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Weider SpeedWeight 2 The Weider 100 lb. Adjustable SpeedWeight Dumbbell Set is the ultimate in weight training convenience. You’ll never have to buy another set of weights again. With a fast and easy adjustment, you can quickly select between 8 weight settings.
Features: (2) 50 lb. Adjustable Dumbbells
The SpeedWeight 100 dumbbells adjust from 15 to 50 pounds.
Keep your weights in a safe place and your workout area clutter free with this convenient storage stand (included).
6 Workouts on 3 DVDs (Endurance, Strength, Strength and Power) Weights Adjust from 15 to 50 lbs. in 5 lb. increments
Fast and Easy Adjustment Cast Iron Weight Plates Ergonomic Hand Grips Commercial Construction
Specifications: Weight Range: 15 to 50 lbs. (6.8 to 22.6 kg) for each dumbbell Weight Settings: 8 Weight Settings in pounds: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 pounds Weight (Each): 50 pounds / 22.6 kg Storage Stand Included DVD Workout Set Included
3-Phase Workout Plan
Each workout, designed by a Certified Personal Trainer, delivers incredible results! Phase 1 will increase endurance, Phase 2 improves your strength and Phase 3 boosts your strength and power. Each phase features a chest, back and core workout and a shoulders, arms and legs workout to targets different muscle groups for a total-body transformation!
Adjustable Speed Weights from Weider
10-45 lbs. per dumbbell
15-50 lbs. per dumbbell
15-60 lbs. per dumbbell
8 per dumbbell
8 per dumbbell
10 per dumbbell
Weight Settings in lbs. (per dumbbell)
10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45lbs. 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 lbs.
15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 lbs. Stand Included
Yes, with Storage Trays
Yes, with Storage Trays
Yes, with Storage Trays DVD Set Included
- Item Weight: 150 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 56 pounds
- Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
- Shipping Advisory:: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B005AEQ66I
- Item model number: WSAW10011
Weider Speed Weights: A sweet 50lb setup with rack.
I was initially bummed that I couldn’t get the Bowflex… until I set up the Weider system. From the start, I LOVE the way the weight is dialed-in on the Weiders; you just grab the handle like you are ready to lift, and twist the handle itself to the desired weight (unlike the selector setup on one end of the Bowflex system). I find myself grabbing both weights even before I know the currently selected weight, then I click both weights over to what I need and boo yaa, I’m ready to roll. Also, you can hold the dumbbell handles on the rack and do dips. Not too deep though, as my knees hit the ground before I can get as low as I would like. Still cool though, and better than chair dips. This is something you could NOT accomplish with the Bowflex rack. The Weider rack is minimalistic, no wheels, sturdy, and the dumbbell tray surface is flat. The BowFlex rack looks… like something you’d wheel around a hospital.
Now, honestly I like the functionality of the Weiders better than the Bowflex, but the truth of the matter is that the Bowflex setup allows for a lot more weight configurations:
BowFlex: Weight Settings in pounds: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 52.5 pounds.
Weider: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50.
I really don’t miss the fact that I can’t dial in 5lbs or 7.5lbs. But I sure wish I had a 10lb setting. And 12.5, 17.5, and 22.5lb settings would be a nice way to increase what you’re lifting. With the Weiders, shoulder circles at 15lbs is currently too much for me. But I’m weak and feeble. Hopefully, once I get dedicated to the cause, 10lb dumbbells will be useless to my grotesquely overdeveloped upper body. Don’t judge me.
The Weider’s have some plastic parts on their Speed Weight system. I can’t see the plastic parts surviving forever, but who knows. You certainly don’t want to be banging the ends of the weights together, as I am apt to do whenever doing dumbbell presses. If any part of this system goes, I’ll be sure to post an update review. Three weeks so far, and no problems.
The weights are definitely bulky. From end-to-end, they measure just under 18 and a half inches long each. You’ve got about 5 inches of handle to grab and each end is about 6 and a half inches. So they’re gonna bump every now and again as your using them.
The Weider Speed Weight system also came with a Nutrition booklet and a three-DVD Workout video. Three phases: 1.Endurance; 2.Strength; 3.Strength&Power. A nice little addition to the package, but I can’t review it’s usefulness here. I’m barely able to type on this here keyboard after P90X, so I have not had an opportunity to view the Weider videos.
All that said, I suggest clicking over to the Weider website and watching the Weider Speed Weight product video. You can get a better sense of size and dimension from the video. [...]
