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Bowflex Ultimate 2 Review

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Quick Summary

The Bowflex Ultimate 2 came out in the mid-2000s and is only available in either used or refurbished models.

Bowflex’s Ultimate 2 refurbished models normally come with a 6-month manufacturer’s warranty and are refurbished to factory standards.

As with all Bowflex products, the Ultimate 2 utilizes Bowflex’s Power Rod technology to deliver 310 pounds of resistance, upgradable to 410 pounds.

Learn more about the Bowflex Ultimate 2 home gym below…

Our Rating

Rating: 74.3/100. Power Rod Home Gym, 210 lbs. max user weight, 60+ exercises, Bench (Adjustable) Seat, 8′ 4″ x 6′ 6″ (L x W) Workout Area, Curls/Pulldowns/Rows, 310 lb. Rod Upgrade, Bowflex Body Plan


  • Outstanding Power Rod resistance
  • Strong, heavy duty home gym
  • Terrific number of exercises available
  • Adjustable, comfortable bench seat
  • Very spacious and comfy workout area
  • Target specific muscles with curls/pulldowns/rows
  • 310 lb. Power Rod upgrade included
  • Good, reasonable warranty
  • Bowflex Body Plan included


  • The Bowflex Ultimate 2 was recalled in 2007 due to 10 reports regarding rod box separation, three of which “resulted in injuries including bruised arms, sore elbows and a sore back”. Registered owners were sent a free repair kit from Nautilus. No further issues were reported once the repair kit was installed.


The Bowflex Ultimate 2 provides a complete total body workout whether you are concentrating on upper body, lower body, abdominals or all three areas.

The Ultimate 2 comes with all of the features you’ve grown to love in Bowflex products including lat tower with angled lat bar, squat station and preacher curl attachment.

The no-change cable pulley system makes switching exercises to other parts of the body a painless process.

Rather than stopping your strengthening to change cables, the Bowflex Ultimate 2 automatically adjusts the cables keeping your workout flowing without interruption.

Home Gym Workout Programs

The Bowflex Ultimate 2 includes over 95 exercises to work all areas of your body.

Bench press and chest fly exercises increase your upper body muscle strength.

Low back extension and pull downs strengthen back muscles.

Various crunches provide a flat abdominal area while shoulder rotator cuffs aid in range of motion. Many arm and leg exercises help problem areas such as triceps, elbows, wrists, ankles, hips and calves.

Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym Features

The Bowflex Ultimate 2 includes a built-in cardio rowing machine to help you create a cardiovascular workout on the same machine as you do your strengthening exercises.

Users find switching between exercises a simple time-saving process.

If you who are injury prone or recovering from ongoing pain problems especially in your legs, the Bowflex Ultimate 2 is a great low-impact machine on joints and muscles.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Bowflex Ultimate 2 warranty and guarantee includes:

– Machine: 12 Years
– Power Rods: Lifetime

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


Since the Bowflex Ultimate 2 is an older machine, it is a more economical buy than newer machines with the same components.

Bowflex was the first on the market to introduce the Power Rod technology, and since then users have discovered the easy way to begin weight training and progress to lifting larger amounts of weight in a short time period.

Consider the Bowflex Ultimate 2 refurbished model to receive the 6 month warranty, or check out the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE.


  • Richard Cassell September 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm from North Carolina
    How much does the actual bow flex ultimate 2 weight? Equipment (only) weight important relative to potential second floor placement and purchase decision.
    • FitRated September 17, 2020 at 11:18 am
      Hi Richard, the product weight is 239 kg.

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