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parker1

Someone sent this quote to me from Pavel somebody:

"Tell your husband no to Bowflex. He will do much better chopping and sawing wood and lifting and throwing rocks. A kettlebell would not hurt either."

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Drew Baye

Florida, USA

That's ridiculous.

Although those other activities would have some exercise effect, it would not be as efficient as proper, progressive exercise.

Ultimately, the equipment is not as important as what you do with it.

You can get big and strong lifting stones and logs.

You can get big and strong training with barbells.

You can get big and strong training on Nautilus equipment.

You can get big and strong training on a Bowflex.

You could probably even get big and strong by carrying fat women around on your back, if that's all you had to work with. You wouldn't have any trouble finding ones that are probably heavier than what you can do full squats with for reps around here.

You can get results with nearly anything if you apply the proper principles, and if it provides a means of gradually increasing resistance. Each one has their advantages and disadvantages, and which one you choose should be based on your own situation.

Drew Baye
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Ellington Darden

Parker,

Okay, here's the setting and the situation:

The men of the Plymouth Colony have defeated a band of warriors and captured one of the braves who is called Bowflex. Bowflex has gotten word to the wife of the Colony's leader that he wants to challenge various men to wrestling matches. In haste, the wife consults with her personal astrologist, Pavel, who replies . . .

Ellington
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parker1

Ellington - Too funny.

Drew - That is one of the milder comments on that site regarding Bowflex. The weird thing is, upon investigation, none of the people who have a picture on that site look as good as you, Andy or others I've seen posted on various HIT sites.
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CJHoward

Drew Baye wrote:
That's ridiculous.

You can get results with nearly anything if you apply the proper principles, and if it provides a means of gradually increasing resistance. Each one has their advantages and disadvantages, and which one you choose should be based on your own situation.

Drew Baye


Great advice.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Ellington Darden wrote:
Parker,

Okay, here's the setting and the situation:

The men of the Plymouth Colony have defeated a band of warriors and captured one of the braves who is called Bowflex. Bowflex has gotten word to the wife of the Colony's leader that he wants to challenge various men to wrestling matches. In haste, the wife consults with her personal astrologist, Pavel, who replies . . .

Ellington


===Scott==
Somehow I knew this post would get a responce from Ellington! Not that I've read every post,...we'll.... almost, but it seems like a while since I've seen you reply on here Ell so I figured you were either bored with the talk or out of town. Good to hear from the good doctor again!

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donald

entsminger wrote:
Ellington Darden wrote:
Parker,

Okay, here's the setting and the situation:

The men of the Plymouth Colony have defeated a band of warriors and captured one of the braves who is called Bowflex. Bowflex has gotten word to the wife of the Colony's leader that he wants to challenge various men to wrestling matches. In haste, the wife consults with her personal astrologist, Pavel, who replies . . .

Ellington

===Scott==
Somehow I knew this post would get a responce from Ellington! Not that I've read every post,...we'll.... almost, but it seems like a while since I've seen you reply on here Ell so I figured you were either bored with the talk or out of town. Good to hear from the good doctor again!


Look at the date of his response. 2004
We are half way through 2009.

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entsminger

Virginia, USA

donald wrote:
entsminger wrote:
Ellington Darden wrote:
Parker,

Okay, here's the setting and the situation:

The men of the Plymouth Colony have defeated a band of warriors and captured one of the braves who is called Bowflex. Bowflex has gotten word to the wife of the Colony's leader that he wants to challenge various men to wrestling matches. In haste, the wife consults with her personal astrologist, Pavel, who replies . . .

Ellington

===Scott==
Somehow I knew this post would get a responce from Ellington! Not that I've read every post,...we'll.... almost, but it seems like a while since I've seen you reply on here Ell so I figured you were either bored with the talk or out of town. Good to hear from the good doctor again!


Look at the date of his response. 2004
We are half way through 2009.



==Scott==

My god, you're right , Ellington's responce was ages ago? I never look at the dates. How did this tread ever stay up where it is? I thought it was recent by it's position on the list? Well, it still seems like we haven't heard from Ellington in ages anyway.
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

The good Doctors comment was classic!

I often tell folks who want to jaw with me about exercise that relative to most cases/exercise scenarios they would get better results staying at home moving around their furniture and worldly possessions. That is - start small emptying and cleaning out drawers, then move to cupboards and finally furniture. Play safe keep all loads close to your center of gravity. Don't move quick or cheat with recoil or momentum... You get the idea. House gets organized and cleaned in the process! That and a diet free of junk food, no liquid calories, no bread or pasta (at least until they are trim ;n), lots of veggies, moderate fruit, lean meats and so forth and so on.

Regards,
Andrew
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HeavyHitter32

There's a lot of hatred for the Bowflex.

Even John Little and Dr. McGuff had negative things to say about it on their BBS forum.

I'm not sure why there is so much dislike for it having used it for the last several years.
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DanBeitzel87

"keep all loads close to your center of gravity"

nice! what a rarity.
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

DanBeitzel87 wrote:
"keep all loads close to your center of gravity"

nice! what a rarity.


It's a long way to Tip-a-rarey- it's a long way to go...

I know, but I am so low carb and cal. I can't offer much...:+)

My pop use to tell a 10 minute joke about finding a talking 'Rarey' and taking to the top of a cliff because though amazing and magical it wouldn't shut up. Ends with; "Geeze Sir, that's a long way to..." well you get the point. I unfortunately didn't, not really as I think my Dad was trying to impart a metaphorical lesson in there because I yammered incessantly from a early age. Though always enthusiastic I have been known to be cutting, un-cooth and downright dull ;n) Well never too old and so forth and so on.

Regards,
Andrew
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