The Bowflex Home Gym is a resistance exercise machine used for building strength and muscle. It was first patented by an engineering student in San Francisco in 1979. Bowflex Inc. began selling home gyms in 1986.
I finally got to try one of these machines! I share my favorite exercises with the Bowflex Revolution Spiraflex (2005 Model) and review the pros and cons in my opinion. I hope it will give you some ideas to incorporate into your own workouts! Let me know your thoughts down below!
What is Bowflex Spiraflex
Bowflex Spiraflex ® technology is a non-abrasive prevention system that provides the comfort and feel of gym-quality plate-loading machines, but eliminates excess bulk and weight. … since no metal parts were used, Spiraflex® technology is quiet, light weight, portable and safe.
During assembly, you attached a 5-pound (2.227 kg) Spiraflex®. Resistance packs on the machine. The 5-lb packs are Permanently attached to the machine. Bowflex Revolution 6, The Home Gym 520 comes with a 220 pound (100 kg) resistance pack,10, 20 and 40-lb packs (2.27 kg, 4.54 kg, 9.07 kg, 18.14 kg). Resistance packs are easy to attach. You simply select, Pack the resistance and slide it into the ditch, confirming it. Match the rounded edge of the hole in the plate. The rounded edge of the canyon (see pictures on the right). Once upon a time you Press, press and turn the pack fully on the shaft, About 10 degrees counter step until locked Tabs click in place. When applying pressure, turn the plate, Clockwise until the needle marks in the packs are aligned
Using Your Bowflex Revolution® Home Gym
Spiraflex: Attaching Resistance Packs
During assembly you attached 5-lb (2.27 kg) Spiraflex ® resistance packs to the machine. 5-lb packs are permanently attached to the machine. The Bowflex Revolution ® Home Gym comes in 520, 20, and 40-lb packs with 220 lbs (100kg) and 40-lb packs (2.27kg, 4.54kg, 9.07kg, 18.14kg). Resistance packs are easy to attach. You simply select the resistance pack and slide it onto the shaft, making sure the rounded edge of the plate hole matches the rounded edge of the shaft (see pictures on the right). When you push the pack all the way to the shaft, press the plate and turn it clockwise over 10 degrees until it clicks in place. When applying pressure, rotate the plate clockwise until the index marks on the packs are aligned.
Note: It is extremely important to ensure that all six locking tabs are engaged to ensure proper and safe operation of the machine. Check that the pack sits evenly without any additional gaps behind the bottom edge of the pack.
You can choose any combination of resistance packs as per your requirement. Each pack needs to be installed the same way, place the pack in the trench, slide it all over the housing, and turn it clockwise until you are busy with the locking tabs. Then turn it clockwise so that the index marks on each pack are aligned. If you use multiple resistance packs, each has a locking mechanism to stack multiple packs. You can set the symmetric set or offset. This means you can set a resistance of 40 pounds (18.14 kg) on one side and 60 pounds (27.22 kg) on the other, or set 60 pounds or 60 pounds on either side and something on the other side – or something like that. One-sided resistance is effective when practicing unilaterally, such as trunk rotation or hip extensions. You will not always need the same amount of resistance on each side. However it is common to do symmetrical exercises such as bench press or chest flight.
Bowflex Revolution Cable Squats
Bowflex Revolution Cable Squats-Bowflex Spiraflex:Please take your time to read the full manual and follow it carefully before attempting to use it. Bowflex Revolution: Home Gym. Also identify and read all warning labels posted on the machine. It is It is important to understand how you will perform each exercise correctly using Spiraflex ® resistance.The image below shows the machine set up in one of several configurations. Included as standard accessories, With your new Bowflex Revolution – Home Gym is a promotional curl attachment, leg press plate, leg press sitback,Footwear and curl / pulldown bar. Instructions for attaching various accessories, storing cables and changing,Out-bench elements have been included in this manual later in the assembly manual.