Diet & Health

Losing The Fat, Keeping Your Muscle And Feeling Superior

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Feb 282013
 

There are mechanisms involved when the body burns fat, not muscle, which are well known about. We feel that quite a lot of people have problems with it due to the way they carry it out. What this simply means is the amount of motivation a person has might wane after some time, even after a very strong start. Another point that’s important is the reasons behind this happening. Due to everybody varying there are so many possible reasons, but we shall mention just one of them. Many people may choose some sort of method that just isn’t optimal for them. And once their efforts don’t yield results they don’t bother to find an alternative method to try. Finding whatever suits you and works best is the most important thing to ensure your success.

What you must do is reduce your calorie intake so that there is a deficit. Even though this can be done in an effective way you should not reduce the amount of fat and protein you consume. Indeed, we will be reducing your intake of carbohydrates.

But you really don’t have to get rid of them entirely as it’s not needed. Another reason to not get rid of carbs altogether is that getting all of your calories from just fats and proteins is rather difficult. You would be pleasantly surprised to see how fast and easily you can drop your weight when you reduce your carb intake.

There are numerous reasons as to why you should drink water in the day. We are not talking about over-doing it with water consumption, but we will suggest roughly eight pints per day of healthy water. The water will aid losing fat as your stomach will feel full up. So what we’re trying to do here is avoid drinking or eating any snacks that could contribute to your fat intake. Also if you stay hydrated you’ll be able to keep up your energy levels. Try consuming drinks containing lots of water instead of caffeine and then keep an eye on how much energy you have. If you have more energy, then your exercising will be more productive.

Getting your body to burn fat and not muscle is a important consideration in the whole process. Most people do not have a sufficient appreciation for the psychological aspects of exercise and proper diet. Working out can be easy if you find exercises that you really enjoy doing. For burning fat and not muscle your diet can have the same approach. There are hundreds of different foods so this will make it easier for you. The diets you are used to hearing about you should not only follow. There are great dietary approaches from around the world that are super healthy and work great. You’ll discover that there will be an approach to burning off fat but not muscle that works best for you. It’s just important to choose a method that is appealing to you and will be beneficial and fun.

Those fitness and weight loss tips and advice will help you, anyhow in case you truly want to receive the best results you need to go after a full fitness plan that integrates proper nutrition program along with proven physical exercises. 31 Day Fat Loss Cure and discover more about an extremely popular program to shape your body and lose the fat.

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Slim Down While Being Healthy

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Oct 162012
 

Maybe you want to lose weight, but is it for the right reasons? Of the many reasons why folks strive to be thinner, looking better or more appealing generally comes into the picture. Health and wellness usually have little to do with it. Death as a very likely prospect has to stare them in the face before some will make the effort to shed a few pounds. It is an unfortunate fact that although a lot of diet programs can help you lose weight they will also be terrible for your health. One of the deciding factors when selecting a weight loss program should be that it will boost your health.

You should not wait until you are desperate and resort to extreme means, before trying to drop those extra pounds. These steps might get you to shed weight, but they might also cause you complications, such as malnutrition, nausea and ulcers, from skipping too many meals. Some people start working out intensely in an effort to shed weight. Muscle weighs much more than fat, but they have no idea of this so when the scale tells them they have gained weight they get despondent and quit. It is easy to slip back into poor lifestyle choices that involve no discipline and effort, simply because you have no idea of what makes a healthy body. There are many people who wrongly believe that more weight can be lost by increasing their daily quota of exercise. This may be effective in the beginning, but in the long run the overuse will exhaust your body.

Often what we want to have happen, sparks the opposite effect. Your extra exercising, might trigger a survival mechanism in the brain, which causes the metabolism to stall, particularly if you are taking in a lot of calories. You can actually suffer injuries and sprains to your muscles and joints if you push your exercise too hard, too fast. Additionally, rather than burning fat, your body might cannibalize muscle cells. You wouldn’t want this to happen, because you are exercising to reduce the fat, and build muscle, not the other way around.

Eating fewer calories and working out moderately is vital to good health and losing weight. To slim your stomach you really need to do physical exercise. You need to stay with this to start seeing results, because it generally doesn’t happen for about two weeks. The body needs to adjust to your new lifestyle before altering your fat burning capacity. The weight typically begins to disappear in the third week, and will keep doing so until your desired weight is reached.

You have to understand that shedding pounds while remaining healthy is not a quick process. It will take time to accomplish this, since the process entails shedding negative habits, which don’t just disappear completely. There are many types of diet programs you can try, that might work for shedding pounds, but not for making you healthy. You will need each of those objectives to be targeted at the same time.

