Bowflex Blaze Review

Bowflex Blaze Review

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The Bowflex Blaze Home Gym comes in at the bottom end of the price range were Bowflex home gyms are concerned. If you’ve ever thought about purchasing a Bowflex home gym in the past and been even the slightest bit apprehensive about the price, then the Bowflex Blaze is designed to suit you. Does the price affect the quality though? Well, find out below in my Bowflex Blaze review.

 

My Review of the Bowflex Blaze

The Bowflex Blaze is as you’d expect, a stripped down version of their higher priced models such as the Ultimate 2, Revolution, or Extreme 2.

The standard power rod resistance with the Blaze is 210 pounds (upgradeable to 410 with extra rods) and it boasts over 50 possible exercises.

 

Features

  • The 210lbs standard power rod resistance feels as good as free weights if not better, as there is no risk of joint pain or pulled muscles
  • Includes a lat tower which is great for the back and shoulder muscles
  • A lower pulley and squat station that is used to build those quads (front thighs), hamstrings (back of thighs), and your glutes (butt)
  • Leg extension and leg curl attachment to develop those stronger legs if the squats are too hard or not liked
  • A pretty cool attachment for cardio is the rowing option, which can be used to tone up, warm up, and cooling down
  • Includes 5 grip option on all the pulley stations
  • A very handy workout place card is included which can be used for reference whilst working out
  • Vertical folding system which makes for easy storage

 

Overall View of the Bowflex Blaze

Overall this gym is great for the price, but if there is one small issue I have with it personally it’s the lack of adjustability on the bench and pulleys. Whereas this issue may seem small, it’s important for those who are more advanced and have trained for years like me. If you are simply trying to get in shape then this issue should not be that at all for you.

Compared to the much pricier models the Bowflex Blaze isn’t to be sniffed at. Yes some features have been stripped but that’s to be expected given the RRP of around $800. If you’re a novice gym user looking to get in shape then the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym with no upgrades is ideal for you.

However, if you choose to upgrade the rods using the Bowflex 410-Pound Rod Upgrade, then you’ll get much more resistance, making it more challenging for the more experienced gym user.

2 Comments

  1. I’ve had this machine for almost a year now and I am very happy with it. At less than $800, it is a wise buy. One of the things I love most about this product is the pull down bar. The other models of Bowflex machines did not have any pull down bar. I can also adjust the seats in different ways without any problems. Full body workouts daily can be easily achieved and switching from one exercise to another is fast and simple. I can definitely recommend this as the best alternative to a gym membership. The only downside I see is the fact that it is quite large and some people may not have enough space for it in their homes.

    • Is this machine good for tall people, 6’4″ for example?

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