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Old 05-22-2009, 06:37 AM
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Default Bio Force 2.2 Home Gym

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Product Research - I was looking for a home gym and had pretty-much decided on Bowflex; just trying to decide between two models when I actually found Bio Force by accident while picking up other items at Sam's Club. I was immediately impressed by how solid and attractive it was, and after a few repetitions of 2 or 3 different exercises on the floor model, I found myself feeling less enthusiastic about the Bowflex. Not being an impulse buyer, I visited Sports Authority to get their take on the Bio Force. The salesperson there had nothing but positive comments about the Bio Force, while pointing out the sagging disconnected power rods on the well-used Bowflex floor model. Purchase - With my research complete, I was sold on Bio Force. I realized that the model at Sam's Club was a special package deal labeled "Bio Force 2.2 with Bench." For $894 (+ tax) I got the Bio Force advertised here, along with a separate bench that enables the user to lie flat, as well as in several adjustable incline positions. Assembly and Use - The Bio Force was extremely well packed and in perfect condition. With first-rate printed instructions and well-labeled parts, assembly was a snap in about 2 hours. The DVD excellently demonstrates the various exercises available, stressing form and posture, and clearly shows the different pulley locations for each setup. The DVD also has assembly instructions, but I didn't need to use them. Unless one is a true body builder, I believe the 220# resistance should be adequate for most users; it feels like "real weight" to me! Changing resistance levels and pulley locations is a breeze, and the resistance feels consistent throughout each movement. I've only had the machine a few days, but I am confident I made the correct choice. The separate bench is a definite plus, as it adds additional versatility to the machine and the exercise routine. Be aware that Bio Force Model 2.2 equals 220# of resistance. There is another (apparently new) version called Model 1.7 with only 170# of resistance.
Product Research - I was looking for a home gym and had pretty-much decided on Bowflex; just trying to decide between two models when I actually found Bio Force by accident while picking up other items at Sam's Club. I was immediately impressed by how solid and attractive it was, and after a few repetitions of 2 or 3 different exercises on the floor model, I found myself feeling less enthusiastic about the Bowflex. Not being an impulse buyer, I visited Sports Authority to get their take on the Bio Force. The salesperson there had nothing but positive comments about the Bio Force, while pointing out the sagging disconnected power rods on the well-used Bowflex floor model.Purchase - With my research complete, I was sold on Bio Force. I realized that the model at Sam's Club was a special package deal labeled "Bio Force 2.2 with Bench." For $894 (+ tax) I got the Bio Force advertised here, along with a separate bench that enables the user to lie flat, as well as in several adjustable incline positions.Assembly and Use - The Bio Force was extremely well packed and in perfect condition. With first-rate printed instructions and well-labeled parts, assembly was a snap in about 2 hours. The DVD excellently demonstrates the various exercises available, stressing form and posture, and clearly shows the different pulley locations for each setup. The DVD also has assembly instructions, but I didn't need to use them. Unless one is a true body builder, I believe the 220# resistance should be adequate for most users; it feels like "real weight" to me! Changing resistance levels and pulley locations is a breeze, and the resistance feels consistent throughout each movement. I've only had the machine a few days, but I am confident I made the correct choice. The separate bench is a definite plus, as it adds additional versatility to the machine and the exercise routine. Be aware that Bio Force Model 2.2 equals 220# of resistance. There is another (apparently new) version called Model 1.7 with only 170# of resistance.
Hey, I am here to let you know this is an excellent product. Background: I am terrible assembling things and have no interest in working out on something complicated. So here's the good news. Even I was able to assemble this thing myself in about three hours. I have never seen directions for something un-assembled as clear and easy to follow as this. PLUS, there's a DVD that shows every step in case you get stuck (which only happened to me once). My finished product used every part and was sturdy and sound.Now, like another reviewer on here I bought this at Sports Authority in May for $999. They had it set up right next to a Bowflex Motivator. So I will explain what I saw which I hope helps (really, you should visit a store too and see this for yourself as words don't do it justice): The Bioforce whoops the bowflex up and down in all the areas that mattered to me. That is, spacewise the Bioforce is smaller and also looks a lot more presentable. Resistance wise, the bioforce really is smooth and the bowflex, well not as much. Finally, changing around difference exercises/weight was a breeze on Bioforce, and quite less so on the bowflex. About the only thing the Bowflex has better (perhaps) is more exercises. As a specific example the Bioforce bench does not lay flat so there is no traditional "bench press."With that said the Bioforce has many exercises including a sitting chess press and a ton of others. For someone like me who wants to work out and doesn't need a ton of different wacky exercises, the Bioforce absolutely covers the basics AND many advanced exercises. There's no aerobic "rowing" type thing, but I have a separate bike for that. Changing weight (resistance) is so, so easy, just turn the knob to what you want. Final note is this, one of my cables was "catching" out of the box. I contacted customer service and they zipped me a replacement FAST. So, I can advise if you need support my experience with them was very positive.Overall this is a great product for the average user. I can't speak for so called power users but there are so many exercises and the resistance even at 25-45 seems to me to be a plenty, so I think one would have to be a workout fanatic to exceed this machine's capabilities. If you want a quality home workout that is easy to use, this machine is what you need.
