In this article we look at how Bowflex manage to deliver up to 400lbs of resistance and still keep the weight of the machine down.
One of the biggest issues with home gyms is supporting their high weights, and finding space for them in the house.
Bowflex have come up with two innovative ideas to push resistance to the max, and keep the machine weight down. These are the PowerRods, and SpiraFlex technologies. Both these systems are employed across the Bowflex Range of Home Gyms.
Bowflex PowerRod Technology:
The Bowflex Revolution Home Gym generates consistent and gym quality resistance through the spiraflex plates. The light disks create high levels of resistance from the light weight discs. The new system is used by astronauts to deliver high levels of resistance training in the zero gravity of space.
For a full comparison of the Bowflex Home Gyms see below:
|Model & Review||Bowflex Body Tower Review||Bowflex PR1000 Review||Bowflex Blaze Review||Bowflex PR3000 Review||Xtreme SE2 Review||Bowflex Revolution Review|
|Resistance||Bodyweight||210 lbs||210lbs upto 410lbs||201 lbs upto 310lbs||210 upto 410 lbs||22lbs upto 300lbs|
|Number of Exercises||20||30||60||50||70||100|
|Maxium User Weight||300 lbs|
|Workout Area Required||L 53" x W 50" x H 77"||L 103" x W 80" x H 82"||L 90" x W 38" x H 83"||L 96" x W 78" x H 83"||L 96" x W 78" x H 83"||L 120" x W 84" x H 83"|
|Warranty||Frame: 5 years||Frame: 1 year||Frame: 1 year||Frame: 1 year||Frame: 1 year||All components: 10 years|
|Wear parts: 1 year||Parts: 60 days||Parts: 60 days||Parts: 60 days||Parts: 60 days|
|Weights: N/a||Weights: 5 years||Weights: 5 years||Weights: 7 years||Weights: Lifetime|
Which ever Bowflex system you choose you are guaranteed a great workout. Bowflex have a reputation for marketing flare through their infomercials, however when customers actually buy them they discover that all the equipment is well made and provides a great workout.