Best Bowflex Home Gym Series: Bowflex Xceed, Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE, Bowflex PR 1000 and more.

Why waste time going to a gym when you can work all of your muscle groups right at home. Save those precious traveling time and use it for gym-quality exercises. No more waiting for your turn, just get right to it and when you are done, you’re already at home.

A question you may ask, wouldn’t it be taking up a lot of space? Well, the answer to your question is that having your own gym at home will take lesser space than you have imagined. If you are already on a lookout for one, the Bowflex home gym series maybe your best option. Within this series, there is one for every budget and all of them come with a wide range of features. The number of exercises which you can do on a Bowflex home gym will usually require a room full of free weight equipment just to match it thus saving you a lot of space.

About Bowflex

Since 1986, Bowflex has been dedicating themselves for over 30 years, in developing and innovating solutions to bring us that gym-quality results into the comfort of our own home. They are not just some corporate businessmen but they are people like us who are a mix of ex-athletes, fitness pros, and beginners, bikers, hikers, and joggers who just want to keep fit for the rest of their life. This is also a reason why they want to build machines which will get quick results and be as efficient as possible so that you will have more time on other daily activities while living healthier and happier.

They even have their own training apps that are free to use. You can use them to assist you with setting up your goals, and the apps also come with personalized coaching, tracking, and motivation which will help you get results.

Bowflex Home Gyms

Alright, let’s get right down to it, here is a list of the best Bowflex home gyms you can get today. Each model will have it’s own features and specs, be sure to read them and see which model you prefer.

Bowflex Xceed

If you are dedicated to serious strength training, then the sturdy steel frame construction Bowflex Xceed is specially designed for you. Bowflex Xceed provides you with over 65 gym-quality exercises that will push your body to the extreme and building up serious strength. With 65+ full-body workouts that will burn away the fats and build up lean muscles, the only home gym machine you will ever need.

Features

Just to name a few out of the 65+ gym-quality exercises. You can use Xceed to perform abdominal exercises such as seated abdominal crunch, seated oblique abdominal crunch, and trunk rotation. Arm exercises like triceps pushdown with hand grips, rope pushdowns, hammer biceps curl, triceps kickback, and many more. As well as Back exercises which are seated lat rows, stiff arm pulldowns, crossover wide pulldowns, bent rear delt row and many more. There are also bench press and chest fly for Chest exercises, calf raises, standing hip extension (knee bent and knee extended), etc. for Leg exercises. Front shoulder raise, scapular protraction, shoulder rotator cuff (internal and external), etc. for your Shoulder exercises. As mentioned, these exercises are just the tip of the iceberg, an exercise guide is included to show you over 65 exercises you can perform with this machine.

Bowflex Xceed comes equipped with 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which is upgradable up to 310 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg). The Bowflex Power Rod provides the user with resistance or weight which feels like or better than free weights, without the inertia or the risk of joint pain which typically associated with using free weights.

Another amazing feature will be the Bowflex multiple cable or pulley positions system which allows you to do custom workouts. This home gym includes accessories such as Ab training strap, squat bar as well as a lat bar.

Included in the Bowflex Xceed manual, there are 7 free trainer built workouts which are 20 minutes of better body workouts, 20 minutes of upper body workouts, and 20 minutes lower body workouts such as bodybuilding, circuit training anaerobic, true aerobic, and strength training routines.

Around 300 pounds will be the weight capacity of the Bowflex Xceed seat, the seat is also adjustable and, quick release with polyurethane high-density foam cushion.

Specifications

The Bowflex Xceed assembled dimensions will be 53″ in Length x 49″ in Width x 82″ in Height (135L x 124W x 208H cm)

The assembled weight will be 157 pounds (71 kilograms)

The maximum users’ weight will be 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

The resistance system for this home gym machine will be power rod; 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which is upgradable up to 310 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg).

Over 65 gym-quality exercises

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE

With the Revolutionary No-Change Cable Pulley System, it enables you to exercises more quickly and easily, keeping your heart rate up as your workout progresses. How it does that you may ask? The reason is in the name “No-Change Cable”, no cable changes are required between your exercises. And you can do over 70 gym-quality exercises with this heavy-duty steel construction frame home gym machine. No wonder Bowflex extreme 2 SE is one of the most popular home gym machines.

