View Full Version : anyone ever try the bowflex system?


bubba1
09-20-2004, 11:46 AM
wondering if the two grand they want for the machine is worth it

spinksjinx
09-20-2004, 11:52 AM
I tried it for about 8 weeks, When I was into the whole lifting thing. I did not like it others swear by it and how you will like it is based entirely on how you like to workout.

I prefer free weights over resistance personally so it is all in your personal preference....

abdiel2k3
09-20-2004, 02:52 PM
ya my cuzn blew off the 2 gs or 1 and a half on the cross bow
i think it was a huge waste
personlay id much rather use my free weights
but he likes it
bow flex does give results tho
ihad a friend who had one
he looked like he could be on those commercials
but just not for me
u should try it urself instead of askin
get much better view and feel for it

m00ks
09-20-2004, 09:31 PM
free weights are unbeatable. All the pros use it (well body building that is) Machines liek bowflex is good for isolation but if you want mass, you have to use freeweights. It's a rule.

ThaGreatest1
09-20-2004, 10:32 PM
bowflex is tha biggest piece of garbage ever made

NichtGeflechten
09-20-2004, 10:39 PM
You obviously have overlooked Roy Jones' albums...... :cool:

QueenCity
09-20-2004, 10:42 PM
Anybody ever see that 50 year model in the bikini promoting that thing? She's the peice of equipment i'd like to try out for size

jason100x
09-08-2006, 08:45 AM
It's possible to get results on the bowflex. I have a friend who bought one and he's made strength gains with it. I tried it and I can see how it can benefit a person but I prefer the resistance bands I bought. They're a LOT cheaper and they've helped me.

joeytrimble
09-08-2006, 12:58 PM
i've heard there the biggest lie since watergate and i've heard there the greatest thing since sliced bread

it all depends on the person really

jason100x
09-08-2006, 01:51 PM
It's another tool, I suppose. If you use it regularly (and can afford it) you can gain something out of it. If it becomes an oversized clothes hanger then there are no physical benefits to it.

USMCboxer
09-08-2006, 03:47 PM
Just noticed that the original post in this thread is about two years old now, but there are still posts in it, so here goes:

You can't beat free weights. Period.

fraidycat
09-08-2006, 04:05 PM
Bowflex has to be awesome. I mean, they use actual fitness models on the commercials! It follows, therefore, that those very same models got those bodies using Bowflex! I mean, pictures don't lie! :rolleyes: