The Bowflex PR1000 is a home gym that can give your entire body a good workout. It is a very sturdy home gym that allows you to do 30 different resistance training workouts and even some cardio to get you into shape.
- Effective Workout
- Build Quality
- Quiet Mechanics
- Exercise Variety
- Easy Assembly
- Only 210lbs of Resistance
The Bowflex PR1000 is an excellent choice if you are looking to add some muscle tone and burn calories. It is a great primary machine for someone who just wants to get into shape. However, it’s not a good choice as your main home gym if you are looking to get huge. For bodybuilders, this home gym would mainly work secondary to free weights.
It uses power rods to add resistance to a variety of movements. You connect a hook to the rod(s) on each side to set the amount of resistance you want. You can hook on as little as 5lbs or you can go up to 210lbs of resistance. The exercises you can do with this machine are designed to hit everything – your back, chest, shoulders, arms, abs, legs, etc. The set comes with an exercise guide containing all of the different exercises the machine is capable of.
This bowflex can give anyone a good workout if used correctly. The idea is to use the full resistance throughout the entire movement. In other words, you shouldn’t relax your muscles on the way back before the next rep. Instead, go down slowly and maintain the maximum level of resistance.
Assembly is fairly easy and it will probably take about an hour on average to assemble – maybe more, maybe less depending on how handy you are. Most people will be able to assemble without any assistance as long as the steps are followed carefully.
Once it is put together, it is very sturdy and no shaking or wobbling. The materials used are very high quality and you won’t get the sense that anything will break at all. The other great thing about this machine is it is very quiet. The movements and mechanics are smooth yet very effective for your muscles – you might be loud from having a great workout, but the machine itself won’t make a peep! It also folds up nicely when you are finished with the workout so you don’t have to worry about having an entire room dedicated to one machine.
Overall, the Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym is a great way to workout your entire body and a worthy investment for people who are tired of paying gym memberships. I highly recommend it for anyone (young or old) just looking to tone up and burn some fat.