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    No more gym membership.. Home workout?


    I recently moved and haven't gotten a new gym memberhip.
    Instead, the new house has a bowflex with weight extensions, pull up bar,
    perfect pushup grips, and a set of adjustable dumbell that go up to
    45lbs. Should I breakdown and get another gym membership of is this enough?
    I am interested in gaining muscle and keeping bodyfat off. And if I don't do free
    weights for a while and just do the bowflex, how will that effect my
    overall strength?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoarsenal View Post
    I recently moved and haven't gotten a new gym memberhip.
    Instead, the new house has a bowflex with weight extensions, pull up bar,
    perfect pushup grips, and a set of adjustable dumbell that go up to
    45lbs. Should I breakdown and get another gym membership of is this enough?
    I am interested in gaining muscle and keeping bodyfat off. And if I don't do free
    weights for a while and just do the bowflex, how will that effect my
    overall strength?
    I was dumb enough to buy a bowflex a few years ago. One of the worst products I ever bought. I didn't gain anything AND I WAS CURLING THE EQUIVALENT TO 95 LBS WITH ONE ARM...according to their machine. I guess 95lbs on the bowflex means 20 lbs of actual weight.
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    I also have dumbells, but I tried chest on it yesterday and I'm
    very sore
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoarsenal View Post
    I also have dumbells, but I tried chest on it yesterday and I'm
    very sore
    try benching the weight you're using with the bowflex with free weights, it's a big difference. idk if you have the model with the plates or the "power rod" one. I had the power rod model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    try benching the weight you're using with the bowflex with free weights, it's a big difference. idk if you have the model with the plates or the "power rod" one. I had the power rod model.
    I don't have acess to free weights bro.... Just the bowflex and ya there is a bit of a difference but isn't too far off. For example on incline bench on bowflex I rep 80 lbs on each side ( which adds up to repping 160. But on free weights I rep off 185 for the same amount of reps
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoarsenal View Post
    I don't have acess to free weights bro.... Just the bowflex and ya there is a bit of a difference but isn't too far off. For example on incline bench on bowflex I rep 80 lbs on each side ( which adds up to repping 160. But on free weights I rep off 185 for the same amount of reps
    what model do you have? I had the "Blaze"
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    If you can afford it, get yourself a power rack and a set of free weights and you have yourself a viable home gym that will last you a lifetime.
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    I agree save up. I bought power blocks that go up to 50lbs. Very usefull and i also have a pull up bar. But for chest you NEED HEAVY WEIGHTS and for legs and back.
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    Yup, I maxed out blowflex bench today. 500lbs!

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    Theres nothing like the gym environment...

    Lets put it this way, you'll never have cute girls walking around your home gym for motivation...
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