Product FAQ

Some people do not need to expand past 24, 32, or 50 lbs. Also, sometimes for certain exercise programs, the quick changes of the selector pins without the adder weights is an easier transition.

See the Prop 65 website for specifics.

Yes, as long as you do not drop the dumbbells from higher than 12 inches.

The Elite USA set is manufactured at our facility in Owatonna MN. All other sets are manufactured in China.

The Elite USA has a traditional handle grip, is more compact, and is made in our Minnesota factory in the United States. The Elite EXP has a contoured handle grip. They are not compatible with one another.

Elite EXP and Elite USA handles, expansion kits, and bar accessories are not interchangeable between the Elite USA and Elite EXP models.

If you purchased an Elite EXP model you must use Elite EXP accessories, if you purchased an Elite USA you must purchase Elite USA compatible accessories.

We do not recommend dropping PowerBlocks from a height of more than about 6 inches. However, PowerBlocks are warranted for drops up to 12 inches.

All dumbbells are the same. You can change the handles and top weight (rotate them 180 degrees) to change their direction. Watch this video for instructions on how to change PowerBlock dumbbell hand orientation.

For steel weights, a little bit of Armor All Original Protectant is applied to the weights (do not use this on Urethane covered plates). Otherwise, you can wipe them down with a damp cloth and dry them well after use. Do not use chemical cleaners.

They are powder coated, but not all parts will be rust resistant. It is best to keep them away from moisture or temperature changes.

The handles are different sizes on different PowerBlock models and the handles are what is used for the accessories to work with the dumbbells.

Indoors, in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.

No, expansion kits do not mix and match from different handles and series. Contact customer service to see if you have a set that you are unsure of.

No, PowerBlock does not have a trade in program or service.