Awesome Alternative To Bowflex & Power-Block Dumbbells
Have been considering a set of adjustable dumbbells for a while. The inexpensive sets all had horribly inconsistent reviews, so I had narrowed down to the Bowflex Select-Tech 552 or Power-Blocks. Was able to see both in person and wasn’t very impressed. Power-Blocks are very odd in that they are effectively a square cage with the handle in the middle; which is very awkward and risks trapping your wrist if you ever lose control of a weight. The display model Select-Tech 552 already had one of the end knobs jammed and unable to change the weight. Choosing between the two, I had decided to give the Bowflex a chance and was patiently waiting for one of the rare (2 or 3X per year) sales when they toss in either the bench or stand for free.
Stumbled across the Weider Speed-Weights on Amazon and on the surface they looked good; except for the lack of reviews. Internet search turned up very little info except for the slick Weider commercials, which give very little real info. Was hesitant, as Weider isn’t necessarily a name associated with high-quality equipment; but finally came across a YouTube review that was favorable [...] and even had a 6-month follow-up review [...].
Took the zero-review risk and ordered the Weider Speed-Weight 90 set. Below are my initial observations (and some comparison to the Select-Tech 552 dumbbells):
SELECTING / LOCKING MECHANISM:
Weider Speed-Weights are amazingly well constructed. Rotating the center handle causes metal locking cams on both sides to slide left & right, which allows them to slip into and out of the center of the weight plates. Plates are painted cast iron. (This compares to the Select-Tech which uses a separate knob on each end to rotate plastic discs that catch a small metal tab riveted onto the plastic coated iron plates.) From an engineering and materials standpoint, the Weider design appears much more robust.
Weider Speed-Weights are a much more symmetrical dumbbell shape. Weight plates are a consistent 6″ diameter, varying in thickness to create the different plate weights. (Compare to Select-Tech with uses plates of equal thickness, but varying in diameter up to a larger 8″.) Total length is 18″ regardless of weight selected. (Compare to Select-Tech 552 at a slightly shorter 15.75″ regardless of weight.) Length of the Weider dumbbells is right at what I’d consider a max usable size; but initial use shows that they’ll function fine for all dumbbell exercises, including overhead and chest presses where they are brought together at the top of the motion.
Probably the one area where the Weider is at a disadvantage. The Speed-Weight 90 dumbbells have 7 settings from 10-lbs to 45-lbs @ 5-lb intervals. (Compare to Bowflex 552 with 15 settings from 5-lbs to 52.5-lbs @ 2.5-lb intervals.) However, the bare Weider handle being twice the weight of the bare Bowflex handle attests to the much more robust sliding metal cam locking system used, so the higher minimum weight is a reasonable tradeoff. The slightly lower maximum can be overcome by choosing either the Speed-Weight 100 or 120 versions of the Weider weights (although at an increase of minimum setting to 15-lbs).
Weight bases are single layer plastic. While thick and rigid enough if cared for, they appear to be a more brittle material then the double layer Bowflex bases. They do, however, each fasten to full size steel baseplates on the included stand with 8 screws; which results in a very rigid mounting platform.
Big win for the Weider Speed-Weight here. It includes a very nice stand as part of the set, whereas both Bowflex Select-Tech (and other brands) require a separate purchase. Stands are a must have accessory, especially when using the higher weight settings, as it both prevents the back strain from lifting weights off the floor and makes it much easier to alight the dumbbells back into position on the bases. Stand itself is incredibly well made. Unlike most home grade exercise equipment with thin metal and tiny tack welds, the Weider stand is built like a tank. Assembly uses eight 3/8″ carriage bolts bolting into ¼” steel brackets with full-length welds. Stand alone is 50+ pounds!
SUMMARY OF PROS/CONS:
- Robust, all metal sliding cam locking system.
- Smaller 6″ diameter.
- High-quality stand included.
- Slightly longer 18″ length.
- Less weight settings.
The Fastest Adjustable Dumbbells Available
A little bit about my background: I’m a personal trainer with a set of Ironmaster dumbbells that go up to 120lbs and I love it to death – changing weight on it however, isn’t the fastest and it would take 30secs-1min depending on the amount of weights needed, normally this isn’t a problem at all when I’m working with heavy weights and could use the rest in between. It’s when I want to do dropsets till failure such as with my biceps and triceps that the large amount of rest is a stickler.
I was searching a long time for a cheap set of light adjustables when I stumbled upon these in Sports Authority as a display item for only $200 WITH the stand!! That’s nearly half off retail! There was a set of Bowflex Selecttech going for $400 (without stand) and a set of Gold’s for $350 (with stand – the Gold’s is actually the rebranded “Weider Core” adjustable dumbbells or the other way around). So I had the time to try them all before making my decision.
The Weider Speed Weight sets wins hands down when it comes to speed.
