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Posted: 8/29/2004 4:05:17 AM EST
Since the birth of my daughter, my gym time has been cut to almost zero. I have one of those doorgym things for doing pullups and it is ok, but not cutting it. I have very limited space and was kicking around the idea of getting a Bowflex extreme. Before spending the +/- $1000 on one, I was hoping for some input from those who have or have had one. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:28:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:11:41 AM EST
I had a Bowflex Ultimate before I moved, and it was very useful. At first, it seems awkward, but after you've used it for a while, it seems natural to use. The exercise changes enforce a short break between exercise types, but not so much that you lose the circuit training benefits.

The Extreme looks to be more compact and perhaps more convenient than the Ultimate, but I haven't used one to know.

Curiously, after I moved, I lost weight as my fitness faded a bit, so I know that the BowFlex actually did help with muscle development.

tachyon
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:55:40 PM EST
HAve not done a complete workout on one. HAve looked seriously at getting one, but when I tried it in the store, the machine never loaded at the bottom of the rep for me. With free weights you feel resitance the entire time, with this it was only in the actual movement. Just my experience. Maybe it can be adjusted.....
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:58:34 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:24:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 4:32:57 AM EST by manintan]
Well, I found a Exteme XTLU on ebay, in new condition, upgraded to the 310 lbs. and the logo floor mat and saved app. $360 vs. buying it new with said upgrades. Good buy on it if it comes through as described by the seller. No waranty via Bowflex on the second hand buy, hopefully it won't be an issue. I appreciate the input I recieved. Hopefully I will put it to use and it won't be a clothes hanger in a few months!

Edited 9/28. Have only had a couple of workouts on it so far, but I am fairly impressed. It is not free weights but has good resistence, as good as any machine I have used at the gym. With limited space and time on my hands, I think it is a worthwhile investment.
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