about the length of the weights either but are they any different from the other systems?



We have the 52lb Bowflex dumbbell set and have the same issue with the length. Like others said you just compensate. I usually use them with a neutral grip if doing shoulders or chest.

giolee88


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zeta30 wrote:We have the 52lb Bowflex dumbbell set and have the same issue with the length. Like others said you just compensate. I usually use them with a neutral grip if doing shoulders or chest.



out of curiosity...do these come in, say, a more compact 50lb version w/ 25lb on ea side & 0.5lb increments? Says the 95lb weakling...

Cirrius


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jthebird1977 wrote:
The stand is too short to hang clothes on it without them wrinkling. ;p



Important information, this.

coynedj


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first2summit wrote:Yeah, looking at them, I don't think I'd be that crazy about the length of the weights either but are they any different from the other systems?



I have a PowerBlock set, and they are much shorter than these.

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Chicago71


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zeta30 wrote:We have the 52lb Bowflex dumbbell set and have the same issue with the length. Like others said you just compensate. I usually use them with a neutral grip if doing shoulders or chest.


I, too, have the Bowflex 52s and the most frustrating thing is the changing of the weight. If it's of similar material, the plastic mechanism that twists to lock in the plates gets really sticky and becomes difficult to rotate. I've skinned my knuckles many times due to that.

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I have a set of adjustable dumbbells from Ironmaster. They were more expensive than these, but also much more compact and the plate changes are very quick.

I couldn't imagine working out with these. Seems very awkward.

jthebird1977 wrote:Her problem is the length of the dumbells. She has narrower shoulders and tends to hit herself in the head with the weights from time to time. (Ok, I did too the first few times i used them, just had to retrain myself for the different size.)

The only other potential frustration is sometimes the dumbells get stuck when changing between weights. I've found that I can't just drop them down and change the weights real fast. They have to be properly seated into their stand and gently change the weight. Then everything works fine.



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jthebird1977 wrote:I own the 100 model. Picked it up at sams last year on a closeout. I like it. My wife, not so much. ;p



Just so we understand.... You like the 100 model but don't like your wife so much? Or you wife doesn't like the model 100? Very important
info if she happens top read this. Now buy her one for Valentines Day!!

jthebird1977


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kokomojoeb wrote:Just so we understand.... You like the 100 model but don't like your wife so much? Or you wife doesn't like the model 100? Very important
info if she happens top read this. Now buy her one for Valentines Day!!



HA! Yeah, she doesn't get involved in all things woot! She won't be reading this.
For clarification though, she doesn't like the 100 and sometimes me, but I like her quite a bit.

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fgarriel


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Will these fit in standard carry-on luggage? I like to be able to work out when I'm traveling.

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alambrose


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Anybody interested in these I would suggest looking at the Ironmaster Dumbbells. The quality (and of course, price) are much higher than these, but then you get what you pay for.

scobeto


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I have owned a set of Powerblocks for several years. They are compact, offer super easy weight changes, and have 2.5lb weight increments. Probably cost more, but are far superior to these or the Bowflex variety, IMO. If you are looking for a set for P90X or other program requiring frequent weight changes, I couldn't recommend anything more than a set of the Powerblocks.

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I got mine delivered OK but upon assembly, found that I could not mount the "cradle trays" to the base. From the photos it appeared that my trays were thicker and not designed to be mounted on the base. I contacted Weider and they sent me the correct pieces. So now I have the completed raised base unit with cradle trays, as well as two additional trays that can sit on the floor.