Bowflex PR3000 Review

Bowflex PR3000 Review

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  • Build Quality
  • Features
  • Practicality
  • Value

Bowflex’s range of home gym equipment is huge, they have their finger in just about every pie there is in the home gym niche, but not all their equipment has received rave reviews. If the PR1000 is anything to go by though then the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is surely going to impress. Hmm, maybe. You’ll find out in my PR3000 review below….

 

My Review of the Bowflex PR3000

One of the major selling points on this machine is the fact you can upgrade to 310 lbs if you want a real intense workout and/or are taking muscle building seriously. The standard version of the PR3000 comes with a not too shabby 210lbs of power rod resistance which is more than enough for some. You can make quick changes in resistance with 5lbs increments. If the 310 lbs becomes too little for you, the 310lb power rods are less than $100 which is very cheap if you ask me. You generally see Amazon selling them for cheapest.

Another upgrade from lesser models such as the PR1000, the Bowflex pr3000 includes higher quality materials which add to the comfort of the gym. The upholstery for the back rest, leg extension, ankle cuffs, and handlebars has been upgraded to include more padding for increased comfort. There’s nothing worse than getting numb buttocks halfway through a workout, with the pr3000 though you don’t need to worry about that. You might not think it’s much of an upgrade, but when you’re working on another machine such as the Bowflex PR1000, you’d have wished you’d have upgraded.

Although it’s still space efficient, it’s not as space efficient as other Bowflex models, it can’t be folded either unlike the pr1000. With a 100 x 78-inch minimum workout area though it’s still not huge and can be fit in most homes easily. The majority of the space is taken up by the supporting frame which provides more stability for the extra 310 lb weight upgrade.

 

Key Features

  • Over 50 exercises listed
  • Power Rods supply 210 pounds of resistance; can be upgraded to 410 pounds
  • No-change cable pulley system promotes fast-paced workouts
  • Triple function hand grips and ankle cuff grips for workout versatility
  • Four-inch upholstered roller cushions for comfortable leg extension and leg curl exercises
  • Compact design saves space
  • High build quality
  • Leg Attachment
  • Vertical bench press
  • Workout Placard shows exercises for easy reference while you’re working out

 

Specifications

  • Height: 83 inches (211 cm)
  • Length 64 inches (163 cm)
  • Width 41 inches (104 cm)
  • Workout Area: 100 x 78 inches (254 x 199 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight: 300 pounds (136 kg)
  • Warranty: Frame – one year; Rods – seven years; Parts – 60 days
  • RRP: $1000

 

Overall

If you want an all inclusive home gym for less than $1000 then the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is one of the best you can buy. With the option of a $100 resistance upgrade the gym is ideal for casual or serious weight trainers. The feedback online seems to be positive with most commenting on the durability of the rods and parts. If anything does decide to wrong though the frame has a 1 year warranty, and the power rods have a 7 year warranty. Although it’s not the cheapest of home gyms, the Bowflex pr3000 does have many benefits however, if there was one thing I have to pick on about this home gym is the fact there’s no cardio option (such as a rowing machine), but I can’t hold that against it!

2 Comments

  1. So the PR3000 is upgradeable to 410ibs?

    • Hey Randy,

      Thanks for stopping by. The PR3000 can be upgraded to 310 lbs, not 410 as stated in the review. I will update that now.

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