It is what it is. It wasn't hard to assemble. It is quality tubing. Glad I didn't pay that extra $50 for that other companies product just because of their name.
I am enjoying this product, but previous reviews have me keeping the length of time these will work at this level in mind. The only issue I have is that I sometimes feel that I've adjusted it enough "clicks" for it to either take off weights or add them back on, and sometimes it takes a little more than I'd expect. I have another product by Stamina that I'm enjoying as well - so far, so good on both!
Really happy with the purchase, especially when you look online for extra coupon codes. For push-ups, simply place them parallel, shoulder width apart, and voila~ wonderful push-up bars that won't move around! They also make wonderful ankle-locks (if that is the right term to use) for sit-ups when you wedge both feet in between one dumbbell and its holder. The 25-lb ones are not heavy enough for this. Have been using these with my boyfriend for biceps curls, triceps extensions, kickbacks, squats, and lunges with wonderful results. We do a set in the morning, after coming home, and before sleeping. All without having to pick workout outfits and drive to find parking. Great time and gas saver, and no need for membership fees, too! When we first started using these, it was hard to place dumbbells in and out quickily, but that is okay now with practice. However, after 2 months of constant usage, we still cannot figure out which way to turn increases weight and which decreases; the numbers are not easily visible in dim lighting conditions. The turning motion feels pretty unnatural for my small hands. The grips are also a little big for my hands, so I need a pair of bike/exercise gloves for better grip and to prevent calluses. Overall, a great all-in-one gym workout for very little space and a great long-term money saver. Haven't used other adjustable dumbbells, but these get the job done well for us.
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