Top 3 Fat Burning Workouts Revealed

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Apr 282011
 

Are you looking for some suitable fat burning workouts ? Well, there are plenty of options for you to choose. Those who are interested in knowing about the different workouts available will definitely benefit from the info given in this particular article.

There are quite a number of fat burning workouts which targets fats that accumulate in different parts of the body such as back, chest, arms, buttocks, thighs and the stomach. These workouts are extremely useful when it comes to toning your muscles and removing excess fat from a particular part of the body. Practicing these workouts on a daily basis will help you to attain certain level of flexibility as well .

• Fitness Machines That Focus on All Over Workout
There are a variety of machines that you can use to perform several different exercises . When choosing a machine you need to consider your needs, what you are trying to achieve ie your fitness goals and your budget. Professional assistance in this case can help you to find the right machine that suits you. With the right machine and motivation you will find it much easier when it comes to burning fats and toning the muscles.

• Fitness Machines For Specific Body Parts
There are machines that are specifically designed to burning fat for specific parts of the body . For example, there are machines designed for leg workouts. This type of machine works the front, outer and inner thighs, the hamstrings, the hips, calves and buttocks for a great fat burning workout. Remember if you don’t know what you want, research and ask a professional.

• Interval training
High intensity interval training has become one of the most effective kinds of fat burning exercise. This is a process of intervals that you can do throughout the workout . This involves a lot of aerobics as well. You need to start in a normal pace and periodically carry out short bursts of the same activity at higher intensity. For example, when out walking, quicken your pace for 30 seconds then walk slower for 60 second, then repeat.

These training sessions are extremely useful for turning walks into an extremely rigorous fat burning process.

Bowflex Revolution Reviews – A “Must-Read” Review of the Bowflex Revolution Home Gym :- Diet food.

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Feb 142011
 

If you’re like the millions of Americans who have seen those fancy Bowflex infomercials on TV you’ve probably wondered whether they really work. They make working out look so exciting! My story is probably all too familiar. I was your typical over weight, out of shape, middle aged guy who had no control over his eating habits and lifestyle. I had grown fat and lethargic, spending my time watching TV, while devouring heaps of junk food. I was at a low point in my life and had let myself go physically and emotionally.

It was not until I saw one of their well produced infomercials that I became inspired to take control! I had grown sick of wearing sweatpants and not being able to fit into the clothes I liked. I wanted to be proud of my body, not disgusted! After much deliberation I decided to take their 6-week challenge. If I was not 100% satisfied with my results in 6 weeks, I could return it for a complete refund, no questions asked. So here begins me exciting review of the Bowflex Revolution home gym and what it has done for me, and more importantly, what it can do for you.

Your First Bowflex Workout:

My Bowflex Revolution arrived at my door within 2 weeks as promised. Setting up took about an hour. Nothing too crazy here. The instructions are easy to read and clearly written.The first few workouts on my new Bowflex home gym took a little getting used to. What makes the Bowflex Revolution so unique from other fitness equipment is the use of Spiraflex. This is a patented resistance technology that uses an elastic wrapped around a coil to produce highly controlled, natural feeling resistance to create the feel and fast results of free weights. Pretty cool I must say. So does it really do as it claims?

Bowflex Results Explained:

Well, I wouldn’t say it feels exactly like free weights. However, the results from my workouts have been totally blown me away. The Revolution is the real deal. When you perform a movement on the Revolution, the machine apples constant resistance throughout the exercise. In essence, the Bowflex challenges you from the very beginning and to the very end of muscle contraction. And since it applies even tension, you get an incredible pump after every workout. And it doesn’t end there. Due to the controlled and restrictive nature of the exercises (don’t worry you can do a lot of exercises), you are trained to use strict form for faster, better gains. Each rep is performed with maximum results. You won’t be able to sway your body and cheat like you could with free weights.

What I Really Like About The Bowflex Revolution (Benefits):

o Tons of versatility with 100 exercises and 400 variations

o Able to work any body part and cure problem areas (i.e. – lower back, abs, arms, etc)

o Very effective at isolating different muscle groups for increased definition and development.

o Totally quiet. No heavy weights clankin’ around.

o Can workout in the privacy of your own home. No more waiting in line at the gym.

o 6-week guarantee if your not 100% satisfied, no questions asked, makes it risk free. (you still have to pay for shipping)

Couple Of Things To Improve:

o More weight. It maxes out at 280 lbs, which is fine for most people. I’m pretty strong and would love it if you could throw on another 100 lbs. You can always supplement your training with free weights if you need more.

o Machine is heavy. I guess this is expected.

o No decline bench.

