The SelectTeck 1090’s are an upgraded version of the SelectTech 552, as it starts off at 10lbs and goes up to 90lbs. This dumbbell helps save even more space than the 552’s because it takes the place of 17 sets of weights (34 individual weights) while the 552’s is at 15 sets. Just like the 552’s they are amazing at turning any room into a workout area with the option of changing rooms very easy.
The 1090’s go up by 5 lbs increments, which can allow you to very quickly, add weight to your exercises every workout…. It will lead to fantastic strength gains and stronger a looking physic! Also because of the more weight, these dumbbells are perfect for leg workouts as those muscles are naturally stronger than the muscles on your upper body and will need more weight as you start working out. Again these work great with a weight bench (Bowflex 3.1 and Bowflex 5.1) these work the same way as the 552’s with the dial that you turn to select your weight and begin your exercise. These also include "Secrets of the 4-Step Rep" DVD with more than 30 exercises to choose from!
- The max weight of 90lbs is more than enough for most lifters
- Takes the place of 17 set of weights
- Better for lower body exercises with the extra weight vs the 552’s
- If you are a beginner and want to invest in these weights, it comes with a DVD to help you get started
- As with the 552’s the overall size of the dumbbell might take some time to get used to
The warranty on these dumbbells is 3 years on all parts.
My conclusion on the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 adjustable dumbbells is although as a beginner you could still use these dumbbells and you for sure won't have to upgrade anytime soon, I would say these are geared towards more experienced lifters as they will probably jump to the heavier weight a lot sooner so the extra the money spent will be utilized a lot faster. A beginner might take a few years before they get up to the more substantial weight for some exercises, making it a little harder to justify the price. Bottom line is for experienced lifters; this is a great thing to have for your home, for beginners if you want to spend the money you will be set for a long time, if not the 552's are the better option. Anyway, you look at it; these dumbbells are perfect for working out in the comfort of your own home.