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Damn, to tall for my basement.
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I wish they'd stop sneaking into my basement to take pics of my wife and I working out......... Wink
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I wish they'd stop sneaking into my basement to take pics of my wife and I working out......... Wink
I thought it was a solid comment .. I laughed
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Hmmmmm too late for me. Bought the Pr4000 power rack from rep fitness already.
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I wish they'd stop sneaking into my basement to take pics of my wife and I working out......... Wink
Hey, its better than them posting pics of ME and your wife working out right??? 😜 Lol
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I had one like this, you just don't get big results.

Free weights, pushups, squats, running etc will get you much better results.
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I had one like this, you just don't get big results.

Free weights, pushups, squats, running etc will get you much better results.
I've been researching home gyms and there is definitely a subset of people who say this. I feel like this is undercutting their value. What results you get out of it is going to depend on how strong you currently are and how committed you are. The most important thing to realize is bending a 50lb rod is not equivalent to the same exercise with a 50lb free weight. The pulleys do work at a 2:1 ratio I believe. So divide max weight by 2 and then assume another 10-15% reduction due to eventual wear. Understanding what you can currently lift and what the machine provides is most important. If it provides more resistance than what you can handle with reasonable room to grow then it may work for you well. However it may become obsolete as your strength fitness improves.
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Of all the photos of you two on the internet these are the least NSFW
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I've been researching home gyms and there is definitely a subset of people who say this. I feel like this is undercutting their value. What results you get out of it is going to depend on how strong you currently are and how committed you are. The most important thing to realize is bending a 50lb rod is not equivalent to the same exercise with a 50lb free weight. The pulleys do work at a 2:1 ratio I believe. So divide max weight by 2 and then assume another 10-15% reduction due to eventual wear. Understanding what you can currently lift and what the machine provides is most important. If it provides more resistance than what you can handle with reasonable room to grow then it may work for you well. However it may become obsolete as your strength fitness improves.
You pay $500 for this thing, it doesn't do much at really any level, then you have to sell it on craigslist for $200 if you are lucky. I used this for six months and saw basically no change, I've been doing weights a few months and see a big difference. I'm not a strong guy either so even lighter weights work.
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Don't discourage people from buying this by comparing it to free weights. Anything is better than nothing.
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does it come with extra hangers?
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I've been researching home gyms and there is definitely a subset of people who say this. I feel like this is undercutting their value. What results you get out of it is going to depend on how strong you currently are and how committed you are. The most important thing to realize is bending a 50lb rod is not equivalent to the same exercise with a 50lb free weight. The pulleys do work at a 2:1 ratio I believe. So divide max weight by 2 and then assume another 10-15% reduction due to eventual wear. Understanding what you can currently lift and what the machine provides is most important. If it provides more resistance than what you can handle with reasonable room to grow then it may work for you well. However it may become obsolete as your strength fitness improves.
Arnold Schwarzenegger might know a thing or two about working out, getting buff.. just a thought.

He says that it doesnt really matter how you do it so if its keggle or one of these machines, its what the weight you're using, how often you use it, etc. He never uses these and in fact the most cutting edge workouts done but top celebrities that need to get buff asap for major roles never use this sort of equipment.

They use free weights, they go outside to run (not saying treadmills are bad), etc.

I for one see things things as a waste, coming from someone whos previously owned one. I got one when I was a teenager still, never really used it even though I thought I would constantly. I ended up getting free weights, much more prefering them. I still own those to this day but not the bowflex.

I'm NOT saying Bowflex is a scam, it is absolutely not a scam. What I'm saying is I'd much rather have traditional weights just like what people like Arnold has used his entire life over such a machine.

I will never buy one again.
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