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  1. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy OT is serious business

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    anyone got one? like it? i'm thinking about getting one, but wanted to know what people thought of it. i need something i can use in my garage.

    the closest gym to me is all the way across town, and i'm not dragging myself there everyday after work in traffic. :greddy:

    if not a bowflex, is there anything else that is good that i should look into?
     
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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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  3. Doog

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    get yourself a set of olympic wieghts with bar and bench/rack

    more effective, probably cheaper too
     
  4. C.C. Baxter

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    if you're just starting out then the boflex will be fine. its just the resistance you're looking for, but its not going to help with your stability in holding free weight, control and form, or a proper gauge of your strength and you'll be limited on the types of exercises you'll be able to perform.
     
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    get some dumbells and a bench, maybe a bar with some plate weights. It will cost a fraction of the bowflex and give you better results and more versatility
     
  6. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy OT is serious business

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    i'll go with the bench, bar, and dumbells. thanks for the replies.
     
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    You're retarded.



    Get free weights.
     
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    so guys i take it we hate on bowflex?
     
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    Abso-fucking-lutely
     
  10. C.C. Baxter

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    excellent evaluation on my intelligence with solid evidence to back it up.
     
  11. Mystery Guest

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    It's good, not great. Will get the job done for a little bit, but if you think it's anywhere close to having free weights you'll soon learn it's not.
     
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    Link to evidence? Progressive resistance isn't the best for beginners. I know they claim that the muscle is the weakest when its stretched which is why the low entry level resistance is the way to go but they don't tell you about the load at the end of the movement. Also, form is harder to maintain on a bowflex than any other conventional gym. Not, something i would reccommend for a beginner.

    Hes better with free weights, its consistant and easier to guage progress.

    P.S. Even Nautilus (Bowflex) is getting away from progressive resistance for the proven linear resistance gyms.
     
  13. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    :rofl: Didn't take much persuasion.
     
  14. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Smart man! That way, if you actually end up enjoying fitness you won't have a 1000 dollar anchor in the way of where you want to put the weights you'll end up buying.
     
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    He probably saw one in person.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    My girlfriend's dad really wanted a bowflex. I tried to talk him out of it saying you could get a bench and olympic weight set for like $200-$300 but nooooo. :hsugh: The commercial says I can have a bowflex body in 90 days. Of course they used it for about a week and it's still sitting in the basement untouched for the past year. And it's not paid off yet.
     
  17. Fry Guy

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    didn't take much from the responses, and the outrageous prices. didn't know they were so much. :ugh:
     
  18. fatmoocow

    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    For what a bowflex costs you could build a nice gym.
     
  19. riven

    riven Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

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    Really, you're going to let that slide from an april '08? :ugh:
     
  20. Cumstang02

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    On a side note, did you know that the people doing the Bowflex testimonial commercials really did accomplish those bodies using the Bowflex. Though, that isn't saying much. Nautilus uses actual customers because their first spokesperson was a professional football player that was arrested on drug charges the day after he signed his Bowflex contract. :squint:
     
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    I guess that depends on what you consider nice. :hs:
     
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    No more giving advice for you. Thanks.
     
  23. PianoProdigy

    PianoProdigy Better than most at most things OT Supporter

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    :hsugh: Which Tampa do you live in?
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    cage, olympic set, dumbells :dunno:
     
  25. Cumstang02

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    What is was getting at is i've become jaded. Bowflexs range from 699.00-3599.00 and the cages i'm used to seeing start at 3399.00. I didn't realize the differences in products and what they really cost until i started this job many moons ago. :hs:
     
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