Ok, So Here’s The Bottom Line:

The Bowflex Revolution Home Gym is, hands down, the best home gym I have ever used. No other home gym comes close in terms of quality, effectiveness, and versatility. Forget Weider, and Total Body, and Soloflex. Bowflex really understands strength training better than anyone else in home fitness. Anybody can get in shape with this gym. Now I can understand why they sold 10,000 of these units. They work. I’ve been using mine for 4 months and and can now fit back into my old clothes with ease. I have finally regained control of my weight and the way I look. I have developed a nice six pack not seen since high school! The best part is I actually look forward to working out. It’d no longer a chore like it’s been with other machines. Staying in shape is something I enjoy and can do in the privacy of my home.

If your looking for a highly effective and versatile home gym you’ll want to definitely check out the Bowflex Revolution. And since they offer a 6-week money back guarantee, you really have nothing to lose.

For the best deals and a FREE 6-week workout program proven to build muscle go Gobowflex.com [http://gobowflex.com/revolution.htm]

Mark Alexander is a bowflex owner and father of 2 boys.

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Product Review of the Nautilus Bowflex 552 SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells | Weight loss.

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Feb 132011
 

The Nautilus Bowflex SelectTech adjustable dumbbells are probably the best “dial dumbbells” today. The basic set comes with a base unit to hold the weight plates and the “core” of the adjustable dumbbell, but there is a separate dumbbell rack available. These quick change dumbbells from Bowflex come with a 2 year warranty on parts, 5 years weight plates and 1 year warranty for labor.

Description

Just shy of 16 inches in length, these dumbbells are pretty long. Unlike the PowerBlocks or Ironmaster, the length of the dumbbells remains the same regardless of the weight you select. This can be awkward and might take some time to get used to since the dumbbell is very long, even at 5 lbs.

The weight on the Bowflex dumbbells can adjust from 5lbs to 52.5lbs. Because of the maximum weight of only 52.5 lbs, you might be better off with the PowerBlock Elite Set or the Ironmaster adjustable dumbbell set if you plan on building huge muscles and getting super strong (the maximum weight on those dumbbells is about 120-130lbs).

How it Works

Basically, you turn a dial on the SelectTech Dumbbells to the weight that you want until you hear a clicking sound, and you’re set. Once the weight plates are locked in, simply lift the dumbbells from the base and you’re good to go. You’ll need to dial the knob on both ends of the dumbbell to alter the weight, however.

For example, if you wanted to us 30 lbs for each dumbbell, what you do is adjust the knobs on each dumbbell so that “30 lbs” is selected. In total, you’ll need to adjust the knobs 4 times. The weight change process is pretty fast (only a few seconds), so it’s not that tedious.

There are 15 weight settings for this dumbbell, ranging from 5-52.5lbs.

The “Off Set Weight Selection”

Now here’s where you’ll need to do some math.

But before we get into that, tradition dumbbells are symmetrical. Meaning, the weight is balanced with equal weight on both sides of the dumbbell.

With the Bowflex adjustable dumbbell, you can set one side of the dumbbell heavier than the other.

Now back to the Bowflex dumbbells, let’s say you wanted to use 25lbs with one side heavier than the other. Simply adjust the knob to 30 lbs on one side of the dumbbell, and on the other side to 20 lbs.

The total weight is 25 lbs, BUT, one half of the dumbbell is 15 lbs, and the other half is 10 lbs.

But note that after you’re done your set, you’ll have to return the adjustable dumbbell back to the base in the same position that you removed it (the weight plates have to settle back into slots of the base).

The offset weight option might be good or bad for you, depending on how you view it. Personally, I prefer symmetrical weight on both ends of the dumbbell, but there are advantages to unsymmetrical dumbbells. If you’re doing exercises like a dumbbell curl with a dumbbell one side heavier than the other, you’ll work your bicep in a different way than symmetrical dumbbells.

You’ll get variety with the adjustable Bowflex dumbbells that tradition dumbbells can’t provide.

