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    what do you think of the bowflex?

    I see people on tv all the time pushing bowflex is it any good or is it just another pice of junk someone is trying to sell

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    I wouldnt use it, and the full package is like $699 or something?

    Something like 410,000 were recalled for safety issues as well.

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    maybe good for a beginner, but I'd rather invest my money in dumbells, plates, and a bench. Take it from someone who knows, I made the mistake of buying one a couple years back, and it only took me a couple weeks to realize it was a bad investment. I ended up buying myself weights, dbs, and a bb.

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    all of those infomercial fitness gadgets are a waste of $$ IMO.





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    dude cheapest one brand new is like 800 plus like 50 shipping I think with the same money buy some weights and build real muscle.

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    Doggon those guys are getting rich.

    Quality weights and benches are way cheaper than when I was younger and that wasn't that long ago, my $300 bench could hardly hold a candle to one of todays $150 benches. Standard freeweights cost what an Olympic set does today.

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    It's not a bad machine, but there's no sense in getting one for the price when you'd be MUCH better off investing in some free weight equiptment for cheaper.
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    OVERPRICED GARBAGE!!!

    The base model starts at $800 and goes to $1800 depending on the attachments you get. Nautilus owns the brand Bowflex and they are losing money. I was researching the company as an investment. My setup is a Nautilus cage and I have nothing bad to say about it. I have it 2 years already.

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    I don't own one but looking at one it seems like a waste of money.

    My friend has one and he was talking about being stronger than me because he was benching 200 lbs 10 times. I finally got him to push some real weights on my friends bench. He couldn't do 180 once. Case closed.
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    I know quite a lot of people that went and bought home workout equipment like the Ab Rocker by "Body by Jake," and other stuff. Crap-stuff that costs money. Brilliant idea for those who are making and marketing it, though....
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    Total waste of money.

    Just as a comparision, assume that a gym membership costs $50 per month and the bowflex costs $800. You could go to the gym for 16 months and use all of the equipment for the same cost. Even if the bowflex was a great machine , what kind of gains would you be making after using it after 16 months.

    You could also go cheap. Push-ups, situps, and pull-ups provide a good, although basic, workout for the price of a mat and a pull-up bar.

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    It's been the best clothes hanger I've ever owned, not much good for anything else though.

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    Originally posted by Michael D
    I don't own one but looking at one it seems like a waste of money.

    My friend has one and he was talking about being stronger than me because he was benching 200 lbs 10 times. I finally got him to push some real weights on my friends bench. He couldn't do 180 once. Case closed.
    This is kinda a difficult thing because the resistance is so different, I've used the bowflex because my mom has one. You definitely have to adapt to both kinds (bowflex & free weights). Like for you I bet it would be hard to do 200 lbs. 10 times on the bowflex because you've never used it before. It feels VERY awkward.

    The difference is that free weights are actually real, dead weight so they are a much better gauge of sheer strength as it pertains to real life.
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    I was thinking body by jake! Please, don't waste your money! Unless your a little old lady.

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