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Bowflex Blaze Review

Quick Summary

An industry leader for years, Boxflex knows how to give customers the results they crave through their wide variety of machines.

The Bowflex Blaze home gym utilizes Power Rod technology to maximize strength training and hit fitness goals.

Since Power Rod technology is easy on the joints, users recovering from injury will especially enjoy working out on the Bowflex Blaze.

Additionally, Bowflex puts its reputation behind this product by offering a lifetime warranty on the Power Rods.

Learn more about the Bowflex Blaze home gym below…

Specifications

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Model Bowflex Blaze
Rating

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76.7%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,099
Best Price

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$749
Type

There are a few different types of Home Gyms. There are weight stack, power rod and body weight.

Power Rods
Max. Weight

Home Gym Max Weight is the maximum amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that can be lifted on the machine.

210 lbs
Exercises

Home Gym exercises is the number of exercises you can do on the machine.

60+
Seat

The seat on a Home Gym can be adjustable, padded, or detached.

Bench (Adjustable)
User Weight

Home Gym User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this Home Gym will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Length: 90"
Width: 38"
Height: 83"
Workout Area

Home Gym Workout Area is the amount of space needed to use the Home Gym (Length x Width)

8' 4" x 6' 6" (L x W)
Legs

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do leg workouts or not.

Abs

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has abdominal workouts or not.

Curls

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do arm curls or not.

Pulldown

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do pulldown workouts or not.

Rows

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do rows or not.

Accessories

Many Home Gyms have optional accessories you can purchase separately.

- 310 lb Rod Upgrade
- Bowflex Body Plan
Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Power Rods: Lifetime
Construction: 5 Years

Rating: 76.7%

Our Rating

76.7/100

Target all muscle groups through a wide selection of workouts. Power Rod resistance is suitable for all ages and experience levels. This machine is especially useful for users recovering from injuries, designed to deliver low impact workouts with high quality results.

Pros:

  • Bowflex patent Power Rod resistance.
  • 60+ exercises to select from.
  • Bench seat adjusts for all shapes and sizes.
  • Spacious workout area (8′ 4″ x 6′ 6″).
  • Lifetime guarantee on Power Rods.

Cons:

  • This home gym does not target abs.
  • A bulky design for a home gym that takes up quite a bit of floor space.
  • The 210 lb. max user weight is adequate, but certainly does not support all users.

Introduction

The Bowflex Blaze home gym is equipped to work all major muscle groups including upper body, lower body, and the heart. Sadly, the home gym doesn’t invite abs to the party, which will be a major drawback for some (such as Instagram users). Ultimately, the Bowflex Blaze is best suited to strength training and not nearly as adept for cardiovascular activities. There are some cardio workout options, but the Bowflex Blaze is primarily designed for muscle building.

Home Gym Workouts

Sixty exercises are included with the Bowflex Blaze home gym, including a 20 minute Bowflex Blaze workout specially designed to take advantage of the machine. Bowflex stands behind its commitment to give you fast results by working out 20 minutes a day, three times a week. These exercises concentrate on providing exercises that burn calories, sculpt your muscles, and keep you fit.

Bowflex Blaze Features.

Build strong back and shoulder muscles with the lat tower and angled lat bar. Tone your glutes, quads and hamstrings through the lower pulley squat station.

The standard 210 pounds of Power Rod resistance can upgrade to both 310 and 410 pounds worth of resistance for more demanding workouts.

To add further customizability, multiple cable and pulley positions along with triple function hand-grip and ankle cuffs ensure that you will find your perfect customized workout.

Develop muscular legs with the leg extension/leg curl attachment. Reach your targeted heart rate with the aerobic rowing and leg presses found on the sliding seat rail.

Bowflex’s unique handgrip is designed to add flexibility and performance to any workout. Functions include a Regular Grip, Non-Grip Cuff, Ankle Cuff, Foot Cuff, and a Shoulder Cuff.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Bowflex Blaze home gym warranty and guarantee includes:

– Power Rods: Lifetime
– Construction: 5 Years

Conclusion

The Bowflex Blaze home gym does some cardio, but first and foremost it is a strength training machine. There are a wide variety of options available to users with that need though. A number of high power, yet low impact workouts are possible with this single machine. Unfortunately, there are odd gaps in workout options (your abs will feel tragically ignored) and the machine takes up quite a bit of floor for a home gym. This is very clearly the entry level model in the Bowflex line. It is designed for a very specific user, so make sure to compare the machine to other Bowflex home gyms before you commit.

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