Summary

Although the Bowflex adjustable dumbbell is good, there are some down points as well. Here’s a summary of the Pros and Cons of these dumbbells:

Pros


o Easy and quick to change to your desired weight

o Unrestrictive dumbbell handle-allows you to perform all the exercise you can do with regular dumbbells

o You can add a new dimension to your workouts with the offset weight selection feature

o Does not take up much space (replaces 30 dumbbells)

o VERY slick looking dumbbell weight sets

Cons


o A little pricey for these dumbbells

o For all you bodybuilders and serious weight lifters, the maximum weight of 52.5 lbs for each dumbbell is probably considered a warm-up weight for you.

o You can’t upgrade the weight of the dumbbells

Overall, these dumbbells are great if you’re not a bodybuilder or a serious weight lifter, but if you want free weights and if you don’t mind the price, the Nautilus Bowflex 552 SelectTech dumbbells are a good buy. If you know that 52.5 lbs is too much for you to handle, then the Bowflex SelectTech 220 model (which adjusts up to 20lbs at 2.5 lb increments) may be more suitable for your needs.

About The Author John Phung is a certified personal trainer and writer for http://www.Quick-Change-Adjustable-Dumbbells.com, providing information about adjustable dumbbell weights, PowerBlock dumbbells, and more.

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A Bowflex 552 Dumbbells Review – Diet plans.

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Feb 122011
 

Bowflex is one of the most well known brands in the home fitness industry. Originally put on the map for the all-in-one strength training machine which was first designed by an engineering student, the company was officially launched in 1986. Since then, the company was bought out by Nautilus and now puts out several bestselling home fitness products including the TreadClimber, Bowflex Home Gym, and the Stairmaster. One of the newer offerings from the brand is the Bowflex 552 Dumbbell.

When you use the Bowflex 552 Dumbbells you won’t have a use for any other dumbbell! Rather than having a whole collection of weights, you can now replace them all with this one set of dumbbells which is the equivalent to 15 individual dumbbells! The simple dial design allows you to change from one weight to another with a fast dial change. You can go from 5 pounds up to 52.5 pounds in one swift movement, which makes rotating between movements and sets extremely efficient. This also means you can share the dumbbells with someone else, rotating between their required weight and yours quickly. Get rid of all your other dumbbells and save tons of space by bringing this one product into your home gym!

Yet, if saving space isn’t your main concern then there are some reasons you may prefer standard set of dumbbells over the Bowflex 552 dumbbell set. If you thought that combining a full set of sixteen dumbbells into one product would make it rather heavy and difficult to handle, you are right. These dumbbells do have more bulk and can be more difficult for some users to operate, but that is a fact that comes with the innovative design. Since the retail price for this set of dumbbells is about equal with what you will pay for any other high quality dumbbell set, you should only go with this bulkier product if the space saving design appeals to you or you want something bulkier and heavier.

Before you purchase the Bowflex 552 dumbbells, try to get your hands on a real set and try them out first. This is the only way to know whether you are going to be bothered by the extra bulk of the design or not. While many consumers find that the price is reasonable for the unique design and the bulk is not a big issue, others find that they do not have accurate body alignment due to the bulk and their workouts suffer as a result. The only way to know for sure whether you can handle this design and benefit from the space saving design is to hold them and test it out firsthand.

Following will be some basic tips on using the Bowflex 552 dumbbells effectively, though you will still need to read the instructions cover to cover if you decide to make this purchase. Let’s end with some tips which will give you some insight into how to use this product to its full potential.

No strength training workout is going to be effective without consistency. You have to start at a weight limit that is comfortable for your current level of fitness and strength and gradually increase to the higher weight limits as you improve. There is an effective workout plan that comes with the Bowflex 552 dumbbell purchase, or you can use them for your own workouts. The trick is to stick with the weight that benefits your body and only move up to higher weights when your body is ready for it. That is how you make the most effective use of this unique product.

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Feb 112011
 

The Bowflex Revolution XP Home Gym is the top of the line fitness machine from Nautilus. Choosing exercise equipment can be a difficult decision and Bowflex has garnered a lot of the attention with their infomercials. So you may be wondering, “does the Bowflex really work?”The sad truth is a lot of these infomercial products are gimmicks and don’t work. So is Bowflex any different?

About the Bowflex Revolution XP:

The Revolution XP home gym is what Bowflex claims to be a total body fitness machine that features 90 exercises and nearly 400 variations. Bowflex coined the term Spiraflex to describe the underlying technology – but to me, this is just a fancy way of saying cable machine. With all those exercises you would expect a gym quality workout right?

Bowflex Workouts Are Different:

First thing I noticed is working out on a Bowflex takes a little getting used to. Unlike free weights, the Revolution XP restricts your from making it difficult to cheat. Doing a curl with dumbbells is a lot different than on a home gym. With the former, it’s very easy to swing your shoulders and cheat. With the Revolution XP, there is no momentum and you are forced to use the correct form. Good form helps a lot in building quality muscle – something I haven’t found on other home gyms.