Features

There are over 70 exercises you can perform on this machine. You can use Bowflex Xtreme to perform abdominal exercises such as seated abdominal crunch, seated oblique abdominal crunch, and trunk rotation. Arm exercises such as cross triceps extension, reverse barbell biceps curl, hammer biceps curl, resisted dip, and much more. Including Back exercises which are bent rear delt row, reverse grip pulldowns, crossover narrow pulldowns, reverse grip pulldown with lat bar, and many more. There are also chest exercises like bench press, chest fly, incline bench press, and chest fly. For Leg exercises that will be calf raises, standing hip extension (knee bent and knee extended), and more. Front shoulder raise, scapular protraction, shoulder rotator cuff (internal and external), etc. for your Shoulder exercises. To find out what the 70+ exercises you can do, an exercise guide is included in the manual, which is the 7 free trainer built workouts. Consists of 20 minutes of better body workouts, 20 minutes of upper body workouts, and 20 minutes lower body workouts such as bodybuilding, circuit training anaerobic, true aerobic, and strength training routines.

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE comes equipped with 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which you can also upgrade it, up to 310 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg). The Bowflex Power Rod provides the user with resistance or weight which feels like or better than free weights, without the inertia or the risk of joint pain which typically associated with using free weights. This is an extraordinary feature, as without the risk of joint pain, you can enjoy your workouts to much greater heights.

Did I mention Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Revolutionary No-Change Cable Pulley System earlier? I think I did and is simply an amazing feature that enables you to move from squats to lats then to leg workouts without the need to change the cables. Saving you time, so that you can solely focus on your exercises and keeping your heart rate up during the progress through your workout.

With Bowflex extreme’s Lat Tower with Angled Lat Bar, it will help you build your back and shoulder muscles quickly. And with the 4-Position Lower Pulley or Squat Station, you can use this station to do squats, thus you can start building your glutes, hamstrings, and quads.

The Leg Extension of this machine will be used for exercises that will develop strong and muscular legs.

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE will include Ab training strap, squat bar, and lat bar. 5-way hand grip or ankle cuffs.

Specifications

The Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE assembled dimensions will be 53″ in Length x 49″ in Width x 83″ in Height (135L x 124W x 211H cm)

The assembled weight will be 185 pounds (84 kilograms)

The maximum users’ weight will be 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

The resistance system for this home gym machine will be power rod; 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which is upgradable up to 310 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg).

Over 70 gym-quality exercises

Bowflex PR1000

Are you looking for a home gym machine that you can perform a total body strength workout on but don’t want to blow a hole in your wallet? Then Bowflex PR 1000 will be an ideal choice for anyone who is on a budget. Not only you can perform over 30 strength gym-quality exercises, but there is also a built-in rowing station that will provide you with a calorie-blasting workout. Once you are done with your workout for the day, you can fold Bowflex PR1000 home gym for easy storage.

Features

Select from 25+ exercises that cover your entire body and just to name a few, the exercises as follows. You can perform arm exercises such as triceps pushdowns, standing biceps curls, and more. Abdominal exercises like seated abdominal crunches and trunk rotations. As well as back exercises narrow pulldowns, seated lat rows, and more. Also chest exercises such as bench press etc. Leg exercises can be performed as well, calf raises, leg presses, leg kickbacks, and others. Lastly shoulder exercises such as seated shoulder press, scapular retractions, and more. To find out all the 25+ exercises, there are 7 trainer-built workouts included as well as 2 training videos to follow along.

Bowflex PR1000 comes equipped with over 200 pounds (90.71 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard but it is non-upgradable so kindly take note of that. The Bowflex Power Rod provides the user with resistance or weight which feels like or better than free weights, without the inertia or the risk of joint pain which typically associated with using free weights. This is an extraordinary feature, as without the risk of joint pain, you can enjoy your workouts to much greater heights.

A unique feature that Bowflex PR1000 home gym has will be the horizontal bench press which can be converted to a rolling seat for a calorie-blasting aerobic rowing session. After you are done with the workout, you can fold up the rowing machine rail for easy storage.

