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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bowflex Sport may have saved my life, April 21, 2010
This review is from: Bowflex Blaze Home Gym (Sports)
As an insulin-taking diabetic who just had his gall bladder removed, and had triple bypass surgery a few years ago, I'm no competition for Schwartzenegger. I bought the Bowflex at a critical time in my life. Because of insulin use, my weight kept rising. When it got close to 300 lbs., and I couldn't put on my socks or tie my shoes, much less walk any distance at all, it became clear that the weight was on the verge of killing me.
I got the Bowflex because I knew its characteristics: as little resistance as I needed, or as much; very smooth action, easy on joints and muscles; easy to shift from exercise to exercise;and easy to cheat on rod changes by just using one resistance level for several exercises, and adjusting the reps accordingly.
Results started showing up immediately. I got stronger, lost weight -- in fact fifty pounds so far, and was able to stop using insulin. When my blood sugar gets too high, ten vigorous minutes on the Bowflex brings it back down. I feel better than I have for about three or four years.
Sure, the leg exercises aren't that great. But you can't expect to get a whole gym full of equipment for this great price. I'm grateful to my wife: she is happy that I never fold the Bowflex, so it's always out. Great quality construction!
UPDATE June 2013
WHEELCHAIR USE
I'm unable to get onto the Bowflex seat because I'm temporarily confined to a wheelchair. To move the wheelchair or to stand up without using my left leg, requires max upper body and arm strength. To my surprise and delight I was able to use the Bowflex from the "Wrong" end. By facing the rods, and also by backing up to the rods I was able to do several exercises. The crowning touch was using the lat bar to do pull-downs, which exercises the same muscles I must use to stand up.
I hope this information will help someone else who is in a wheelchair.
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