I know most of you guys use free weights and probably not bowflex, but maybe someone can help me out with this.
I am looking at possibly buying a bowflex system for my room, instead of free weights or a gym membership.I am primarily trying to add lean muscle mass and gain strength.
Here are the pros and cons I came up with, maybe I'm missing something, but bowflex seems to come out on top. I have a budget of about $2000 for my weight training. With that I could buy the top of the line bowflex or buy some free weights and equipment or just pay a monthly fee for a gym membership and maybe get a personal trainer.
1. You can switch your exersises much faster than with free weights
All in one place, you can do back, leg, chest ,arm, etc all in one place. (with free weights, I had to go to the gym for the leg press, lat tower, etc.)
I could do it in my room with AC and radio. (free weights would be out in the garage)
Seems alot easier to just be able to jump in there and start lifting, instead of having someone teach you proper form for all the exercises. I will be able to spend less time learning and more time lifting.
No spotter required so I can push myself alot harder.
No waiting in line for equipment at the gym
1. Price $2000 (I don't know how much free weight equipment you could buy for that much money?)
- Only isolated movements, meaning that it will be harder to gain mass than if you were doing compound movements (I heard this somewhere on here)
What are your thoughts on comparing bowflex, free weights, or a gym membership?
Thanks for the help