Using the Bowflex Revolution XP:

As with any piece of workout equipment, you must adhere to a strict training schedule for the best results. The XP will not magically transform your body and change your life. But, with so much versatility and exercises to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Reasons Why I Bought The Revolution XP:

  • I like working out in the comfort of my home.
  • Can perform a ton of exercises so I can keep my workouts fresh.
  • I wanted all my favorite gym exercises in one machine.

For the best deals and a FREE 6-week workout program proven to build muscle go Gobowflex.com

Mark Alexander Pommett is a father of two and avid Bowflex user.

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Comprehensive Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill Review – Healthy diet.

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Feb 102011
 

Bowflex is synonymous with home gyms. However, since wading into the home gym marketing, they also started selling treadmills. This article is a Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill review setting out some of the key features of this treadmill.

Running Tread Deck Size

20″ x 60″. My preferred running deck size is 20″ x 60″, but I’m 6′ 3″ tall with a long gait. The downside to a longer running deck is the space it takes up in your home. That said, the Bowflex Series 7 is a folding treadmill which saves space.

Motor

3.0 horsepower continuous duty motor. Again, given my size and the fact I like running, I’m partial to 3.0 hp motors. The downside is the more powerful the motor, the louder it is. You’ll find that more and more treadmills on the market these days feature a 3.0 hp motor.

Speed

.5 to 11 mpg /.8 – 17.7 km/hr. Fast enough to accommodate a fairly demanding runner. Some sprinters are faster than this speed – but 11 mph is sufficient for long-distance running.

Incline

0 -12% incline. If you’re looking for a greater incline then, look into an incline trainer.

Heart Monitor 

  • It’s nice to see a treadmill offer both handgrip and telemetric heart rate monitors. I’m partial to telemetric heart rate monitors so I don’t need to maintain a grip on grip sensors for the duration of my workout.
  • Telemetric heart rate monitor is so you can hook up a chest strap heart rate monitor.

Pre-Set Workouts

15 – cardio, manual, running, fat burn, speed interval jogger, hill training, 5 K run with 12 intervals, and the following heart rate monitoring workouts:

  • fat burn; and
  • cardio.

Plus two custom workouts.

These are just the key features of the Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill. Find out what else the Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill offers, including benefits and shipping terms.

If you’re just starting your treadmill research, be sure to read other quality treadmill reviews before making your buying decision. Treadmills are a great investment, but it’s best to get the perfect treadmill for your needs. Not all treadmills are created equal.

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An Unpaid, Unbiased Review of the Bowflex Revolution – What Bowflex Doesn’t Tell You : Healthy diet.

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Feb 082011
 

I recently purchased Bowflex’s new entry to the home gym market – the Revolution.
Before I get started, I want to let you know that I am not a Bowflex employee – never have been. I am not being compensated for this article; I am just a fitness enthusiast that wanted to share my experience with you so you can make an intelligent buying decision when it comes to this unit.

I was disappointed that you couldn’t try the machine out before purchasing it – I bought a Smooth Fitness Elliptical machine that fell short of the mark about a year ago without having a chance to use it first, but that’s another article. I would strongly recommend that you use and get comfortable with any piece of exercise equipment before investing in it. In Bowflex’s case, that’s not possible – something the executives over there should seriously think about. Bowflex allows you to try the machine out for 6 weeks, but let’s be honest guys – the machine comes in five gigantic boxes. Re-boxing all of the equipment in the exact boxes that it came in and getting it ready to be shipped is going to be a painful, arduous task I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Before you make any buying decisions, I suggest you look online for nonbiased reviews like this one. Look for professional trainer’s opinions as well as amateurs like me. Here are a couple of points I thought you should know about before you decide to buy…

The Bowflex Revolution would be a good fit for you:

  • If you have a home office and or if you want convenience
  • If you dislike fighting the primetime crowds at the gym, which begin to amass at about 5:00 PM and go until about 7:30 PM
  • If you have ample room in your home
  • If you are an intermediate or advanced user – or you have a professional trainer get you started; I’ve been lifting weights for years and it took me a little time to get used to it
  • If you are either strong or don’t plan on moving the machine: this machine is heavy and it’s bulky. It does have a foldaway feature, but it does require a fair amount of strength. Moving and folding away the machine can be dangerous for most people, my suggestion to you is not to move it or fold it up unless necessary – even then, be careful.