Weider could change between weights in 1 second, Bowflex took around 3-5 seconds and the Gold’s about the same. This is due to how the Weider system works, all you do is twist the HANDLE to select what you need and lift off the stand as opposed to lining up the 2 dials on the Bowflex or lifting the 2 tabs on the Gold’s.
Twist. Lift. Replace. Twist. Repeat. I LOVE this.
In terms of durability, there really isn’t any difference between any of the dumbbells, they all had plastic parts and are not the type that I would feel safe to drop to the floor (as opposed to my all steel/cast iron Ironmasters – seriously look into this set if you want something that lasts a lifetime) Since this was a display item however, it’s been there for a while and picked up by any number of people with probably some abuse. It’s a little scratched but everything works fine, so that’s a plus in my book – on the other hand, one of the display model Bowflex was already broken and unable to change weights.
There have been some complaints on ALL adjustable dumbbells about the weights sticking and I didn’t know what they meant until I brought my Weider set home.
I had no problems with the dumbbells at the store, but at home the weights started sticking together a little. It turns out that to avoid the weights sticking together you’d have to have a completely level floor. I brought out my level tool and my floor actually has a slight slant – hence gravity is causing this little annoyance, it just means I’d have to wiggle a bit to lift and replace the dumbbells.
Overall, I found this to be one of the better adjustable dumbbells around. Given the choice between this and the Bowflex at the same price, I believe I would still go for the Weiders every time. The length of the dumbbells is a drawback, but the speed of the weight change is what I’m mostly buying this set for.
That and it was only $200.
great set of weights
Great weight set for the price!!
Now, there is ONE thing which I want to mention that hopefully many will find helpful ( I know I would have if it had been mentioned in the instruction manual!!) When you open up the boxes with the weights you will find dark grey hard plastic brackets which the weights can fit on perfectly. The instructions tell you to secure these brackets to the rack with the included screws (8 on each side). However, on first glance the holes on the underside of the brackets are too big for the size of the screws so it’s wasn’t readily apparent (and not mentioned) that you have to UNSCREW THE 8 SCREWS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BRACKETS IN ORDER TO SEPARATE THE TOP FROM THE BOTTOM AND BE ABLE TO THEN SET THAT TOP PART ON TOP OF THE RACK ARMS WHICH YOU WILL THEN SECURE TO SAID RACK ARMS WITH THE 8 SCREWS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED (NOT THE ONES YOU UNSCREWED BUT THE ONES IN THE PLASTIC PARTS CASE). In addition, the bracket has fragile plastic posts (I broke two of them by accident but Crazy Glue seemed to do the trick) that extend slightly from the bottom corresponding to where the screws will secure it to the rack. I mention this so you don’t panic and think you somehow got the wrong parts in the shipment. Once secured however, the brackets are sturdy and I’ve not had a problem with them while racking and re-racking the weights.
The set also comes with a pretty cool menu and shopping list inside and 3 workout discs for the included program. I watched the first disc and while it definitely seems like a slicked up studio production (the girl especially is a little "stiff") some of the exercises were pretty decent and showed you how you could utilize the weights for the different workouts. If you actually want to see their slick infomercial type video go to their website…it may be worth a look if only to see the different things they use the weights for.
All in all I’m very pleased with the purchase so far but will definitely post a followup in a few months to see if they continue to hold up. If you are interested an adjustable weight set that comes WITH a rack (thereby saving you $130) and is pretty effortless to use you really can’t go wrong with these.
-Mechanisms for weights switching appears to be completely metal on inside (my concern about bowflex plastics)
-The handle switching is very easy, and the fact I have to line up the weights on the included stand is only a bonus for the workout. After doing it every day for several weeks, I’ve become so proficient I don’t even notice it.
-I’ve really been able to push the muscles I’m working on with the quick switching down x5. I thought triceps overheads were awkward at first, but by holding the weights together it forces a stricter isolation and prevents me from pushing my elbows out. It works out very well.
-It’s still $300
-the weights clink a little, so there is noise, but as I usually listen to music, it’s not a bother. I’m not doing silent ninja workout
As i’ve only had these for nearly a month, I’ll update my review regarding their longevity further down the road. So far though it is promising.
Very sturdy and easy to use
I am very happy with how easy it is to change the weight settings.
I am very happy with how sturdy the weights feel when lifting (they don’t shift around much).
Overall, the weights just feel high quality.
Things I don’t Like:
The Plastic base that the weights rest in – one of the plastic ridges cracked within a few weeks of using the set. You have to be careful to set the weights directly into the base and pull them straight out to avoid the risk of cracking the base. The weight set still works, but I’m having to be careful not to crack the base further.
Overall, still very happy with the set.