Bowflex has developed the bowflex xtreme 2 which is basically an upgraded and slightly improved version of the regular Extreme model.
Let's take a look at this new one to see if it's any better than before or if it's even any better than the much cheaper alternatives.
One thing you have to keep in mind is that most bowflex models are very expensive when compared to the much cheaper competition.
So is this model any different or is it just another one in a long line of good but overpriced home gyms?
This version of the bowflex xtreme has been improved over earlier versions.
You can adjust the lat pull-down tower to a couple of different positions.
This updated version of the bowflex extreme also has a longer squat rack or frame that provides up to 4 different adjustable positions.
It is possible to change the exercises you're doing a lot quicker and easier than you were previously able to. There are actually no cable changes that are needed to be done between your exercises.
With all of this, and the other features mentioned below, you are able to perform over 75 different exercises, which is a lot more than almost every other type of home gym set-up out there.
is probably the only area that the bowflex xtreme 2 is poor. I've never
liked the squat set-up at all (on any home gym), and strongly believe
that the only way to properly work your legs is with free weights.
The leg extension attachment is just like one you'd find in any gym. Leg extensions are useful but secondary to other leg exercises such as squats, as far as effectiveness goes.
It is easy to assemble for most people.
Some people however will find that a second set of hands can help a great deal.
Everything comes in numbered boxes with all of the different pieces properly marked to make them much easier to identify when putting together.
It will probably take you a couple of hours to put together. Over-all the bowflex xtreme 2 is a good piece of exercise equipment. As long as you use it properly and consistently, you'll be able to reach most of your goals.
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