Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Review

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Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is sold through Amazon.com but not the official Bowflex website. The home gym looks nearly identical to various other models produced by the company. Bowflex uses power rods instead of weight plates. The power rods greatly reduce the weight of the Bowflex machine and provide positive and negative tension on the muscle. Power rods are easy to adjust and the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym comes with 210 pounds of resistance, more than enough for most users. If the user needs more resistance, the unit can be upgraded to 410 pounds for an additional cost. The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym stands 83 inches tall and 64 inches long. While this is one of the more compact Bowflex machines, it is still larger than many home gyms.

List of Ingredients

Home gym by Bowflex.

Product Features

The description for the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is detailed listing every part of the machine and many exercises. The PR3000 model comes with hand and ankle cuffs, cable pulley system, leg extension, vertical bench press and triple handgrips. With more than 50 exercises, users can create a custom workout in no time.

While the long list of positives and benefits may lure in the consumer, there are some concerns to take into consideration before purchasing the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym. The maximum user weight is 300 pounds, so dieters weighing more than 300 pounds cannot use the machine. The machine is smaller than some home gyms, but it still measures nearly 7-feet tall by 4-feet wide. Once assembled, the unit will not easily move from one room or space to the next. A total of 100 inches by 71 inches is required to use the machine.

Assembly is another concern. The cable pulley system requires multiple people to install. Shipping weight is 173 pounds, making it even harder to move and assemble the home gym. The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym sells for $899.

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Advantages

  • Multiple exercises in one convenient machine.
  • Backed by a money-back guarantee.
  • Easy to use power rod technology.
  • Comes with 210 pounds of tension.

Disadvantages

  • Hard to assemble.
  • Takes up a lot of space.
  • Very expensive.
  • Requires multiple people to assemble.
  • Not easy to move from one space to another.

Conclusion

The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is a large, yet space-saving home gym. When it comes to purchasing a home gym, Bowflex provides power rod technology to reduce home gym weight, but power rods take up more space. Beginners can easily sit down and workout with more than 50 exercises. Advanced users may require additional tension, but a complete workout is just as simple. Unfortunately, the price of the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is far more expensive than some consumers would like to pay.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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