Our Favorite Bowflex Equipment
As with the Bowflex Treadclimber, the company is going all out to advertise their BowFlex MAX Trainer. This piece of equipment is available in an M3, M5, and M7 version. Max Trainer can get you the same level of workout that extensive workouts in the gym does.
They promise better results in a shorter time than you would get from working out on the treadmill or elliptical.
But before we reach a conclusion about its effectiveness, let us go through its features in detail –
It claims that you burn more calories in 14 minutes than you would with a treadmill. You need to use the machine for three times a week. But is three times a week enough to see results? The results might be better than lying on a couch and watching TV.
Some of the customers have added that they worked out for longer periods and 14 minutes is just not sufficient. The results will definitely vary.
It is also possible that the impressive results were not just from using the MAX trainer but using it in addition to some other form of strength training or ab workouts.
Along with a machine, we need to follow a strict diet to get the results we aim for. All this is not mentioned in the video. Hence, we cannot say that this is a comprehensive solution that encompasses a proper workout program.
It is possible that you can get the kind of results they mention if you workout at the higher level of intensity while following a proper diet suited for your body type.
The Bowflex Max Trainer is a combination of the stair climber and an elliptical.
It gives you an intense cardio workout that is the result of using the stairclimber motion, and add to that the upper body workout that the moving handlebars of an elliptical trainer provides. This finally gives you BOTH an upper and lower body workout simultaneously, which is proven to be more effective and with less perceived level of exertion. The handlebars are equipped with multiple grips so that you can target different sets of upper body muscles.
Interval Training — The BowFlex MAX Trainer allows to do Interval training – this is a kind of training where you go from intense exercising to a cool down phase. This technique is used by athletes and professionals to optimize their performance.
Users will find it easy to mount and dismount the MAX Trainer.
The design ensures that if you have only a little space for the equipment, you will still be able to fit it in. It is only 46”. This is much better than the ellipticals and treadmills that extend more than 70”.
The MAX Trainer pedals angle with the walking motion that results in lesser heel lift and foot numbness that one experiences with an elliptical.
The machine can be easily assembled though it may take you an hour or so to do it and with more than two hands.