Bowflex has removed itself from the gimmicky realm of As Seen TV and has become a trusted name in home fitness equipment. Bowflex is manufactured by Nautilus a well-known name in the commercial fitness industry. So you can be assured you are getting quality equipment. The Bowflex SelectTech 5.1 Adjustable Bench is no exception.
According to Amazon.com
- Transform any space into a personal free weight center
- Adjust to six different positions, 17-dgree decline to 90-degree incline
- comes with a removable leg hold-down brace for added decline position support
- corrects posture and stabilizes positioning for a safe, muscle-building free-weight workout
- 30-year warranty on frame, one-year warranty on upholstery
The differences between what you get with this bench and what you will find at your local gym are few and far between. I would venture to say that the extras available with this bench help put it in a league of its own. The biggest feature with this bench is the versatility you get with the multiple bench positions. This allows you to not only hit all the angles when doing presses or flys, but you can also use the incline position for preacher curls without needing a separate attachment. You can also use the decline position with the leg attachment for situps or crunches.
Some people claim the wheels are a bit useless. This is one feature I really appreciate. This allows for easy movement in and out of a power rack if you have one. To make use of the wheels simply lift the bench from the butt rest till the wheels come in contact with the floor. Then simply move forward of back. The wheels can be a bit more difficult to use on shag carpet but on hard rubber fitness mats it’s a breeze.
Another thing to be aware of, The bench does not fold down for easy storage. Something you’ll have to consider when purchasing this piece of equipment.
When combined with the SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells you are well on your way to having a fantastic home gym setup. Not to mention a matching color scheme! For a full review on the SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells click HERE
Check out the Bowflex SelectTech 5.1 Adjustable Bench HERE
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