Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Review

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Review

  • Build Quality
  • Features
  • Practicality
  • Value

If you are checking the market for an exercise machine which can give you a total body workout with an affordable price tag, the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym is the answer to your needs. This is the proof that quality home exercise equipment does not have to burn a hole in your pocket. It gives you a staggering 70 gym-quality exercises for the whole body. You get an assortment of arm exercises, shoulder exercises, back exercises, abdominal exercises, back exercises and leg exercises. What can it offer?



  • Over 70 exercises for the whole body
  • Ergonomic adjustable seat
  • 5-way hand grip/ankle cuffs
  • No-change cable pulley system
  • Power Rod resistance
  • Wide workout area


My Review of Bowflex Extreme 2 SE Home Gym

Bowflex are renowned for their home gyms and this one does not disappoint. The equipment is very easy to put together and all the parts are sturdy and heavy duty. However, it takes hours to assemble it completely. Instructions are very easy to understand but it does take some time to put everything together.

The equipment’s LAT tower can be easily adjusted to two different positions. If you want strong and muscular legs, you can use the leg extension. For strong and well-defined abs, you can use the abdominal crunch shoulder harness. For building quads, glutes and hamstrings, you can use the 4-position lower pulley/squat station.

There are lots of exercise machines out there which can be very uncomfortable, but this machine has an ergonomic seat which can be adjusted easily. The polyurethane cushion makes even sitting for hours very comfortable.

Bowflex Extreme 2 SE Home Gym comes with patented Power Rods which offers resistance that is just as good as or maybe even better than free weights. If you want more resistance, all you need to do is just increase the number of Power Rod units. This unit comes with 210 pounds of resistance, but it is still upgradable to 410 pounds. The Power Rods are made of high-quality materials which have been sheathed and tested multiple times. The best thing about the Power Rods is that they lessen the risks of joint pains which are mostly associated with free weights.


Full List of Specs

  • 70+ exercises
  • Squat station
  • Leg attachment
  • Lat tower attachment
  • Ab crunch shoulder harness
  • 4-position adjustable pulleys
  • 210 pounds weight resistance, upgradable to 410 pounds
  • Exercise DVD
  • Maximum user weight: 300 pounds
  • Full 6-month warranty



This exercise equipment delivers on its promises in every aspect. It is reasonably affordable and it’s much better than other machines in the same price bracket. If I had to choose between all of the Bowflex home gyms I’ve reviewed so far here on TheHomeGymCritic, the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym would be my Bowflex of choice for sure.

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