BowFlex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells Review

I remember when the original BowFlex machine came out. It was revolutionary. It allowed you to fit an entire gym in the corner of a room. I want to share my BowFlex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells review, which share this concept of efficiency.

What’s Special About BowFlex SelectTech 552?

BowFlex captivates those looking to be able to perform the most exercises in a minimal space. This is typical one’s home, or better yet, a small corner of a room.

The BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells are adjustable dumbbells. Each one allows you to go from 5 lbs to 52.5 lbs. These adjustments can be made in 2.5 pound increments up tot he first 25 lbs.

My BowFlex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells Review

I’ll be up front. I don’t actually own a pair of BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells. But I have used them before, so my review is based on those few times.

For starters, this is an extreme space saver. Rather than having a rack of dumbbells that take up an entire wall, the BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells take up only as much space as two dumbbells.

The important question is how easy are these to use? We all know that if gym equipment is a pain to use, we’re less likely to exercise. That said, I was surprised at the ease of use when adjusting the weights. BowFlex has greatly enhanced this feature over the years.

Here are my thoughts at a high level:

  • Easy to use
  • Takes up less space than having multiple sets of traditional dumbbells
  • Durability
  • Adjusting the weight is smooth
  • Price is reasonable

BowFlex SelectTech 552 Dumbbell Exercises

I now want to cover some of the exercises you can perform in my BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells review. I’ll stick to the basics (this is assuming you have a bench):

  • Dumbbell shoulder press
  • Dumbbell chest press
  • Dumbbell flyes
  • Lateral raises
  • Overhead tricep extensions
  • Dumbbell rows
  • Front raises
  • Rear delt raises
  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Dumbbell curls
  • Tricep kickbacks

I’m sure I missed a few exercises in my BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells review. There are also variations of the exercises I mentioned above.

Final Thoughts on BowFlex SelectTech 552

If I had a home gym, I would certainly have a pair of BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells. The goal of most home gyms are to take up the least amount to space. And this product does that and then some.

It’s also more motivating to have a product like BowFlex SelectTech 552 dumbbells that are easy to use. Adjusting the weight is smooth and simple, and you can move from one set to the next quickly.

Train with Passion,



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