Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Review

Bowflex PR3000 Review

If you’ve ever been up late at night watching TV with nothing better to do at around 3 in the morning then you’ve probably seen ads for the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym. It looks like a pretty amazing machine but how much does the thing cost, how big is it really and how much space would you need to keep it? Since I’ve owned Bowflex for a while now I can answer some of these questions and I hope you’ll stick around to hear that. It’s my favorite piece of home gym equipment and I think more people would love it if they tried it too.

While it is the most basic model from the company, the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is one of the cheaper varieties too. You don’t sacrifice much for the significant reduction in price either so I don’t see any reason to pay a lot for the brand new one. This machine works just fine. All you need to do is sit down on the comfortable arrangement and figure out which part of your body you want to exercise. If it’s your arms, reach up; if your legs need some toning, reach forward with them. You will either be pulling or pushing with your limbs to make this work.

I think the best thing about my Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is how easy the thing is to adjust. I can add or subtract weight without much effort at all by sliding plates on or off the bar at the back of the machine. The total amount of resistance can go up to as much as  210 pounds (95kgs) which is quite a lot. You will be working on this thing for a long time before you get up to that much and by that time, you really don’t need to worry about getting into shape any more. This machine absolutely works.

Besides that, it’s also cost effective. When you think about how much money you would spend on free weights, bars and benches, or gym memberships at high end places where you could get access to all that equipment, you’re talking about hundreds or thousands of dollars after a while. This makes the$900 price tag on most new Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym sets a little easier to bear. If you’re really serious about getting into shape like I was then this investment will pay for itself when you look and feel better than ever. Great results are possible with great tools to help.

The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is an expensive system but you get an awful lot for the amount you pay. Consider the $900 an investment in a healthier you, one which will have far greater returns than a thousand dollars. When you wake up in the morning and have more energy or you can climb stairs without losing your breath, you will realize this. The machine is big though, kind of bulky too; you need to have a floor space about 8 feet by 6 ½ feet to set it up. This will be a turn off for some people but still is one of the best home gym investments.

The amount of exercises you can do with this home gym is incredible, it features:

Chest Exercises include:

  • Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Decline Bench Press

Arm Exercises include:

  • Bicep Curls
  • Triceps Pushdowns
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Tricep Kickbacks

Back Exercises include:

  • Narrow Pulldowns with Handgrips
  • Standing Low Back Extensions
  • Stiff-arm Pulldowns
  • Reverse Grip Pulldowns

Abdominal Exercises include:

  • Seated Abdominal Crunches
  • Trunk Rotations

Shoulder Exercises include:

  • Crossover High Rear Delt Rows
  • Seated Shoulder Press
  • Shoulder Shrugs
  • Lateral Shoulder Raise
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff (Internal and External)
  • Standing Low Back Extensions

Leg Exercises include:

  • Leg Extensions
  • Squats
  • Standing Hip Extension
  • Standing Hip Abduction
  • Standing Leg Kickbacks
  • Standing Calf Raises



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