Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Homegym Review
Bowflex has two primary styles of home gyms. The Power Rod Technology that you have seen in the infomercials for the past 20 years, and the newer Revolution Series. They are quite different from one another, and this review would give you the facts about Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Homegym which uses the Power Rod technology so you can make an intelligent buying decision.
Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Homegym Model
If you are checking the market for an exercise machine that can give you a total body workout with an affordable price tag, the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym (2013) is the answer to your needs. This is proof that quality home exercise equipment does not have to burn a hole in your pocket. It gives you a staggering 70 gym-quality exercises for the whole body. You get an assortment of arm exercises, shoulder exercises, back exercises, abdominal exercises, back exercises, and leg exercises.
Bowflex 2SE Homegym Features
210 lbs of Power Rod® Resistance Standard
Bowflex Power Rod units give you resistance, or weight, that feels as good as or better than free weights but without the inertia or risk of joint pain usually associated with free weights. The Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE comes standard with 210 lbs / 95 kg and is upgradeable up to 310 lbs / 140 kg or 410 lbs / 186 kg!
Revolutionary No-Change Cable Pulley System
Lets you move from squats to lats to leg workouts without ever changing cables. That means you’ll save time and keep your heart rate up as you progress through your workout.
Lat Tower with Angled Lat Bar
Build back and shoulder muscles quickly with this integrated tower.
4-Position Lower Pulley/Squat Station
Use this station to do squats and build your glutes, hamstrings, and quads.
Use for exercises to develop strong, muscular legs.
Abdominal Crunch Shoulder Harness
All new ab harness and ab pulley bar help you build strong, defined abs.
Ergonomic Adjustable Seat with Polyurethane Cushion
The new design provides added back support for leg exercises and knee support for lat exercises.
Compact Size for Smaller Workout Space
Gym-style vertical workout position. Reinforced “X”-shaped base for maximum stability.
5-Way Hand-Grip/Ankle Cuffs
Our unique handgrip is designed to add flexibility and performance to any workout. Functions include a Regular Grip, Non-Grip Cuff, Ankle Cuff, Foot Cuff, and a Shoulder Cuff.
Multiple Cable/Pulley Positions
Designed to change your angle of resistance – increases the effectiveness of many exercises.
Owner’s Manual/Fitness Guide
Complete with detailed instructions for each exercise.
Working out with the Bowflex may result in less muscle soreness than free weights, especially for beginners. Bowflex seems to require less negative work on the muscles – that is, stress when the muscle is lengthening to return to its starting position — than free weights. Exercises that require lots of negative activity can lead to significant muscle soreness, especially in beginners.
For people trying to lose weight, a Bowflex Home Gym is an excellent source of resistance training to supplement daily cardio exercise and a reduced-calorie diet.