Bowflex Power Pro XTL

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  • Bowflex Power Pro XTL - Minor Flaws, But a Great Home Gym

    Jan 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A truly complete home gym, effective.
    Cons: Leg attachment and lat attachment probably not worth it. Might not be good for beginners.

    Summary: For many years now I've been trying to stay in shape with aerobics and weight training. Since we moved to our new home, I now live way too far from a gym to make it practical to join, so I thought the Bowflex might be just the ticket to help me stay in ... read more

  • Warning!!

    May 4, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: Bow Concept Fundamentaly Flawed (highly missleading tv ads)

    Summary: I bought a Bowflex Powerpro XTL. Thought the "power rod" thing was a great idea. Why not? After all, those multimillion dollar tv ads at 2 a.m. seemed to scream "Bowflex equals muscle". The resistance is dangerously unnatural! For example, when you set ... read more

  • Do not buy this Bowflex equipment if you expect a robust workout.

    Mar 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can work a lot of muscle groups.
    Cons: The Bowflex cannot withstand regular workouts at heavy loads.

    Summary: I bought the Bowflex machine because it seemed to be a good piece of workout equipment that didn't take up too much space. To its credit, you can work a lot of different muscle groups with the Bowflex. The problem I have had is that there are a lot of ... read more

  • Going against the flow, I prefer free weights by far.

    Sep 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, light workouts are effective. A variety of workouts is available on one machine.
    Cons: Price. Heavy weights are awkward and unstable. Tough on shoulders for chest workouts.

    Summary: I have used the Bowflex at work for nearly 1.5 years. I have a full set of dumbells at home. I prefer my dumbells every time for every upper body exercise I do. The Bowflex works fine for quick, light workouts. However, if you want to lift heavy ... read more

  • Great Machine, get the Motivator instead

    Dec 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great all around workout with ease of use and change of exercises.
    Cons: Price, get a motivator instead

    Summary: I have had both the Motivator and Power Pro XTU's and for the money, AND if you have the room, I suggest you get the Motivator instead. These machines will not use themselves, so if you want results.....You will have to put in the effort. The good news ... read more

  • I love my Bowflex

    Aug 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very durable and versatile.
    Cons: Expensive but worth it.

    Summary: As a 10 year gym-goer, I can say that this by far the best quality and most versatile home gym on th ... read more

  • Think about your attachments

    May 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease in changing weights, rower
    Cons: Reaching the hand grips for some exercises

    Summary: About 3 months ago I bought the Bowflex PowerPro XTL after debating about which series to buy. There were some attachments that I really wanted and others that I could live without, but decided to get them in fear that later on I'd wish I'd gotten them. ... read more

  • Just BUY one! A home gym that works!

    Mar 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, and it works!
    Cons: expensive, may not really mimic weights

    Summary: If you're like me you're looking around at reviews trying to decide just whether to buy one of these things or not. You've probably gotten their video, watched the informercials etc. JUST DO IT! I wasted a year hem'ing and haw'ing over this purchase. ... read more

  • Overweight woman, 5' 10", seeks better body -- can Bowflex deliver?

    Jan 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, easy to store, smooth working, well-designed, sturdy, lots of exercises.
    Cons: Complicated exercise instructions; decent workout video would improve product immensely for beginners.

    Summary: I got my Bowflex Power Pro XTL a few days after New Year's -- just in time for that traditional resolution to get in shape! I'm a woman, 5' 10", mid-40's with a serious weight problem, looking for a fun and practical way to build the lean muscle tissue ... read more

  • added the lat attachment

    Mar 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: versatility, overall design
    Cons: bench press needs more support

    Summary: I recently ordered the lat attachment for my Bowflex XT. (I wrote my review of the Bowflex XT in December '01, so I won't rehash everything here, just to say it was very positive. The title is 'former iron pumper', and you can read that review if you ... read more

  • $1600 Coat hanger, Bowflex Power Pro XTL backboard broke!!!!

    Feb 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: backboard broke, lat attachment useless, leg extension useless, friend went to ER

    Summary: I have owned a Bowflex Power Pro XTL for app. 4 years, 3 1/2 of witch it has served as a coat hanger. I am afraid to use it (get to that later) and can't sell it either (also get to that). I wasted $1600 of hard earned money on this piece of ... read more

  • Bowflex Has The Power

    Feb 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible resistance, space saver, extremely easy to use, results are real
    Cons: Not cheap, long shipping time

    Summary: Like most everybody, I've been aware of the Bowflex for years, seeing the ads constantly running on TV. I've been a serious exercise enthusiast for many years, and included intensive training with free weights as part of my regimen. But, as will happen ... read more

  • wait 5 weeks, and then wait six more

    Feb 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Felt smooth at the store.
    Cons: Not getting the machine is a definite con

    Summary: I ordered a Bowflex Ultimate on 12/27/2001, my family was moving and it would be too far to drive back and forth to the gym. I ordered the bowflex as a way to keep improving my shape. The lady I spoke with when ordering told that it would be 4 weeks ... read more

  • Lose the Jerky Free Weights

    Oct 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of exercises, fun and easy to use
    Cons: Assembly stinks, expensive

    Summary: Ok, I did it. I buckled to consumer pressure. After watching the Bowflex commercials for years I decided that I needed to start doing something about my body. I have been weight lifting on and off for years, and it was in one of the off times that I ... read more

  • One of the best!

    Oct 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great design for ease of changing exercises, no more GYM!
    Cons: some exercises tough to get used to, awkard posisitions

    Summary: I purchased a Power Pro XTL about 3 months ago. And do I have to say, "I really didnt want to pony up the funds to spend on something I thought would just sit in the basement." When I did finally make the call to purchase it, I was very shocked. It was ... read more

  • BOWFLEX XTL BLOWS OTHER AWAY

    Aug 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, lightweight, folds up for storage, versatile, LOTS OF EXERCISES!
    Cons: Price, size of exercise footprint.

    Summary: Summary: The Bowflex XTL is a member of the Bowflex family of home exercise systems. The Bowflex systems use a series of composite plastic (maybe fiberglass rods) enclosed in a rubber sheath. The resistance for the Bowflex system comes from a series ... read more

  • Bowflex Power Pro XTL - pretty pleased

    Aug 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth, easy to use, well constructed, gives complete body workout
    Cons: **Bench is Dangerous** read my review for more info

    Summary: OK. I overall am happy with this purchase. Although the machine is pricey, it operates as described and will offer you a very complete workout. I found changing weight and exercises fairly easy. I'm as sore after using the Bowflex as I was with free ... read more

  • don't buy it

    Jun 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cant think of any
    Cons: weak frame, poor upholstery, feels unnatural,

    Summary: The frame cracked on my first workout, had to wait a week for a new one, then I would worry every time I did a moderate to heavy lat pulldown because the frame "bowed" toward me while pulling down. It seemed like it was going to break right onto my head! ... read more

  • Bowflex XTL

    May 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent overall machine Good quality
    Cons: Not for achieving bulky look Cost: try to purchase used

    Summary: This is a real good machine. Ideal for the person who wants to have the ability to do most weight training with one machine. The "power rods" feel great to workout with. The resistance at the begining of the movement is rather low but then it ... read more

  • Great but not for your legs!

    Apr 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Space saver, excellent design, will give you a good upper workout
    Cons: Not the best machine for your leg work

    Summary: I own a bowflex XTL with the maximum upgrade of 410 pounds, and let me tell you that the machine is very good, except that if you are looking to put some muscle mass on your legs, this machine might not help you there. The bowflex is an ... read more

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