We have gathered information and researched current offerings and prepared a Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym review. In it we will consider the characteristics and possibilities of using this equipment for home training, its advantages and disadvantages.
How does it work?
Let’s start our review with the main features and a general description. The Bowflex PR3000 uses Power Rod resistance as resistance. This allows you to significantly reduce the weight of your equipment without sacrificing functionality. Power Rods replace the usual iron tiles used in other fitness machines. They are made of a specific composite material with a special coating. Their resistance is equivalent to a load of 5 to 50 lbs.
|No. of exercises||50+ (Legs, ABS, Curls, Rows, Pulldown)|
|Resistance||Power Rod Resistance 210 lb.|
|Upgradable||to 310 lb.|
|Quick Change System||+|
|Accessories||310 lb Rod Upgrade/Bowflex Body Plan|
|Dimensions||Length: 64″, Width: 41″, Height: 83″|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||300 lbs. (158kg)|
|Warranty||Power Rods: 7 Years, Frame: 1 Year, Parts: 60 Days|
As a result, you can easily place this equipment at home, it does not take up much space and allows you to perform a full body workout. To train comfortably you need to provide for the following space requirements: Length – 76”, Width – 86”. It looks as follows:
This is not the most functional model at the moment. We chose it because of the ratio of build quality, price and training possibilities. So let’s take a look at what the main advantages of the PR3000 are?
The Main Features
- 50+ available exercises for the whole body
- Quick Change Power Rod system
- Adequate resistance level (upgradable)
- Manufacturing quality
- Affordable price
- Lat bar not included
- Only one year coverage on frame
Frame and design
The ultra-strong frame is made of quality steel and can withstand high loads. It is compact, but thanks to the specific shape of the legs it is stable. There is a platform at the front for easy exercise.
The legs have plastic plugs that protect the floor surface from damage. The bench seat adjusts to different user heights. The workout will be equally comfortable for both taller and shorter people. The quality of materials of the bench, hinges, foam rollers is good.
In addition to the fact that more than 50 different exercises are available, it is important that all of them are convenient to perform. Multi-use hand grip/ankle cuffs allow you to perform upper and lower body exercises with the proper focus.
Changing the resistance level is as easy as possible. You are practically uninterrupted in this process and can increase or decrease the resistance.
Bowflex PR3000 Workout
So, what does it take to start a workout? It seems simple. But it takes effort to make a workout effective. More than 50 exercises. That sounds good. But do you really have to do them all? Of course not. You can make a plan for yourself or use the ready-made:
In this PDF you will find sample workout plans and a detailed description (with pictures) of how to perform all possible exercises. The workouts are divided into days and muscle groups. The technique of each exercise is described step by step. The average workout takes 45-50 minutes. To be more effective, I recommend that you periodically alternate your exercises and workout programs. This will provide the necessary stress and achieve results faster.
Here is an example of an exercise card you will find in the instructions.
It is recommended to perform 3-4 workouts per week, gradually increasing the intensity. These exercises allow you to develop strength, endurance and speed. The specificity of the resistance is such that it is more directed and acts in both amplitudes of motion very effectively.
Stick to the safety recommendations, don’t forget about the necessity of warming up and don’t start with maximum resistance. This will allow you to move steadily toward your goal and make steady progress.
# Is this equipment suitable for burning excess fat?
The PR3000 is focused on strength training. It allows you to develop strength and endurance and build muscle. Cardio machines are more suitable for burning calories. Of course, training with the Home Gym also helps burn calories. The difference is the average heart rate range at which you train.
# Can I buy the Power Rod separately?
Yes, you can buy a Power Rod to replace or if your model of equipment supports the upgradability.
# What is the difference between Bowflex PR1000 and PR3000?
There are quite a few differences, they have different benches, the PR3000 is more functional (only 26+ exercises are available for the PR1000) and supports the Quick Change System. Also the difference is that the PR3000 is upgradable to 310 lb. The advantage of the PR1000 is that it folds up.
# Does PR3000 fold up?
No, it doesn’t fold. You can remove the seat for ease of exercise, but this is rarely necessary.
I am Michael Jones and I support this blog with a group of authors consisting of Personal Trainers, Physiotherapist and sellers of fitness equipment.