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The Bowflex Resistance Systems

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.

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Bowflex PowerRod Technology:

Xtreme 2SE

In this video Bowflex Personal Fitness trianer explains how the PowerRod bars work. This is the key to the resistance in the Bowflex PR1000, PR3000, Blaze and Xtreme SE 2 Home gyms.





SpiraFlex Technology:

Bowflex Revolution ReviewThe 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 & ReviewBowflex Body Tower ReviewBowflex PR1000 ReviewBowflex Blaze ReviewBowflex PR3000 ReviewXtreme SE2 ReviewBowflex Revolution Review
MSRP$499.00$799.00$1,099.00 $1,299.00 $1,599.00$2,999.00
ResistanceBodyweight210 lbs210lbs upto 410lbs201 lbs upto 310lbs210 upto 410 lbs22lbs upto 300lbs
Number of Exercises2030605070100
Arm Exercises251642421
Chest Exercises4483618
Ab Exercises325238
Back Exercises23941815
Shoulder Exercises241461622
Leg Exercises561371217
Cardio RowNoYesYesNoNoYes
Maxium User Weight300 lbs
Workout Area RequiredL 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"
WarrantyFrame: 5 yearsFrame: 1 yearFrame: 1 yearFrame: 1 yearFrame: 1 yearAll components: 10 years
Wear parts: 1 yearParts: 60 daysParts: 60 daysParts: 60 daysParts: 60 days
Weights: N/aWeights: 5 yearsWeights: 5 yearsWeights: 7 yearsWeights: 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.

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