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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Do any of you have a Bowflex or a Bowflex Treadclimber? Opinions? Do you think they're worth the money? Do you feel like you get a good workout?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 10:53 PM
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Probably should be in the pumpin' iron forum. I've only been on a bowflex once and it felt awkward. I'm sure it would get better the more I used it, but I couldn't justify the cost of what they're products are. All you really need to get a good workout is some dumbbells (get the ones that you can adjust the weight), a flat bench, and a good pair of shoes for cardio.
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I don't think it's worth it.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 12:11 AM
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If you use it, it is worth every penny.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 12:40 AM
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If you use it, it is worth every penny.
true...idk why, but even when I have my own treadmill and weights, I still like going to the gym. Maybe its the atmosphere, or when I see other people working hard it makes me want to work harder than them.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 12:48 AM
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hmmm for some reason I could never get use to runnig on a treadmill, but I could run all day outdoors
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 12:49 AM
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I loved using the treadclimber and want one for my home. Just waiting on someone cool enough to give me their employee discount at Sports Authority.
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If you use it, it is worth every penny.

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I've had mine for a while, but have only used it regularly(3-4 times a week) for the past 4-5 weeks. I can really see a ton of difference from using it in just that short period of time.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 07:12 AM
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I really need to start using mine. I did for a while and I was getting a pretty good workout on it, but I'm a lazy fuck.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 08:12 AM
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I had Bowflex but I got it for less than half price so it was totally worth it. I didn't gain much but toned up nicely. It was a very easy to use system and was built very well. I had to get ric of it when I moved and I am still looking to get another one soon.

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bow flex is crap.
so its based on a "bow" which has more tension in it the tighter you pull it. so if you set it to 50lbs. is it 50lbs at start? or finish?

IMO save your cash and go to the gym

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bow flex is crap.
so its based on a "bow" which has more tension in it the tighter you pull it. so if you set it to 50lbs. is it 50lbs at start? or finish?

IMO save your cash and go to the gym
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but the bitch in me can still smash a bow flex

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Its good for resistance training. Working out at home is a bad idea because of the comfort factor.

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Its good for resistance training. Working out at home is a bad idea because of the comfort factor.
But working out at the gym isn't either because of the booty factor from the chicks there.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 09:37 AM
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I prefer working out at a gym to my home equipment, but if you really want to do it at home for convenience purposes, I do like the bowflex. It's pretty versatile.
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But working out at the gym isn't either because of the booty factor from the chicks there.
The booty factor has gotten me to get an extra rep or two, motivation comes mainly from within, but the thought of getting a nice iece of ass doesn't hurt either.


I see the bowflex and like machines to be beneficial for those without the time to go to the gym, as long as their goals are only to firm up and lose a little body fat. If adding a bunch of lean mass is desired, there is no replacement for heavy freeweights. Consistency is the key to any program, so he bowflex is as good as the person using it.

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