If you’re like the millions of Americans who have seen those fancy Bowflex infomercials on TV you’ve probably wondered whether they really work. They make working out look so exciting! My story is probably all too familiar. I was your typical over weight, out of shape, middle aged guy who had no control over his eating habits and lifestyle. I had grown fat and lethargic, spending my time watching TV, while devouring heaps of junk food. I was at a low point in my life and had let myself go physically and emotionally.
It was not until I saw one of their well produced infomercials that I became inspired to take control! I had grown sick of wearing sweatpants and not being able to fit into the clothes I liked. I wanted to be proud of my body, not disgusted! After much deliberation I decided to take their 6-week challenge. If I was not 100% satisfied with my results in 6 weeks, I could return it for a complete refund, no questions asked. So here begins me exciting review of the Bowflex Revolution home gym and what it has done for me, and more importantly, what it can do for you.
Your First Bowflex Workout:
My Bowflex Revolution arrived at my door within 2 weeks as promised. Setting up took about an hour. Nothing too crazy here. The instructions are easy to read and clearly written.The first few workouts on my new Bowflex home gym took a little getting used to. What makes the Bowflex Revolution so unique from other fitness equipment is the use of Spiraflex. This is a patented resistance technology that uses an elastic wrapped around a coil to produce highly controlled, natural feeling resistance to create the feel and fast results of free weights. Pretty cool I must say. So does it really do as it claims?
Bowflex Results Explained:
Well, I wouldn’t say it feels exactly like free weights. However, the results from my workouts have been totally blown me away. The Revolution is the real deal. When you perform a movement on the Revolution, the machine apples constant resistance throughout the exercise. In essence, the Bowflex challenges you from the very beginning and to the very end of muscle contraction. And since it applies even tension, you get an incredible pump after every workout. And it doesn’t end there. Due to the controlled and restrictive nature of the exercises (don’t worry you can do a lot of exercises), you are trained to use strict form for faster, better gains. Each rep is performed with maximum results. You won’t be able to sway your body and cheat like you could with free weights.
What I Really Like About The Bowflex Revolution (Benefits):
o Tons of versatility with 100 exercises and 400 variations
o Able to work any body part and cure problem areas (i.e. – lower back, abs, arms, etc)
o Very effective at isolating different muscle groups for increased definition and development.
o Totally quiet. No heavy weights clankin’ around.
o Can workout in the privacy of your own home. No more waiting in line at the gym.
o 6-week guarantee if your not 100% satisfied, no questions asked, makes it risk free. (you still have to pay for shipping)
Couple Of Things To Improve:
o More weight. It maxes out at 280 lbs, which is fine for most people. I’m pretty strong and would love it if you could throw on another 100 lbs. You can always supplement your training with free weights if you need more.
o Machine is heavy. I guess this is expected.
o No decline bench.
Ok, So Here’s The Bottom Line:
The Bowflex Revolution Home Gym is, hands down, the best home gym I have ever used. No other home gym comes close in terms of quality, effectiveness, and versatility. Forget Weider, and Total Body, and Soloflex. Bowflex really understands strength training better than anyone else in home fitness. Anybody can get in shape with this gym. Now I can understand why they sold 10,000 of these units. They work. I’ve been using mine for 4 months and and can now fit back into my old clothes with ease. I have finally regained control of my weight and the way I look. I have developed a nice six pack not seen since high school! The best part is I actually look forward to working out. It’d no longer a chore like it’s been with other machines. Staying in shape is something I enjoy and can do in the privacy of my home.
If your looking for a highly effective and versatile home gym you’ll want to definitely check out the Bowflex Revolution. And since they offer a 6-week money back guarantee, you really have nothing to lose.