In today’s post, we’ll go over the top 6 best Bowflex machines you could incorporate into your own home gym.. Excited? Me too!
There are so many advantages to having a Bowflex as these machines allow you to exercise nearly every muscle group in your body giving you the convenience of not having to travel to the gym.
The primary disadvantage of owning a Bowflex machine is that it doesn’t allow you to workout with free weights, which depending on your goals, can be seen as being more beneficial than working out with resistance machines.
On the other hand, many Bowflex machines will still give you the chance to work on your compound exercises and movements such as, your lat pull-downs, bench press, and pull-ups, which are all very important in gaining as much muscle mass as possible. From the most expensive Bowflex machines to the least expensive, these machines can give you just the addition you need to complete your home gym with the majority of them being rated very highly.
Another one of today’s popular line of home gym alternatives to Bowflex is Marcy Impex, which you should check out as well. Without further or due, here is a list of the top 6 Bowflex machines.
#6. Bowflex BodyTower
One reason we like the Bowflex BodyTower is due to its very cheap price point and overall simplicity of the machine. With that being said, this Power Tower doesn’t offer much in the way of resistance workouts but gives a nice kick to those body-weight workouts. If what you’re looking for is a simple way to bang out your sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, squats, planks, leg raises, chest dips, and the additional 13 body-weight exercises that can be done with the BodyTower, then this machine is just right for you. What we didn’t like about it was the lack of weights offered with the tower. But if you have some extra weights at home, you can always use them to add some resistance to your exercises. If you have a few extra bucks to spare, we recommend going with the Bowflex PR 1000 instead, which you will not regret owning.
#5. Bowflex PR 1000
This Bowflex PR 1000 comes highly recommended due to its low price point and high ratings. The machine is not only capable of over 30 strength exercises, but also offers 210 pounds of resistance, a horizontal bench press, lat pull-down, and a built-in rowing station used for both exercising & cardio (Sweet!). Another major benefit of the Bowflex PR1000 is the compactness of the machine, allowing you to fold the bench piece of the equipment into one neatly folded machine. Like most Bowflex machines, it uses patented Power Rods, working to offer the similar kind of resistance and range of motion allowed by free weights. Make no doubt about it. Despite having a lower price point than the majority of Bowflex machines, this remains to be a highly durable, sturdy machine made of nothing less than top quality material.
#4. Bowflex PR 3000 Home Gym
The Bowflex PR 3000 could just be considered as the ultimate home gym for its $700 price point. As opposed to the 30 available strength training exercises offered by the Bowflex PR 1000, you get over 50 available strength exercises. One to note, in particular, is having a vertical bench press in addition to the flat. One of the main advantages here over the Bowflex PR 1000 is the PR 3000’s ability in adding more variety to your exercises by allowing you to do each workout in different angles. If this isn’t as much of a concern to you, then we believe the Bowflex PR 1000 could suit you just fine.
#3. Bowflex Blaze Home Gym
Next up, we have the Bowflex Blaze, which is quite similar to the PR3000 with the exception of adding over 60 exercises as opposed to the 50 offered by the PR3000. The main difference here is that the Blaze allows you to incorporate more leg and lower body based workouts. So if you love working out the glutes, quads, and hamstrings, and you love adding squats to your workouts (highly recommended), then we definitely recommend going with the Bowflex Blaze over the Bowflex 3000. For only a bit more money, you could be adding more lower body variety to your workouts.
#2. Bowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym
Extreme it is! This machine offers an astounding 70 exercises giving you a complete and total body workout, covering just about every exercise targeting chest, shoulders, backs, abdominals, arms, and legs. This is the ultimate home gym allowing you to workout with both compound and isolation exercises. One major advantage to the Xtreme 2SE is it allows you to upgrade the resistance of the weights to 310 to 410 pounds by simply purchasing extra rods, which cannot be done with the PR1000 model. Where the PR1000 only offers 30+ exercises, the Xtreme 2SE offers over 70.
#1. Bowflex Revolution Home Gym
The only piece of equipment that tops the Bowflex Xtreme is the Bowflex Revolution Home Gym. The Bowflex Revolution not only offers plenty of versatility but features a different kind of resistance technology called SpiraFlex offering ultrasmooth and continuous resistance throughout your entire range of motion.
The Bowflex Revolution will certainly give you that feeling and more of being at the local gym offering an abundance of 100+ various exercises. It even offers interchangeable leg press plates for working out your lower body and offers a much more extensive core and abs workout than any other Bowflex machine provides. For the best and most ultimate home gym experience (and with only 9 currently left in stock), we highly recommend going with the Bowflex Revolution Home Gym!
Bowflex Home Gym Overview
No matter which Bowflex machine you go with, you really can’t go wrong. There is no piece of equipment I could recommend more highly when building your own home gym or to supplement your time at the gym. Each one of these machines is highly rated for good reason. They are sturdy, durable, and they offer a highly effective workout with more variety than any other one single machine can offer.
I believe that Bowflex has done nearly everything possible to help imitate your experience at the gym by offering convenience, the latest resistance technology, and as many upper and lower body workouts, a single machine can manage. The only thing missing are some free weights on the side, but that and the addition of a Bowflex would truly make a for a complete and ultimate home gym!
Thanks for listening. Have any suggestions of which Bowflex machine you love more? Feel free to leave so in the comments below 🙂