You will be delighted to know, with the multiple cable pulley positions, this will enable you to easily change the angle of resistance, thus increasing the effectiveness of your many gym-quality exercises.

Another awesome and unique feature of Bowflex PR1000 will be built-in media rack which makes it easy for you to follow along trainer-led videos or to watch your favorite entertainment videos while you are performing your workouts.

Comes with with the 4-Position Lower Pulley or Squat Station too.

Specifications

The Bowflex PR1000 home gym assembled dimensions will be 84″ in Length x 38″ in Width x 81″ in Height (213L x 97W x 205H cm)

The assembled weight will be 131 pounds (59.4 kilograms)

The maximum users’ weight will be 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

The resistance system for this home gym machine will be power rod; over 200 pounds (90.71 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard but it is non-upgradable

Over 25 gym-quality exercises

Bowflex PR3000

This is a total-body home gym machine you’ll ever need for your home workouts. Choose from over 50 gym-quality exercises and start working out your entire body. With the no-change cable pulley system that enables you to go from 1 exercise to the next with ease, keeping your heart rate up during your workout progress. Not to mention the heavy-duty steel construction frame which offers you with long-term durability, a bang for the buck.

Features

There are over 50 gym-quality exercises you can perform with Bowflex PR3000. You can use this home gym machine to perform abdominal exercises such as seated abdominal crunches and trunk rotations. Arm exercises such as triceps pushdowns and extensions, triceps kickbacks, and seated biceps curls. Back exercises which are narrow pulldowns, stiff-arm pulldowns, and more. As well as chest exercises like bench press, incline and decline bench press. For your Leg exercises that will be standing calf raises, standing hip abductions, squats, and more. And for your Shoulder exercises, seated shoulder presses, lateral shoulder raises, crossover high rear delt rows, and more.

Bowflex PR3000 comes equipped with as little as 5 pounds (2.2 kg) to as many as 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which is upgradable up to 310 pounds (140 kg). The Bowflex Power Rod provides the user with resistance or weight which feels like or better than free weights, without the inertia or the risk of joint pain which typically associated with using free weights.

These are the accessories included; an integrated instructional workout placard, a multi-use hand grip/ankle cuffs which are specially designed to provide flexibility, and performance for any of your workouts.

Heavy-duty steel construction frame which gives you long-term durability for your Bowflex PR3000 home gym.

Bowflex PR3000 also comes with upholstered roller cushions, which are designed for comfortable leg extensions and curls sessions.

One of the most amazing features will be the no-change cable pulley system that enables you to quickly go from one exercise to the next with ease. Saving you time and keep your heart rate up.

Specifications

The Bowflex PR3000 assembled dimensions will be 64″ in Length x 41″ in Width x 83″ in Height (163L x 104W x 211H cm)

The assembled weight will be 157 pounds (71 kilograms)

The maximum users’ weight will be 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

The resistance system for this home gym machine will be power rod; 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which is upgradable up to 310 pounds (140 kg)

Over 50 gym-quality exercises

Bowflex Blaze

With an offering of over 60 gym-quality exercises, you will be able to work on all of your muscle groups with Bowflex Blaze home gym. It comes loaded with features such as a sliding seat rail where you will be able to perform aerobic rowing and leg presses, giving you a calorie-blasting workout right at the comfort of your home. Strength training sessions using Bowflex Blaze is more effective with the usage of Bowflex power rods which gives you resistance or weight that feels like or better than free weights.

Features

There are over 60 gym-quality exercises you can perform with Bowflex Blaze. You can use this home gym machine to perform abdominal exercises such as resisted reverse crunches, trunk rotations, and more. Arm exercises such as Lying 45° Triceps Extensions, seated wrist extensions, “rope” pushdowns, seated wrist curls, seated biceps curls, and many more. Including Back exercises which are lying narrow lat pulldowns, bent over rows, stiff-arm pulldowns, and more. Not to mention there are also chest exercises you can perform like bench press, lying cable crossover, incline and decline bench press, and others as well. For your Leg exercises, there will be squats, standing hip abductions, standing hip extensions, and more. Last but not least, your shoulder exercises, such as rear deltoid rows, standing lateral shoulder raises, shoulder rotator cuffs, reverse flies, and more. 7 free trainer built workout regimens are provided where you can find out more on how to use this home gym.

