So many of my clients have asked me that question. They see the Bowflex infomercial and those hot Bowflex body’s on the models and they wonder if they can look like that.
Look, the real answer is that no home gym – no matter how well built or sophisticated it might be will get you the results you want. Unless you’re willing to workout and put the effort into getting in shape. On the other hand, you don’t have to spend hours training. There are certain training protocols that will allow you to train for 5 to 7 minutes 3 to 4 times a week and get a complete total body workout. But, I’ll get more into that later in this article.
Let’s be practical okay – the Bowflex is really not much different than any other exerciser or home fitness equipment. If you workout with it on a consistent basis you will burn more body fat and pack on more muscle size, muscle building machine. No matter how much the infomercial or the marketing people behind Bowflex would want you to believe that. If you don’t workout you’re not going to get any results – period end of story.
Now I know there’s still some of you folks that are wondering – does the Bowflex really work – and the question has more to do with the fact that it doesn’t use free weights to provide resistance. Bowflex uses what they call “Power Rods.” While this piece of home fitness equipment looks odd it can be a versatile gym equipment. Essentially it’s a hybrid between a cable machines and resistance bands. It doesn’t use gravity or body weight for resistance unlike traditional home fitness equipment and this is will makes it unique.
The standard Bowflex muscle machine comes with resistance levels that range from 5 pounds to as much as 410 pounds.
Here are some questions that, my clients recently put to me about the Bowflex:
1. Does the Bowflex really work for burning body fat and getting a body like those guys and gals in the infomercials?
Burning body fat is more about your diet but, a good strength training program will help pack on more muscle which in turn burns more body fat.
2. Does the Bowflex really work in 20 minutes a day working out only three days per week as they advertise?
While it is possible using isometric exercise to get a great workout in a short period of time. To burn body fat you will need to supplement your strength training with a great diet and cardiovascular training. Cardio could be something as simple as riding your bike, taking a walk, or even jumping rope.
The Bowflex home gym is an excellent fitness equipment but, it is overpriced and there are other cheap home gyms or low-cost exercise equipment that can get you the same or better results available on the market today!