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post #1 of 27 Old 11-25-2005, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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bowflex discount

20% off AND free shipping. Shipping is taken off at checkout.

These prices are hard to beat - even EBAY is a little higher.

http://www.bowflexfriends.com/catalo...=1132935946433
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Re: bowflex discount

But bowflex still sucks.

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Re: bowflex discount

That's what I was thinking.

I used one a couple of times while visiting some relatives, man, what a POS.



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Re: bowflex discount

What sucks about it?
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What sucks about it?



both of you please qualify your statements. what have you used that is better and why
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both of you please qualify your statements. what have you used that is better and why
It's hard to quantify. Think of it as fit/finish or "general feel". IMO, there is no replacement for free weights. At the end of the day, free weights are the only thing that will simulate real world situations. It's hard to describe. Maybe a good way to think about it is the difference between riding a stationary bike vs riding a nice bicycle on the road or trail. It's just not the same.

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Re: bowflex discount

Yeah, feel.

Free weights aside (where I do agree, but also think cable operated machines have a place), go to a gym with nice cable operated equipment and then try the bowflex. And it just seems to be cheesy build too IMO.



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Re: bowflex discount

The cheezy commercials are enough to turn me off.
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Yeah, feel.

Free weights aside (where I do agree, but also think cable operated machines have a place), go to a gym with nice cable operated equipment and then try the bowflex. And it just seems to be cheesy build too IMO.
Yes, cables as well. I almost put that exact exception in as well, but just got lazy.

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Re: bowflex discount

So you guys would rate gym equipment in this order out of the 3 mentioned in the thread... Free weights, cable operated, bowflex?
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So you guys would rate gym equipment in this order out of the 3 mentioned in the thread... Free weights, cable operated, bowflex?
Cables are a suplement to the free weights. It's good to do the same muscle/movement in different ways sometimes. Ie- dumbell curls vs cable biceps curls. Also, dumbel lateral raised (for the deltoids) vs cable lat raise.

But basically you are correct.

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Re: bowflex discount

Yep, all of my workouts use freeweights and cables.



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Re: bowflex discount

Yup, mine too...free weights and cables. Add to that a Smith machine. Unfortunately, the gym at work isn't big enough to have free standing squat and bench racks, as those would be my preference. So, the Smith has to do.
I have a leverage machine at home that's ok. I like that for a home gym. The cable stuff is too tall to fit in my basement.
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Re: bowflex discount

very interesting.

my wife was interested in this because of the lack of cables, she hates them. she originally wanted a smith, but then suggested a bowflex.

i am looking to get one of these and the tread climber for her christmas present.

so i was looking for these types of inputs before dropping close to 5k for them
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Re: bowflex discount

I have the extreme and the dumbells. I find them very well built, easy to use. Bench is stable, the Xtreme is a stable machine. Doesn't take up much room and the motion is full in every exercise. Another note is the fact that when I do visit another gym I have lost no strength in any exercise or range of motion.

Highly recommend thier products. Fit and finish were outstanding. All the parts fit together with no problems. Basic tools. Had the extreme up in less than an hr.
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