Has a lot of exercises, machines says over 60+, but it seems like you would be able to do far more than 60.
I bought this in hopes of building muscle and gaining weight, but some of the exercises don't give me enough weight or resistance.
You can upgrade the weight resistance up to 410lbs, which I have not done yet. It comes with only 210, which for squatting is enough to make you sweat, but not enough to build muscle, at least for me( i am 175lbs, 5 feet 9 inches).
I have been using it for more than 2 months and there is a lot of sign of wear on the hinges where the pulleys attach to the frame. I can see significant amounts of paint and some metal coming off from the friction of the movement.
The leg extension and leg curls is what has given me a challenge, or maybe I am just weak, since I used to run a lot. I have it set up in a room, about 10 by 12 and fits very good, I have other exercise equipment in there also. You will be able to find the dimensions on the advertisement anyways. The bowflex comes in pieces, you will have to assemble it. It took me about 4 and a half hours. After you first assemble it use it a few times and then go back and retighten the bolts to make it safer. Once you have installed it, unless you have about 5 foot door, you will have to take some of it apart to get it out of a room or the house. For me( 170 lbs and 5 feet 9 inches) the only place where I need more resistance is in the squats, but I use additional weights on the bar and make it more challenging. This machine has almost all the exercises you need to get into a better shape, to have more movility, and better flexibility.
Even though I am a cheap person, and would like to spend the least that I can, I consider it a good investment.
If you are strict about your health and are consistent with your work out routines then I think you will find it a good investment as well.
Also, I found people saying that this machine is no good and that it is better just to buy weigh sets, which you could find really cheap used. I understand their point of view, because most of those are bodybuilders who lift heavy, which you are unlikely to find in this machine since it is only rated for 410lbs. Comes with exercise manual, how to do exercises, techiniques, postures, etc., installation manual, and some assembling tools.
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