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Ironmaster quicklock dumbbells back in stock MSRP ($869)

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I don't know if its a deal, but Ironmaster quicklock dumbbells are back in stock for MSRP $869 with stand and free shipping. I know some people have been waiting forever for these to get back in stock.

I like them. They feel better than powerblocks. It really doesn't take that long to make weight changes. I'll gladly sacrifice the speed for the overall better feel and construction; but I understand why a lot of people prefer powerblocks.
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Buying this, with the additional weight kit, is one of the best purchases I've ever made. My only regret is not buying these before covid hit.
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How are those compared to PowerBlocks?
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Have and LOVE these dumbbells. Got on black Friday sale a few years ago
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$870 what a joke post
Yeah, I get it. Pre-covid you could get these for $500ish when they went on sale. But I guess you haven't noticed, things have changed. I find it odd that I'm the first person to tell you this but there have been some things going on over the past couple of years. I don't want to get into details because I can tell you are the sensitive type; but supply chain problems and inflation have increased the price of everything. Welcome to the present, son. Maybe you can build a time machine and go back 4-5 years and cop these cheaper. Oh, and while you are back there, put some money in Dogecoin. You will thank me later.
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I bought these back in Nov. 2016 and love them. I paid $819 back then, so $869 6 years later, through a pandemic and the highest inflation in 40+ years, I'd say that's a steal for the best adjustable dumbbells on the market.
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Ironmaster gear is in every way superior to Power Blocks except speed of weight change. If someone is a casual weight lifter powerblocks are a fine enough choice, they really are. If you are more serious and will be lifting 100+ pounds per hand, dropping them, and want something to last a lifetime then ironmaster wins with ease.
Serious weight lifter here. I worked in gym management for 10 years at 4 major universities on top of years of training. I've been around every manner of equipment. Trained in multiple styles. Have an exercise science degree. One thing is a universal truth. Unless you are powerlifting or there is an emergency/threat of injury, you shouldn't be dropping weights that are not designed for impact. Period.
If you can't control it, you aren't lifting correctly. Probably 9/10 times a weight falls in a gym, it is the person's ego looking for attention.
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Serious weight lifter here. I worked in gym management for 10 years at 4 major universities on top of years of training. I've been around every manner of equipment. Trained in multiple styles. Have an exercise science degree. One thing is a universal truth. Unless you are powerlifting or there is an emergency/threat of injury, you shouldn't be dropping weights that are not designed for impact. Period.
If you can't control it, you aren't lifting correctly. Probably 9/10 times a weight falls in a gym, it is the person's ego looking for attention.
I've been lifting 4x longer than you have been in gym management; and have won competitions. I have to take exception to your 9/10 times rule. If you are not lifting to failure every single set, you are doing it wrong (if hypertrophy is your goal). Lifting to failure means you will occasionally get into trouble and have to dump a weight. That's the universal truth. It has nothing to do with ego.

That is my problem with powerblocks. The main advantage of powerblocks is dropsets. However, if you are not doing dropsets to absolute failure then you shouldn't be doing dropsets. Again, going to failure means you may have to dump or drop a weight and powerblocks aren't designed to drop. So powerblocks are designed to fail at the one thing they are good for.
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I've been lifting 4x longer than you have been in gym management; and have won competitions. I have to take exception to your 9/10 times rule. If you are not lifting to failure every single set, you are doing it wrong (if hypertrophy is your goal). Lifting to failure means you will occasionally get into trouble and have to dump a weight. That's the universal truth. It has nothing to do with ego.

That is my problem with powerblocks. The main advantage of powerblocks is dropsets. However, if you are not doing dropsets to absolute failure then you shouldn't be doing dropsets. Again, going to failure means you may have to dump or drop a weight and powerblocks aren't designed to drop. So powerblocks are designed to fail at the one thing they are good for.
I respect your dedication to the lifestyle. It's why I was in the profession as well as why I have the educational and training background that I do. I wish more people took health and fitness more seriously.
However, with all do respect, your years of experience exercising do not automatically make you right. If we really wanted to play the numbers game, I've probably been in more fitness facilities across the country, experienced more equipment, worked alongside more vendors and equipment developers in the industry and spent more cumulative hours in fitness facilities over the last two decades than you. That isn't even bringing the kinesiology degree into the equation.

