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PowerBlock for P90X Question
Does anyone use the PowerBlock 9.0 for P90X? If so does the fact that you have to remove the inner weights to change weight hamper your workout. I am torn between the 5.0 and the 9.0 as the 5.0 can be upgraded to 65 lbs which really still is not enough for some back exercises but it doesn’t have the inner weights.

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RE: PowerBlock for P90X Question
8/21/11 5:57 PM as a reply to Ouchigon.
Ok, second thread with 0 respons,,not sure what's up with that!

So I'll answer my own thread. I went with the 9.0 set and the extra weights don't give me any grief. I'm glad I did as I can expand to 135lbs and the change out is quite easy. A little more work then with the 5.0's but well worth it. These weights are amazing and I would recomend them to anyone into looking for a weight set that is compact and reliable. I have used the BowFlex ones and will say the PowerBlocks are way nicer to use. Not as easy to change weight but way better imo.
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RE: PowerBlock for P90X Question
8/21/11 6:05 PM as a reply to Ouchigon.
Ouchigon:
Ok, second thread with 0 respons,,not sure what's up with that!

So I'll answer my own thread. I went with the 9.0 set and the extra weights don't give me any grief. I'm glad I did as I can expand to 135lbs and the change out is quite easy. A little more work then with the 5.0's but well worth it. These weights are amazing and I would recomend them to anyone into looking for a weight set that is compact and reliable. I have used the BowFlex ones and will say the PowerBlocks are way nicer to use. Not as easy to change weight but way better imo.


I have the Powerblock U90s that go up to 90#. I absolutely love them and easy to use with P90X and IMO better than the Selecttechs.
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RE: PowerBlock for P90X Question
8/22/11 2:52 AM as a reply to DrInhale.
Only had them a couple days now but well worth the investment and should last forever if taken care of.
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RE: PowerBlock for P90X Question
8/22/11 7:52 AM as a reply to Ouchigon.
I use the PowerBlocks as well and strongly recommend the 9.0s for two reasons: first, they can expand up to 130 pounds and second they can increase weight in 2.5 pound increments. The 5.0s can only go to 65 and increase in 5 pound increments, which can be a big jump on some moves like the presses and curls. I had Selecttechs and returned them and replaced them with PB. The PB are also much more compact and have a better center of gravity so it is easier to keep your form. Plus on moves like upright rows the Selecttechs are so long that they force your arms out further than they should be. That and the PBs have no dials or bearings to wear out so they will last forever.
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RE: PowerBlock for P90X Question
8/22/11 11:48 AM as a reply to Ouchigon.
I can't answer your question but I just wanted to chime in and say that I love the power blocks/sport blocks. I bought a set of sport blocks when I first started doing P90X in 2008. I'm female so I have the small set that goes up by 3 lbs to 24. They are great and their customer service is terrific as well. I was looking on their website yesterday and saw that they changed the colors on the weights to brighter shades to distinguish between each block better. Mine have the older muted colors so it is harder to tell quickly which one you want. I called up today and they are sending me a set of the clip on colored pieces and the label so that they will be easier to use, free of charge. Very nice people to talk to. I am sure you will enjoy them.
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