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    Weider Crossbow


    I like to use free weights in my home gym but have been looking at add'l equip to add.  Been reading about the Weider Crossbow.  Although I normally distrust anything from Weider, this looks pretty good and feedback I've heard seems good, too.  Weight goes up to 440lbs.  Anyone heard anything?

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    looks curiosly like a bowflex , its resistance, cant suck too bad if its not a bunch of money
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    It costs $ 650 with the weight add-on to 440 lbs.  Looks pretty solid but once again it's a Weider product.
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    I'd get the Bowflex so you don't have to support Weider crockery
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    Originally posted by Biggin
    I'd get the Bowflex so you don't have to support Weider crockery
    ill second that. I wouldnt think bowflex would cost you too much more. (thats if you are set on a homegym and not able to afford free weights, benches, racks, and all them good stuff) im not saying this cuz its a debate between weider product and bowflex, but bowflex is def. proven and worthe the money for a c"omplete" (cough) home gym. Sage
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    yep. they're really not that bad, I've seen a few before and the quality seems good for what it is... would never really trust or give that much money to Weider though
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    For the same weight and options Bowflex is three times as much.  I always thought they were overpriced.  I was hoping someone might have seen or used the Crossbow.  I agree with you about Weider but saving bucks is a good idea when possible.
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    There's also that Gold's Gym machine that I sometimes see. I think it's called the powerflex or something like that. I don't know how much it costs or how it works exactly, but except for the fact that it doesn't have rods the setup looks kind of similar.
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    I have seen both infomercials and like the Cross Bow better than the Bowflex
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    Thanks for the reply.  That's what I thought too.  Still looking for someone who's seen it in person or tried it.
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    i think Sears actually has it in the store... i'm pretty sure mine does... i've played around with it... i'm not fond of machines for compound work... i can spend far less and get a better free weight setup
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    I tried one out at Sears just for the heck of it and the resistance felt more like a Soloflex, which sucks. I've tried the bowflex and liked it a lot better, the resistance was more consistent through the movement. If I had to build a home gym I would go with those Power blocks and a good bench though much cheaper and true weight just feels better to me. Hope that helps.
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    make sure you keep a bar with heavy weight for deadlifts.... I think neither of these machines allow that excercise.
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