Bowflex Revolution workouts were designed to target your whole body. This can be broken down into four primary areas:
Upper Body Workouts: You can duplicate virtually any exercise from your local gym.
This is one of its biggest advantages compared to other home gyms. The Revolution packs 200lbs of upper body resistance which can be upgraded to 280lbs. Adjusting the individual cable pulleys will let you work muscles from a variety of angles. This includes chest, shoulders, arms, and back.
Lower Body Workouts: Lower bodywork outs allow you develop a more powerful physique by releasing growth hormones that trigger muscle development. The Revolution offers powerful lower body workouts that can be adjusted in 5lb increments. You can tone and strengthen your legs with the leg press while benefiting from smooth resistance. This minimizes injury and makes working out more beneficial. They include several exercises for hips, upper legs, and calves.
Core and Abs Workouts: The core workouts were designed to tone and strengthen your midsection. While not as effective as free weights, they still do an excellent job of targeting your individual muscle groups. There are a variety of exercises to slim your waist, which include an ab crunch, resisted abs crunch, trunk rotations, and more.
Cardio Workouts: The Revolution is one of only a handful of home gyms that offers an intense cardio workout. This is accomplished by folding down the padded seat for a built-in rowing machine. The resistance is smooth and linear making it easy to operate. I would still recommend other forms of cardiovascular activity such as jogging, or biking, as they are more effective.
Overall, the Bowflex Revolution is one of the best home gyms in its class and offers a lot of challenging workout routines. With 90 exercises and nearly 400 variations it’s a serious contender.