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Bowflex SelectTech 552 VS 1090

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Are you in the market for a new set of weights? Maybe an upgrade? I started with just a small light set of dumbbells and have since upgraded as I needed heavier weights, but was short on space. Here is my review of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 VS 1090.


What Are BowFlex SelectTech?

I’ll start with explaining what the Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells actually are.  The SelectTech 552 and 1090 are very similar in how they function and the amount of space they take up. Here is a side by side comparison on what they have to offer with both similarities and differences. 

 34  Dumbbells Replaced  30
 27.75″ L x 20.5″ W x 24.5″ H (70.5 x 52 x 62.2 cm)  Dimensions-Stand  27.75″ L x 20.5″ W x 24.5″ H (70.5 x 52 x 62.2 cm)
 17.5″ L x 10″ W x 10″ H (44.4 x 24.2 x 5.3 cm) (Each) Dimensions-Dumbbells  15.75″ L x 8″ W x 9″ H (40 x 20 x 23 cm) (Each)
Each dumbbell adjusts from 10 to 90 lbs. WEIGHT RANGE Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52 lbs.
10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, and 90 lbs. WEIGHT SETTINGS
(EACH DUMBBELL)
5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 52.5 lbs.
Extra weight for lower body workouts HIGHLIGHTS Full body strength and toning
FREE SELECTTECH™ TRAINING APP FREE
3 Years WARRANTY 2 Years

 

Here is a quick video link to check out so you can see the 552’s and the 1090’s side by side.


Are The Bowflex SelecTech’s For Me?

Overall, both the Bowflex SelectTech 552’s and the 1090’s are both an excellent choice for their versatility, functionality, cost effectiveness and space saving.  Depending on your fitness level and your need the 552’s were plenty to start and got me through my first rounds of P90X, P90X2, and P90X3. It wasn’t until I added Body Beast to my workout regimen that I needed to up my weights over what the 552’s had to offer.  The 1090’s are more expensive, but I had no trouble selling my used 552’s when I was ready to upgrade.


I hope this quick post gave you the information you were looking for and more! If you are currently looking for a program you can do at home to put your SelectTech’s to good use please feel free to fill out the form below and I will get back to you so we can get you started ASAP!!


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