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Anyone Have a Bowflex?

Discussion in 'Health' started by timofthehill, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    timofthehill

    timofthehill [OP] Timmy

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    Hello everyone,
    I have been looking into a bowflex lately and wondering if you could help me out.. I need to get back in shape and once I am in shape to stay that way.. Going to the gym is hard to find a place close to home and be open at the time I can get there due to the hours I usually work. On top of all this, I have had a hip replacement about 2-3 years ago, cuz of an accident that happened 5 years ago.. I need to keep the muscle up in my legs to makesure that I don't mess anything up. So I just wanted to see how good it is when it comes to legs, abs and chest and arms? Also I wanted to see if you hated bowflex or loved bowflex?
    Thanks everyone,
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  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    my dad had one of the original power rod systems and they worked great for legs and arms. I think abs were kind of difficult to do on them. I recently bought the bowflex select tech dumbell 1090 system for myself. I think dumbells are the way to go now. There really is not anything you can't do with them and a weight bench.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    Asgard

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    Bowflex isn't worth the money IMO. I went with an Olympic size weight bench, barbell and dumbells.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    07tacomatrd

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    i have the PR3000 and i like it, its easy to use and change to different exercises, however with it there isnt a whole lot you can do in the way of leg exercises. also it only comes with the "210lbs" resistance so getting the 100lb upgrade is a must (even though i havent). i mostly got my bowflex because its kid friendly and what i felt like a 5year old wouldnt get hurt on as easy as something else. all in all i would get it again and i am pleased with it.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    join a gym.

    24 hr fitness is $300 for 2 years.

    They are open 24 hours a day to accommodate your work schedule
     
  6. Feb 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    I have trained alot over the last 20 years and I have had my bowflex for 11 years, I will say it is the most quality piece of equipment I have ever used. It takes some getting used to, as the max poundage is at peak contraction of the muscle, as we get older the free weights and barbells play hell with our joints, this machine really helps with that!!!

    Top notch as far as I am concerned!
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    Caduceus

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    Not all gyms are open 24/7, and not all towns have a gym. Or a nearby town.

    Besides, I'd rather drop $1000 of my own money and have a home gym than pay to go. Plus it'll last me and my family a lifetime.

    Of course, for that money, it'd be a motley collection of Craigslist and garage sale rejects :D
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    I had a bowflex, never used it. I always drove to the gym to work out.
     
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