Your assessment of hypertrophy is only partially true but I won't get into the physiological processes that I actually have a degree in. Just understand that the way you have presented it is an oversimplification and not the only means of hypertrophy (by a long shot).

All of that being said, I was very clear in my statement and stand by it. Unless you are performing an exercise where the weight is DESIGNED to be dropped or if you are experiencing an emergency or threat of injury, dropping the weight is not necessary or advised. You can train to failure and still control the descent. If you can't, you need a spotter or a different weight.

Again, focus on what I'm saying here. If the weight is DESIGNED to be dropped over and over, that is one thing. Dumbbells are not designed for it. Over time, they will warp and damage. It simply isn't a piece of equipment that is designed for repetitive and regular impact. I don't care what type of dumbbell it is. Even rubber weights will warp over time because of behavior like this.

You are right though, these do have a better shape than PowerBlocks that would be far more durable IF the need arose for them to be dumped. But doing drop sets absolutely does not require you to dump the weight every time. That mentality is from the bro-school of training that you develop after years and years of seeing and emulating what you think you should do. It doesn't make it the right way and the good news is, it is never too late to learn something new.

At the end of the day, you can treat your own dumbbells how you choose. I can promise you that I will lose zero hours of sleep knowing that you will continue to drop your dumbbells. However, I will never agree that continuous dropping of heavy equipment that was never designed to be dropped is the correct way of doing something.
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Serious weight lifter here. I worked in gym management for 10 years at 4 major universities on top of years of training. I've been around every manner of equipment. Trained in multiple styles. Have an exercise science degree. One thing is a universal truth. Unless you are powerlifting or there is an emergency/threat of injury, you shouldn't be dropping weights that are not designed for impact. Period.
If you can't control it, you aren't lifting correctly. Probably 9/10 times a weight falls in a gym, it is the person's ego looking for attention.
I don't drop my dumbbells unless I have an oh crap moment which is why I have 30+ year old dumbbells that still look great today but I am realistic enough to know the people on this site looking at this deal are home gym lifters. The weights will get dropped, period. Ironmaster dbs will hold up just fine for decades when it happens and powerblocks won't.
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get after it!
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I don't drop my dumbbells unless I have an oh crap moment which is why I have 30+ year old dumbbells that still look great today but I am realistic enough to know the people on this site looking at this deal are home gym lifters. The weights will get dropped, period. Ironmaster dbs will hold up just fine for decades when it happens and powerblocks won't.
True. Hopefully most people understand that they aren't meant to be dropped all the time but you never know. I'm not sure anyone can make legitimate claims regarding the longevity of these dumbbells lasting decades since the product itself hasn't even been around for two decades but I understand your point. I agree that the design has better potential for long term use than PowerBlocks purely because of the lack of plastic that will eventually deteriorate in PowerBlocks and render them useless (after many years, and careful use). I'm always leary of companies that offer lifetime warranties when they haven't necessarily shown that they will be around 10 years down the line but it is a bonus that they offer it and I would be interested to hear from anyone that may have gone through their replacement warranty process
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True. Hopefully most people understand that they aren't meant to be dropped all the time but you never know. I'm not sure anyone can make legitimate claims regarding the longevity of these dumbbells lasting decades since the product itself hasn't even been around for two decades but I understand your point. I agree that the design has better potential for long term use than PowerBlocks purely because of the lack of plastic that will eventually deteriorate in PowerBlocks and render them useless (after many years, and careful use). I'm always leary of companies that offer lifetime warranties when they haven't necessarily shown that they will be around 10 years down the line but it is a bonus that they offer it and I would be interested to hear from anyone that may have gone through their replacement warranty process
Ironmaster has been around since 1979, I don't know if you are confusing them with someone else. I believe the adjustable dbs have been around since 2000 so they are more recent.
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