Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Review

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym

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At a competitive, sub $1000 price point, the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym reviewed here offers a full body workout from its 60+ exercises.

The weight is delivered through the Bowflex Power Rod system, and like the more expensive Xtreme 2 SE its weight can be upgraded from 210 pounds to 410 pounds.

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How the resistance is delivered with Power Rods:

The Power Rod system is at the heart of all the Bowflex Home Gyms.  It consists of a set of metal rods, connected to pulleys which are bent and return to their original position during workout.

Bowflex claim that this provides a workout as good as a gym!  There are some advantages to this system, for example there is no need for big heavy lumps of iron to be cast and shipped.  This keeps the cost down.  In addition the bars flex silently so there is no loud noises which generate from weight stacks being dropped.

All the power rods are strong and will last the lifetime of the gym, Bowflex even offer  five year warranties on their Power Rods.  The quality of the Powerrods is amazing.  Given the forces they are under they will repeatedly bend and reshape each time coming back to their original position and with the same power even after years of use.

Keeping you safe

As the power rods are actually quite light, with their resistance coming from being bent out of shape, there are no heavy weights that can cause injury.  It is possible to do heavy weight training without the need for a spotter.

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Exercises:

With over 60 exercises on offer with the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym every muscle group can be worked out.  As the gym is in your own home it is incredibly versatile, no more queuing for equipment to come free, and you can access it 24/7.

The exercises include:  9 back, 16 arm, 14 shoulder, 13 leg, 8 chest and 5 ab exercises.  This covers all the major muscle groups, and allows for a good deal of individual targeting.

Warranty   As with all Bowflex lines the Blaze is backed with an excellent warranty.  Bowflex have built this home gym to commercial quality standards,  and offer Five-year limited warranty on commercial quality construction and lifetime warranty on Power RodsFive-year limited warranty on commercial quality construction and lifetime warranty on Power Rods

Size: Bowflex Balze Home Gym reviews 2

All in the unit measures 90 x 38 x 83 inches (or folded  52 x 38 inches x  8 feet)

however you will need to make  a workout area of, L 90″ x W 38″ x H 83″

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What are other reviews saying about the Bowflex Blaze?

This is an incredibly popular home gym, and has received a lot of  praise.  Currently it has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.  Most users like the full gym feel in their own home.  The system is perfect for definition training, with a quick change between exercises it is possible to complete a full workout very quickly.

All the 60 exercises are “real” and add to the workout, they are not just fillers so you can do a full workout on arms or shoulders.

“This unit can’t be beat, great price, fantastic workouts. Extremely satisfied with how easy it is to use and set up.”


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Any Issues?

Some issues, the machine cannot take users over 6’4″ tall, nor is it suitable for anyone over 300lb.  With the “out of the box” weight of 210lb you may want to consider upgrading the weights to 310lb.

Our Verdict

This is a well made home gym, with great flexibility on its exercise.  The power rod system, while not perfect is a great alternative to free weights.  They give a nice feel and deliver good resistance through the full range of the workout.

While not the cheapest home gym on the market, the Blaze hits a good balance between price and quality.  You can tell its very well made, much higher grade materials than cheaper models, and the generous warranty backs this up.

If you want to feel good and look great, then the Bowflex Blaze is a great choice.

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Review Summary:

  • 60+ exercises for a fully body workout
  • 210 lbs. of Power Rod® resistance, upgradable to 310 lbs. or 410 lbs.
  • Bowflex® provides 7 free trainer-built workout regimens
  • Sliding seat rail allows you to perform aerobic rowing and leg presses
  • Multiple cable/pulley positions enable custom workouts
  • Lat bar and squat bar included
  • Triple function hand-grip/ ankle cuffs included
  • Folding bench and wheels provide easy storage