  • PROS:

  • The overall range of motion was quite smooth, there was constant resistance throughout the exercise, for many of the exercises I found it to be comparable to professional gym equipment
  • Versatility – if you are an experienced weight trainer, the amount of exercises and variations is only limited to your imagination
  • Convenience – no, the Revolution can’t compete with going to the gym, but if this is what you’ve got to work with, it’s the next best thing
  • The machine makes little noise
  • Customer service was friendly and easy to reach
  • The plates are compact and extremely lightweight


  • CONS:

    • Bulky, heavy machine, don’t move it or lift it unless it’s necessary
    • Switching attachments and adding plates can be a little bit of a nuisance but you can get quicker with this over time. Don’t be fooled by the commercials and DVD, it’s not that easy to move from exercise to exercise – but you will get faster over time.
    • There is a learning curve with the exercises, have some patience when you first get the machine. It took me about 2-3 work outs before I started to feel comfortable and efficient
    • The markings on the plates should have been more obvious. The graphics look good on the plates but the numbers should have been larger so they are readable from a distance. Perhaps they might have color coded them.
    • I often had to check to see how much weight I had on each side of the machine – too bad there wasn’t a display on the front of the machine that told you how much resistance there was on each arm
    • Bowflex is slow in sending out the order, they indicated they would provide an email and a phone call when the unit shipped – they did neither in my case
    • Putting the Revolution took about 1.5 – 2 hours to do. It does require some ingenuity and elbow grease to get everything assembled. When I was done I needed a shower and a long break.
    • The bench has only 2 positions: incline and flat, no variations in between
    • Attaching the footplate leg press accessory is a pain in the rear. It’s bulky and it’s heavy. For some people, attaching the footplate can be dangerous.
    Here’s the Bottom Line:

  • Can the Bowflex compete with the machines found at your local fitness gym – no. But in all fairness, the Bowflex while a little bulky, doesn’t require 3500 square feet to be effective.
  • The Revolution is the best home exercise machine in it’s price range and size


  • Yes, knowing what I know now about the Revolution, I still would have purchased it. It was a pain in the butt to assemble, find room for and learn to use, but I think it’s a quality machine. There are certainly some drawbacks to the machine, but for under $3000 and still fitting in a normal size home – this was a good buy for the intermediate/advanced fitness enthusiast that either can’t get to the gym or wants to supplement his/his workouts. I hope this article has been helpful to you, best of luck in your decision.

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    Short Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill Review : Low calore.

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    Feb 062011
     

    If you’re a cardio maniac who likes to work out in the comfort of your own home, the Bowflex Seris 7 Treadmill is your ticket. The Series 7 packs a 3.0 horsepower motor and comes with 15 excellent workout programs to fit any kind of training regimen. Select from manual, cardio, running, fat burn, speed interval jogger, hill intervals, 5k run with 12 intervals, heart strength and recovery test, calorie goal, distance goal, fat burn heart rate calculation, cardio heart rate calculation, body mass index (BMI) test, and two custom programs than can be set by the user. The Series 7 offers a 0-12% incline range and can go speeds from.5 miles per hour up to 11, offering a wide range of options. Clearly, the Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill offers enough of a variety to satisfy just about anyone.

    While it does require some assembly out of the box, it’s not difficult to set up and pack away for storage. The cooling fan also makes a big difference once you start to work up a sweat, and is one of the many great advantages of running, jogging, or walking indoors with a premier treadmill. Quick speed keys make it easy to change the belt speed or treadmill incline while you’re on the go, and two bottle holders are within easy reach so you can pack water or sports drinks and swig while you jog. With the Strike Zone cushioned deck, the Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill does a good job of lowering the impact on your joints while you run.

    The wide variety of customizable programs, wide range of speed and incline options, portability, and comfort make the Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill easy to recommend. The 3-speed cooling fan, however, really puts the icing on the cake. Being able to cool off, or drink some water from one of two cup holders, makes an enormous difference when you’re doing a tough workout. For some, it may even be the factor that lets them take their fitness to the next level. This machine is durable, heavyweight, and will last you a long time. The Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill is exercise at its very finest, and a great investment for anyone from power-walkers and newbies to marathon runners and exercise professionals. It’s affordable enough for your home gym, but is so packed with features it would fit in just as easily in fitness centers and private gyms.

    For more information, consumer reviews, and price comparison, may I recommend you read Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill. For a complete guide to running, running gear reviews, and run coaching, may I recommend the Running Guide.

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