Are Bowflexes completely worthless?

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  1. MrJClive

    MrJClive OT Supporter

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    I'm just looking to get toned, not ripped. Are these things flat-out bad for you/worthless pieces of shit? On TV I saw one that looked of higher quality than the original Bowflex with rods. I don't have time for the gym as I commute between Chicago <-> Milwaukee daily. Just looking for something with stability that will provide the benefits I'm looking for.
     
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    *quickly exits thread and pretends he didn't read anything*
     
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    if you have the room for a bowflex, get a power rack, bench, olympic bb set, and some dumbells instead. they'll get you closer to your goals than the bowflex imo.

    you should try out the bowflex before using it. it's an expensive machine and you may not like the way it handles some movements. i've tried a buddy's and i didn't care for it.
     
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    i would definitely NOT say that the bowflex was a worthless piece of turd. HOWEVER... if you buy one new you are basically paying a premium for something that will absolutely not hold its value.

    as someone else mentioned you can go the route of getting yourself a rack and other stuff and create a "mini gym" for yourself.

    if you are still interested in the bowflex i would most definitely suggest that you hit up Craigslist.org in your area to see if you can find a used one. people are always selling their Nordic, Bowflex, and other home gym equipment when they move, and etc.

    good luck!

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    :rofl:

    Since I'm not as smart as ray...

    Not completely worthless.
    You can do chins and dips on them can't you?
     
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    whenever my buddy ran out of sitting room in his living room when we were all watching a various football game, i would always sit on the bowflex if need be and watch from there... so they arent completely useless.
     
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    Their a piece of shit man. I used a friend of mines and it totally sucks. The first couple inches of movement it feels like theres no weight at all.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I forshadow a thread massacre...

    Anyway, think bowflex is great if you are just starting out and concerned mainly with your body composition. However, I would focus your energy on your diet as well if you are looking to get more "toned".
     
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    well shit, if you're just looking to get "toned" instead of "ripped", well then the bow flex is right down your alley.
     
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    yes toned...why have muscle when you can be "toned"?
     
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    Naw... to get toned he just needs to follow a routine for getting ripped but divide the load/ weight, sets and reps in half.
     
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    The Bowflex is not ideal, but when youre just starting out the main thing is finding something you can actually commit to on a very regular basis. I should warn you though that the Bowflex is better for ripping than toning.
     
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