Home Gyms FAQs

  1. What's the advantage to the Bowflex home gym over free weights?
  2. How are the Bowflex Power Rod® home gyms and the Bowflex Revolution® home gyms different?
  3. Is the Bowflex home gym better for women or men?
  4. How long does it take to put my machine together?
  5. What are the dimensions of a Home Gym?

What's the advantage to the Bowflex home gym over free weights?

With a Bowflex® home gym, you don't have to lift a 45 lb plate to get 45lbs (20.4 kg) of resistance. The resistance has very little inertia, which promotes a safer workout than free weights. You would need a room full of free weight equipment to match the number of exercises that can be done on the Bowflex® home gym.

How are the Bowflex Power Rod® home gyms and the Bowflex Revolution® home gyms different?

The Bowflex® home gyms offer resistance from the start to finish of each exercise. Bowflex® Power Rods® feel very much like free weights or dumbbells. Power Rod® resistance is progressive, meaning that the more you flex the rods, the more weight you are displacing. On Bowflex Revolution® home gyms resistance is linear and gives the feel of plate-loaded machines, but eliminates the bulk and weight. The Bowflex Revolution® unit also has more adjustability of starting locations and incorporates about 10 inches (24.5 cm) of additional cable travel. Both technologies use resistance strength training which is what makes Bowflex® home gyms so effective.

Is the Bowflex home gym better for women or men?

The Bowflex home gym is great for all members of the family. With a weight range that runs from 5 lbs up to 600 lbs (272 kg) of resistance (depending on model) and no heavy weights to lift, this machine is equally beneficial for both men and women.

How long does it take to put my machine together?

We provide detailed instruction manuals with every machine. The assembly time depends upon the model. Most often assembly takes 1 to 3 hours.

What are the dimensions of a Home Gym?

Please see the “Full Specs” pop up on the product page of the model you’re interested in (Revolution, Xtreme 2SE).



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