May 02, 2009 10:00 AM GMT
is it a total workout?
Jockbod48 saidNo - not a total workout - but a part of a good, total workout. (Whatever happened to the old Soloflex machines? Anyone know?
GuerrillaSodomite saidIt depends on your goals. If you want to look like the guys in the Bowflex infomercials, then avoid it at all costs. You can get a lot of basic toning, but it's pretty much useless for putting on any significant muscle mass.
toscuba saidi am saying this as a beginner and someone who will not join a gym, not yet, until i loose another 50 pounds. I use my bow-flex 3 times a week for about 20 mins, have i noticed a difference, yes. It is helping shape my batman wings. Please note i am someone who has lost almost 100 pounds in the last 3 years, quit smoking and now knows the difference between good and bad fat.
Do i have a lot to go, yes, but i was just too intimidated to go to the gym. I have only been here for a few weeks, but everyone is welcoming and helpful with limited attitude, unlike the gyms i know.
That is the reason i got the Bow-flex, it is anonymous, i could get my neighbor to help me so that i used it right and did not have to worry about someone snickering at me while at the gym.