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Old 09-27-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Anyone use Bowflex full body home gym?

wondering what you guys thought of the pr1000 and pr3000. thanks
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I use the bowflex blaze cause it was on sale
But I find the rods to be pretty optimistic, XD it tells me I can do 70lb bicep curls pretty easily and bench 100, I can probably do half....

But yeah no, As long as you feel the resistance and the burn it really does work, I like it because it's fairly quiet as opposed to my old home gym with the metal weights that go clang clang when you use them so you can't listen to music as easily

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My friend has one of these things...to me its a huge waste of money

invest in a power rack, an adjustable bench, and some weights instead of this over commercialized shit.
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I had one and I sold it because I prefer using real weights. However, they do work (kinda). As long as you have the discipline to work out regularly, you can use just about anything. I remember I had a teacher whose son used weights he made himself from milk jugs and other junk.
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I use one and the rods are not realistic, I bench 1 plate at the gym 4-5 times, and easily bench all the rods 15 times and thats like 250lbs+ of "power rods" I think
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i have no experience using the bowflex, but guys, just cuz it says you're doing a certain exercise with a certain amount of weight resistance doesn't mean that it should directly correspond with a similar free weight exercise. same goes with machines using weight stacks or pneumatic resistance. "mechanical advantage" i believe is the correct term.

...and for the record, free weights are not always better than machines.
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I use one and the rods are not realistic, I bench 1 plate at the gym 4-5 times, and easily bench all the rods 15 times and thats like 250lbs+ of "power rods" I think
I'm running out of power rods for bicep curls I'm at "90 pounds" XD If someone as small as me could do 90 pounds...
My bowflex blaze only goes up to 105 on each side btw
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