Bowflex Blaze comes equipped with 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which you can also upgrade it, up to 310 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg). The Bowflex Power Rod provides the user with resistance or weight which feels like or better than free weights, without the inertia or the risk of joint pain which typically associated with using free weights. This is an amazing feature, as without the risk of joint pain, you can enjoy your workouts to much greater heights.

These are the accessories included; an integrated instructional workout placard, a triple function hand-grip/ankle cuffs that are specially designed to provide flexibility, and performance for any of your workouts.

Heavy-duty steel construction frame which gives you long-term durability for your Bowflex Blaze home gym.

Lat Tower with angled lat bar, with this it will help you to build your back and shoulder muscles quickly.

With its’ multiple cable pulley positions, this will enable you to easily change the angle of resistance, thus increasing the effectiveness of your many gym-quality exercises.

As mentioned earlier, it comes with a sliding seat rail where you will be able to perform aerobic rowing and leg presses.

Bowflex Blaze is a very convenient home gym to have in your house as it has a folding bench and wheels that provide you with easy storage.

Specifications

The Bowflex Blaze assembled dimensions will be 82.5″ in Length x 38″ in Width x 84.5″ in Height (210L x 97W x 215H cm)

The assembled weight will be 195 pounds (88.5 kilograms)

The maximum users’ weight will be 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

The resistance system for this home gym machine will be power rod; 210 pounds (95 kg) of Power Rod resistance standard which is upgradable up to 310 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg).

Over 65 gym-quality exercises

Bowflex Revolution

Another popular Bowflex home gym, where you can perform a whooping 100+ gym-quality exercises. Bowflex Revolution has been garnering praises for several years, with its’ heavy-duty steel construction frame which gives you long-term durability and the many amazing features that come with it. A unique feature that the Bowflex Revolution is equipped with, will be the SpiraFlex resistance system, which consists of two resistance packs (1 on each side).

Features

There are over 100 exercises that you can perform with the Bowflex Revolution. You can use this home gym machine to perform abdominal exercises such as standing oblique crunch, kneeling “wood chop”, standing trunk rotations, and much more. Arm exercises such as french press, preacher curl, reverse-grip tricep pushdown, lying biceps curl, standing hammer grip curls, and many more. Including Back exercises which are standing lat row alternating motion-low pulley, lying lat fly, wide pulldowns, standing single-arm lat row low pulley, and much more. As well as chest exercises you can perform like bench press, lying cable crossover, incline and decline chest fly, standing decline chest press, and others as well. For your Leg exercises, there will be prone leg curls, dorsiflexion, lying hip internal rotation, standing hip flexion, lying leg extension, and more. For your shoulder exercises, you can perform rear deltoid rows, standing lateral shoulder raises, shoulder rotator cuffs, scapular protraction, retraction, and depression, etc.

Exercise guides are included in the users’ manual, from there you can learn all the possible exercises you perform on this home gym.

Bowflex Revolution comes equipped with 220 pounds (100 kg) of SpiraFlex resistance standard which you can also upgrade it, up to 300 pounds (136 kg)

With a comfortable and durable upholstery on the seat and backrest of Bowflex Revolution, 2″ cushioning, you can perform your workouts with comfort.

The accessories included are; leg developer, preacher curl pad, leg press plate, handle grips, and foot harnesses.

Specifications

The Bowflex Revolution assembled dimensions will be 112″ in Length x 37.8″ in Width x 73″ in Height (284L x 98W x 186H cm)

The assembled weight will be 336 pounds (152.5 kilograms)

The maximum users’ weight will be 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

The resistance system for this home gym machine will be SpiraFlex; 220 pounds (100 kg) of resistance which you can also upgrade it, up to 300 pounds (136 kg)

Over 100 gym-quality exercises

Why should you go for Home Gym

Having a fitness routine is great as adults need to have a few hours of moderate-intensity exercise to keep fit. There are also people who want to look good and be in shape. That is why more and more people have started to buy gym memberships and started working out. A gym is a cool place where you can meet new friends with like-minded thoughts (at least about fitness). You may receive tips and advice on how to build up the various muscle groups or engage a fitness trainer to guide you on your workouts and even creating custom ones, designed for your fitness goals.

