If you own a Bowflex Home Gym, do you think it was worth the price?
An item is only worth its value to the consumer. I have to be honest with myself before I make fitness purchases because I've wasted a lot of money on equipment I've never used. Be honest with yourself. If you aren't finding ways to exercise without any equipment are you really going to use the equipment? The equipment is not going to force you to exercise. I'd start smaller if you're just getting into exercise, otherwise, go for it if you'll honestly use it. Read reviews on it first if it's the quality you're concerned with.
My initial response would be no. However, it does depend on what your goals are. First off, there is nothing magical about the bowflex. You can do all of those exercises and much, much more at your local gym.
The selling points of the bowflex are that it can be stored and used from home, and that it incorporates numerous exercises at a wide range of resistance. However, there is absolutely no substitute for squats and deadlifts if you're looking to build muscle or burn fat. Granted, your resistance and number of repititions will vary depending on your goal, but that's irrelivant with the bowflex because you can't do REAL squats or deadlifts with a bowflex.
However, if you want to simply "touch-up" your upper body and maybe work some isolation exercises like bicep curls or chest flies, the bowflex is appropriate. You'll get much better results though by incorporating major compound movements into your routine, like the squat and deadlift.
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