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    Question Bowflex?????

    Sup guys.
    What are yalls thoughts on the bowflex.

    Wana here from people who have one or have used one in the past.
    Thanks in advance!

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    My bowflex got me JAAAAAAAACKED!!!

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    I have used a bowflex, one of the newest ones I am prettty sure to. It is sweet machine. I just gett more out of going to a gym. But if you could gett the same motivation/initensity with it in your livinig room iitts a good machine,

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    well that guy on the commercial is jacked and he only uses bowflex ha

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    I think they suck personally but I just like free weights better I've never seen a huge person that only uses a bowflex not saying there might not be a couple out there but I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackamaniac
    I think they suck personally but I just like free weights better I've never seen a huge person that only uses a bowflex not saying there might not be a couple out there but I doubt it.

    Thats interesting that you say that. Do you think it could have anythinig to do with the fact that bowflex controls and limitts range of motion/balance? Therefore neglecting musccles that miight be worked out if free wieghts were used?

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    DON'T BUY THAT GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bought one last year thinking about the time Id save to and from the gym.
    BIG MISTAKE!!! Within six months it was completely wore out. The resistance
    of those stupid bows change through out there motion. For example if your doing a chest press at your normal resistance or weight, the first half of the motion will feel like nothing. If you add resistance to compensate, then the first half of the motion will feel right but the rest will be too hard. copy?
    not to mention if you plan on working out legs you will need to order double the amount of bows. Oh did I mention its GARBAGE!!!! after three months
    my bowflex was falling apart. It became downright dangerous to use. And bowflex knows this !! There always sending me recall notices and bandaid parts to reinforce the machine. Oh lets not forget the class action lawsuit
    info I was sent. Apperantly the tower has come crashing down on owners
    wile doing heavy leg exersize. I paid 2k for that garbage and sold it a few months ago to some cop for 800 bucks. I feel like I totally ripped him off...
    oh well. I hope this helps on your decision. cheers!

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    I didn't know there was a steroid out there called "BOWFLEX." Maybe I'm in the wrong forum or something.

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    i think they do the job if u are only using it to stay toned... but they are deffinetly not great at building much muscle... i wore mine out also... and when i called to get that lifetime warranty on the bows they told me to loosen the screw and turn them 180 degrees... that didn't do shit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reprisal 6
    I didn't know there was a steroid out there called "BOWFLEX." Maybe I'm in the wrong forum or something.
    My sentiments exactly

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    I think all those machines are garbage. They are rickety and hard to use. Note when you see a commercial you only see the person working out do 1 rep then it changes to another exercise, then 1 rep then it changes.....etc. The reason is is because if you saw someone do 10 reps on it, you would see how unstable and uneasy it is. AIMO.

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    2k would buy a lot of free weights
    Last edited by eGGz; 11-05-2005 at 04:44 PM.

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    my wife uses bowflex, i think it just takes up room

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    $2,000 for that piece of shit?

    Spend the money on a powerrack, a bench and an olympic weight set. Leftover money can be spent on bands, chains, and GHR.

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    If your to lazy to get off your ass and get to the gym everyday, then your not serious about your body, and if your not serious about your body, then the Bowflex is perfect for you.

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    Bow Flex Is A Good.. Fix For Some Touch Up Work

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx747
    DON'T BUY THAT GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bought one last year thinking about the time Id save to and from the gym.
    BIG MISTAKE!!! Within six months it was completely wore out. The resistance
    of those stupid bows change through out there motion. For example if your doing a chest press at your normal resistance or weight, the first half of the motion will feel like nothing. If you add resistance to compensate, then the first half of the motion will feel right but the rest will be too hard. copy?
    not to mention if you plan on working out legs you will need to order double the amount of bows. Oh did I mention its GARBAGE!!!! after three months
    my bowflex was falling apart. It became downright dangerous to use. And bowflex knows this !! There always sending me recall notices and bandaid parts to reinforce the machine. Oh lets not forget the class action lawsuit
    info I was sent. Apperantly the tower has come crashing down on owners
    wile doing heavy leg exersize. I paid 2k for that garbage and sold it a few months ago to some cop for 800 bucks. I feel like I totally ripped him off...
    oh well. I hope this helps on your decision. cheers!



    There you go right there...

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    Wish I knew what it is, Or maybe not. Sounds like crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gra
    Wish I knew what it is, Or maybe not. Sounds like crap
    I'm surprised the Infomercials aren't broadcast all over Europe as well.

    http://www.bowflex.com/mMachinePop.a...timate™+2

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    If you are 90 years old lady, than it will do a lot of good for you, otherwise buy free weights

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    2k for that piece of shit. Someone made some good money on that shit

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    I took plant sterols in the 80's and testosterone pills made from dried bull testicles... I even used american gladiator hot anabolic activator... but even I am not wasting my time on a bowflex.... lol

    I actually have an old chrome version of the total gym I got at a garage sale for 40$, its a big heavy one with an old 1970's brown fake leather seat and back pad... it was great for stretching out my muscles before and after the gym, or a fast pump before going to the club...

    bowflex= pile of shit!

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    Thanks for the advice guys!

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