Best Things About Bowflex Home Gyms
The Top Ten
Since this is the ultimate goal of any piece of gym equipment, this should be number one. The Bowflex really does work. Combine having a large number of exercises so you don't get bored with the smooth resistance so you get a good burn and the free range of motion so you get a more complete workout and you get a home gym that is great for building muscle and losing fat.
I got mine online from the Bowflex site, saved $500, and had it show up on my front porch within a couple of weeks. Since I couldn't have fit the thing in my car anyway, it was a perfect win, win scenario.
Go from squats to bench press to preacher curls to leg extensions with no problem.
Save time and money, work out from home.
The Ultimate 2 claims over 95 exercises but because of the free range of motion, I've been able to incorporate a few more that aren't even in the manual. Basically, if there is something you want to work, you can do it.
Momentum won't help much here. You are going to feel the resistance through the entire exercise.
You're not going to drop the bar on your neck no matter how much weight you put on. In fact, you'd have to try something pretty boneheaded and work pretty hard at it to hurt yourself at all.
A lot of home gyms let you do leg extensions, but the workout pales in comparison to doing squats. You'll feel it all up and down the front and back of your legs.
Drag it around by yourself with no problem. Where other gyms weigh a ton because they have the combined weight of the plates plus the equipment, depending on the model, a Bowflex only weighs around 200 pounds.
Nice and compact. It's not going to take up too much space.