It seems like going to a gym to keep up with your exercise routines is the best option but nothing is perfect, and there are downsides. The time spent to travel to your gym will vary depending on how far and how bad is the traffic, not to forget, you’ll still need to travel all the way back home after your workouts. Traveling time is one thing, there is also waiting time you need to factor in, and depending on how popular the gym is, you may need to queue for quite some time for each workout equipment. The time wasted on these each day, may or may not seem to be much, but if you multiply them by the number of days, you can see that the wasted time can be significant. Now if you have a home gym, these wasted time will not be a factor, you will get to enjoy using your private workout types of equipment at your own time. Not to mention, you can use the precious time you have saved for other activities.

Of course, I am not saying that you will be working out alone, you may also have household members who have fitness routines like you. And by having a home gym, all of them can enjoy exercising in the comfort of your own home. The time saved in this case will be even more significant, as all of you can spend more family time together. You may even build up a better relationship with each other, as you can advise each other in regards to workouts thus creating more bonding activities.

Whether if you drive or take public transport to the gym, bad weather does play a part in your fitness journey. It may break your workout routines due to snow and rain storms etc. Or maybe after you are done with your exercise, but due to bad weather, you are stuck in the gym and unable to get home can be a real bummer too. With a home gym, this won’t be an issue anymore since you can exercise at exactly the right time which you prefer.

You can have private exercise sessions right at home, and you won’t be worried about any strangers looking and judging you if you are at a gym. Without these worries and distractions, you can solely focus on your workouts. You can even help your family members who are too shy or nervous around strangers, to let them use your home gym so that they can keep fit and be in shape. You will be saving money on monthly gym memberships for yourself and for your whole family too. That’s a lot of money to be saved every month, and most importantly you can save them for other necessities or just simply spend them on your loved ones.

Another amazing thing about exercising at home is that you can enjoy the music you want to play during your workouts, and at any volume. You can even watch shows or movies while you are doing your workouts at your home gym. It is so much more enjoyable.

Having your own gym at home, allows you to design and cater to the type of workout routines that you and/or your household members want. You get to decide which fitness equipment gets to be in your living space. You can even enhance your home gym aesthetically, to whatever visual designs that suit your vision, a true private gym that totally belongs to you.

Conclusion

Getting your own gym at home is great, as there are a lot of benefits to having one. Not only you benefit from them, your household members, and even your whole family may benefit as well. The most important factor is that you will be able to maintain your fitness routines easily, keeping fit and healthy, getting into shape that you wanted. Still for some, it can be expensive and may not have space to set up such a gym at home. This is where Bowflex’s Home Gym comes in. With just 1 machine like Bowflex Blaze Home Gym, you can perform over 60 exercises. This means you don’t actually require a lot of space to own one, and it won’t blow a hole in your wallet too.

Owning a home gym is not just a dream for the rich, as Bowflex has made it possible for almost everyone to be able to afford one. Plus Bowflex has won a lot of awards, so you’ll be assured that their products are not just some run of the mill fitness equipment. Alright, time to keep fit and stay awesome, right at the comfort of your own home.

FAQ

  • Is there an advantage which Bowflex Home Gym has over free weights?

Bowflex Home Gyms uses Power Rod Resistance which provides the user with resistance or weight that feels like or better than free weights, without the inertia or the risk of joint pain which is typically associated with using free weights. With this Power Rod resistance system, you would be saving up a lot of space as typically, you will need a room full of free weight equipment just to match the number of exercises that can be performed using Bowflex home gym.

  • Is it better for Women or Men?

Bowflex Home Gym is beneficial for both men and women as the weight range runs from 5 pounds up to 600 pounds (272 kg) of resistance (depending on model) and no heavy weights to lift.

  • How long does it take to put Bowflex Home Gym together?

Usually, the assembly takes 1 to 3 hours, a detailed instruction manual will be included in every Bowflex Home Gym machine.

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