What do you guys think of BOWFLEX?
- 02-23-2008, 09:46 AMBoard Moderator
- 5'10" 205 lbs.
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- Jun 2007
- Tampa, FL
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well, a bowflex you have access to is better than a full weight set that you dont really i'd be that if you are just starting, you can make some decent progress the first year even on bowflex.This space for rent
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- 03-03-2008, 12:53 AM
I think if you are gonna buy a bow flex you should look at craigslist.com first.
I've seen them as low as $150 dollars locally. All them are listed as lightly used.
- 03-03-2008, 06:38 AM
03-07-2008, 05:44 PM
I didn't start bulking up BUT it did get strong enough to not look like a total wimp at the gym. After a month or so I started hitting up free weights and a year later I'm at 190 lbs. or so now.
Use the bowflex to make sure you want to really stick with it since you already have it and it's free. I doubt you get ripped with it but its a way to learn exercise techniques and get used to working out and so on. Hope this helped a little.
03-07-2008, 06:12 PM
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- Jan 2004
- Northeastern United States
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It is resistance training and I still don't understand why people think they won't gain as much muslce as using free weights. That just doesn't make any sense. I do understand the fact that it is just too expensive and that with free weights you have more options for different exercises. With most free weight exercises though the resistance drops at certain points throughout the range of motion. With the bowflex you get resistance throughout the entire range of motion. Also it was created after free weights, and there haven't really been any advances in free weights. It was also created by the man that created the Nautlis Machines in gyms.
03-08-2008, 02:28 AM
The whole ploy about "continual resistance" is a marketing scam. The sale of spring loaded exercisers dates way way back. Why have they been so heavily marketed? Because they are cheaper to ship than a butt load of plates, and dumbbells.
My other website details this:
Spring Exercisers on Forgottenmuscle.com
Besides if they showcased a bunch of plates, and dumbbells on a late night infomercial, you would just say...wtf would I pay for that crap when I could probably get it locally at the local ****'s?
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