The Bowflex Xtreme SE is a powerhouse of a gym in a great vertical design so space saving is a real feature. It’s designed so that you can workout all muscle groups with over 65 possible exercises. It’s a popular gym with many stand out features:


  • Sturdy and built to last with a user capacity of 300 lbs
  • Squat station so core exercises like the squat and dead lift are available
  • Multiple cable and pulley positions so you have many angles of resistance
  • Quality durable materials and construction with a long warranty

Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym review

Bowflex gyms use their Power Rod technology to give you the resistance you need to workout. These are just the same as weights on a machine or free weights only you are pushing or pulling against the tension the rods create. This can give you up to 210 lbs on the standard machine which is upgradeable to 310 or 410 lbs.

From the sitting position you can work out nearly all the major muscle groups due to the innovative design. Obviously for the squat and the dead lift you will be standing and there is a platform at the front of the unit. With regards to the particular exercises and body parts the chest gets it’s press from the seated position. A fly can also be done here as well as an incline and decline press to target different parts of the chest.

The lat station means the back can be worked on and the low pulley gets you a seated row. The lat bar is angled so the back is exercised in a more natural more effective way. The high pulley means the triceps can have their pull downs and extensions and the mid range pulley gets the biceps a range of exercises.

The legs can be worked at from a variety of angles using extensions and curls and the squat is available with a dead lift for those core muscular workouts. The abdominals can have some resistance for maximum definition which can also target the obliques too. The gym comes with a 6 week results guarantee so if you don’t see results from your workouts you can get a refund.

For a thorough explanation of all the exercises this gym can do (65+) there is an owners manual to guide you. You may even find ways of working out a muscle group you hadn’t thought of. Overall this gym can do everything you’ll need it to and what’s great is it can do it in such a compact way you’ll save space. Overall the Bowflex Xtreme SE home gym is a great all over body exercise system.

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