Jokeflex

Discussion in 'Home Exercise Equipment' started by Stretchman, May 8, 2004.

  1. Stretchman

    Stretchman New Member

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    WTF? I went to the store to get a jump rope, of all things, and there sit Bowflex XT. My eyes bug out. Thing look nice.
    So I says to da saleman, "I can try this?"
    Him say "Yep!"
    So's I sits, and he puts like 160 on it.
    "Do a press" him say.
    Boing boing boing. "I dunno man, this feels kinda funny." [​IMG]
    "Progressive resistance. Here, try a curl."
    Clank clank. Hmmm, cables too short. Ohh, bummer.
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    "Say, what about the free weights?"
    "255 lbs plus bar for like 200 bux."
    [​IMG] Wow. tempting. "Hmm, jump rope?"
    "$6.99"
    Kewl. [​IMG]

    Stretch [​IMG]
     
  2. HydrolicKraken

    HydrolicKraken New Member

    I happen to own a Bowflex, and am going to respond.
    WTF? I went to the store to get a jump rope, of all things, and there sit Bowflex XT. My eyes bug out. Thing look nice.
    So I says to da saleman, "I can try this?"
    Him say "Yep!"
    So's I sits, and he puts like 160 on it.
    "Do a press" him say.
    Boing boing boing. "I dunno man, this feels kinda funny."
    Ever try a cable press on a pully machine? So what if it feels different
    "Progressive resistance. Here, try a curl."
    Clank clank. Hmmm, cables too short. Ohh, bummer.
    You can do a lying curl, and lay closer to the pulleys.
    "Say, what about the free weights?"
    "255 lbs plus bar for like 200 bux."
    [​IMG] Wow. tempting. "Hmm, jump rope?"
    "$6.99"
    Does a free weight set offer you
    A:as many exercises
    B:A compact gym that fits almost anywhere
    Most people who complain about a bowflex have diffaculty understanding the thing, will not give it a chance, or use it in an improper context.
    I have (when in shape) gone to a 8% body fat and increased my lean body mass by 20 lbs on one.
     
  3. Stretchman

    Stretchman New Member

    The problem is that I am way too big for a bowflex. AT 6'4" it isn't any good for me. The issue wasn't so much that the machine was bad, but that the saleman tried to get me to make a bad purchase. It simply would not have worked for me. No range of motion for the boxflex XT.

    If I offended you I am sorry. My intention was to point out that it isn't exactly built for guys my size. I have used a bullworker before ( still have it) with excellent results. It is a very similar concept. But nothing beats free weights.
    it's that simple.

    Stretch
     

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