I don’t live very close to a good gym and I have been considering purchasing a home gym. I have looked at Bowflex, but last night at Dick’s Sporting Goods I ran across the Proform Recoil system. This looks like a Bowflex, but it is priced at $499.99. Any opinions or advice on the BEST home gym?
Take into consideration how much square footage you can use for this gym.
I have a friend that has a bowflex, loves it, and he looks great.
I have a PARAbody gunrack with bench and 550 lbs of weight w/olybar that take up the same amount of room as the bowflex.
Purchased for under $500.
Take into consideration injuries. Have you googled bowflex and injuries?
I have hurt myself in the past by being a dumbass using freeweights. Lessons learned.
Cost? For the price of an average bowflex, I bought the aforementioned items along with a latpulldown/row machine, romanchair/hyper, curl bar, bands, and some platemates…commercial grade.
You can buy a kickass freeweight setup since a bowflex can cost $899-$2299
So, if you like a machine go for it; otherwise, stick with free weights for the versatility.
Best of luck