Get Cut and Cut down Clutter with the Powerblock Sport 5.0
This entry was posted on December 3, 2014.
The Powerblock Sport 5.0 is a machine for those who want increased control over their strength training without taking up a lot of space. Why use 10 pairs of dumbbells to get a 550 pound range of weights when you can invest in a single set of dumbells with adjustable weights?
The value of dumbbells is well known for strength and power trainers, and it lies in flexibility. It also holds a lot of benefits for muscle mass. You can do assisted crunches, standing lifts, asymmetrical lifts, and weighted lunges with a good set of dumbbells. Building up a proper collection, however, is expensive and space-consuming. The individual cost of a given set of dumbbells can pile up, and that’s without buying or building a proper storage unit to hold your equipment.
The Powerblock Sport bypasses all of this by putting all your weight needs into a single pair of units. The key lies in the adjustable weight inserts the Powerblock uses. Plug in the inserts to the weight you want, and you’re lifting right away. The total storage space for the units takes up no more room than a mere two large dumbbells requires.
The Powerblock comes with increments of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 pounds per hand. You can further boost the weight by picking up a 20 pound optional add on, raising it to 65 pounds per hand. This gives you the flexibility to do high-rep low-weight exercises, or high-weight pure strength building workouts.
Building up body strength can help out for all kinds of lifting competitions, be they power lifting or dumbbell competitions. For example, the National Youth Championships will be hosted in St. Joseph, Missouri in June. Six months is shorter than you think, so if you are a youth competitor, why not get a leg up on the competition with a new, effective training tool?
Fitness Expo sells Powerblock units, and their staff knows how to teach you to get the most use out of them. There are locations in Kenner, Shreveport, Metairie, Mandeville, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; they also have a store in Jackson, Mississippi. If you need to get a Powerblock and understand it, the staff will help you out.