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Bowflex PR3000 Review

Quick Summary

The Bowflex PR3000 home gym utilizes Power Rod technology to deliver up to 210 pounds of resistance, upgradable to 310 pounds.

By adding Power Rods to the cable pulley system novice users can start training with as little as 5 pounds and increase the weight when their muscles grow stronger.

The Bowflex PR3000 is an all-encompassing machine that delivers strength training to the upper body, lower body and abdominals.

Although the manufacturer no longer makes this model, you can still find them used from various sellers, so let’s learn more about the Bowflex PR3000 home gym so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Our Rating

Rating: 84.1/100. Strengthen your muscles with over 50 exercises and a built-in rowing station. Upgrade your resistance as you progress with workouts, effective trainer offers no-change cable pulley system (Bowflex’s patented ‘Power Rod’ technology).


  • Utilizes stellar Bowflex Power Rod technology
  • No-change cable pulley system keeps you focused on workout
  • 50+ exercises available on home gym
  • Spacious workout area (76″ by 86″)
  • Bench seat adjusts to accommodate all sizes
  • Upgrade with 310 lb. attachment for more resistance options


  • Only one year coverage on frame
  • A few customer complaints about misleading weight on rods
  • Doesn’t come with a lat bar (pulldowns still accessible via hand grips)
  • The machine does not fold up for easy storage
  • The machine has no built-in media rack


Users up to 300 lbs enjoy the benefits of the Bowflex PR3000 home gym.

The Bowflex PR3000 makes your workout easy with the no-change cable pulley system.

Flexibility is key to any home gym and the Bowflex PR3000 delivers with triple function hand-grip and ankle cuffs.

Home Gym Workouts

The Bowflex PR3000 home gym features over 50 exercises to get you on your way to a versatile flexible workout each time.

Exercises work all muscle groups in your body and include Bench Press, Shoulder Shrug and Standing Low Back Extension for your upper body as well as Leg Extension, Squat and Standing Calf Raise for the lower part of your body.

The Bowflex PR3000 provides the Seated (resisted) Abdominal Crunch to sculpt those hard to tone stomach muscles.

Bowflex PR3000 Features

The Bowflex PR3000 home gym manufactures high-tech composite material in the Power Rods and then sheaths and tests each product four separate times to ensure quality and durability.

The 7 year warranty on the Power Rods shows the trust Bowflex places in this component.

Many standard features are included with the Bowflex PR3000 as well including a vertical bench press and 4-inch roller cushions for leg curls and extensions.

A purchase of the Bowflex PR3000 includes access to the Bowflex Body Plan.

Questions & Answers

  • Is there a limit on the user’s height with the Bowflex 3000 Home Gym?
    The machine itself is 6’10” in height and has a user weight maximum of 300 lbs. Bowflex’s Power Rod gym line-up is designed for the population’s average in terms of height. Taller users might have to add length to the cables depending on arm span and leg length.
  • What are the major differences between the Bowflex PR3000 and the Bowflex PR1000?
    The PR1000 is actually a larger machine, at 103″ in length and 80″ in width, while the PR3000 is 96″ and 76″ respectively. Also, the PR3000 does not have  a lay-down bench, but rather an adjustable seat. Both machines offer 210 lbs resistance, but the PR3000 can be upgraded while the PR1000 cannot.
  • How can I upgrade the resistance level of the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym to 310 lbs?
    Additional resistance packs can be ordered online from Bowflex.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Bowflex PR3000 home gym warranty and guarantee includes:

– Power Rods: 7 Years
– Frame: 1 Year
– Parts: 60 Days

Get all the details at or dial (800) 667-1689.


The Bowflex PR3000 home gym is a well-designed piece of exercise equipment for the money.

Still not sure? Compare the PR3000 model to other Bowflex home gyms.

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