Picked this thing up at my local Sports authority (Sorry Amazon) but it is awesome the resistance is great. I was sorely suprised to find that I actually lift less on this machine than I did with free weights. If you are already a beast and looking to get bigger than a normal buff human it may not be for you (maximum 210lbs of resistance) but if you want to get in decent workout shape... sorry I would ad a picture but I am currently still kinda fat and nobody wants to see that then I think this would be great for you. If somebody came in my house today and stole this while I was at work I would have to go buy a new one tonight(sorry honey, DOH!)
This product really surprised me. I'm completely happy with this home gym set. I looked around for about a month with Bowflex, Total Gym, Weider and a few others. I chose this one after testing it at Sports Authority.Before I go any further, here's my background for those wondering my level. I've been working out for the last 20 years. I'm a more advanced or serious lifter. How serious? Use to work out almost everyday (record was 22 days straight) for over 2 hours a day taking supplements, protein bars, shakes, etc... Average then was about 5-6 days a week, 2 hours non-stop (without talking to anyone!!). You know who you are people. Some of you talk more than u work out. Dont get me started with those on cell phones at the gym... Anyhow, now it's about 3-4 days a week since I picked up some other sports.PROS:-Positive and negative resistance-Smooth and does not stick, not as good as free weights though-Constant resistance (Bowflex starts low, then increases as band is bent more)-Very easy weight changes, slide and lock, average 2-5 secs per side-Solid, heavy duty parts all around (I even do pullups on it)-Looks good and welds are clean. Good workmanship.-Complete upper torso, arm and lower leg workout-Instant changes from 10 - 110 lbs per side. (i bench 290 on free weight and I do about 10 reps on 110 lbs.) weight should be plenty for most-mobility, can be moved by leaning whole gym and wheeled across room-extensive DVD and exercise book to get beginners going-comes with a good handles and leg straps (mostly for women)CONS:-Would have liked an adjustable tilt bench, it does have 2 height adjustments for short/tall person, but no angle adjustment for incline/declineI dont think I could have designed a better home gym set for under $1k. It's solid, super quick in changing resistance, pleasing to the eyes, and can be moved easily. For those thinking about Bowflex with the bands, consider the time it takes to change weights by finding the correct band, then hooking them up, on BOTH sides. Also, the Bowflex resistance didn't feel natural because it started light then got heavier as the bands bent more. Bowflex is a solid machine but those 2 factors was unacceptable to me.That's my personal opinion. If you need more, try a internet search on "bioforce infomercial review". There should many other positive reviews on it from beginners to serious lifters like me.
Bio ForceĀ® the ultimate in-home body shaping machine is unlike any home gym on the market today. It offers over 100 exercises and more weight (220lbs) with more features then ever imagined.
Ready to get seriously strong and lean? Turn to the Bio Force home gym, which offers more exercises (over 100) and more weight (up to 220 pounds) than most other gyms on the market. The Bio Force gym is equipped with breakthrough Total NitroCell Technology, which creates a consistent weight resistance throughout your entire range of motion. As a result, the weights won't stall or grab as you start or finish an exercise--a must if you want to tone properly. In addition, the Bio Force offers a Slide-n-Lock weight-changing system, which makes it easy to switch single-handedly from 10 pounds to 220 pounds without getting off the machine. No more moving dangerous weight plates or awkwardly adjusting the machine's bows; instead, you'll change resistance effortlessly as you move between exercises. Best of all, the Bio Force gym works for everyone, whether you want to build big, ripped muscles or long, lean, ***y muscles. The home gym includes several stations, with multiple arm articulations, an adjustable leg developer, a lat tower, and a two-position seat. Plus, the compact design takes up as little space as the average treadmill, with roll-about wheels for easy transport. To get you started, the Bio Force gym comes an owner's manual outlining more than 100 body-shaping exercises, two exercise charts (one for men and one for women), and Eric Lichter's Bio Force workout DVD, which shows you the proper form and technique for a variety of popular movements. The Bio Force home gym measures 65 by 82 by 52.75 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 174 pounds. Some assembly is required. About Home Gyms While offering the convenience of working out in the comfort and privacy of your own home, home gyms also allow you to focus on specific routines without having to wait in line or switch between a complex array of machines. In addition to improving strength, power, coordination, and muscular endurance, weight training can enhance weight reduction, enhance the immune and cardiovascular systems, and help prevent injuries. In general, home gym machines are compact units designed to strengthen and exercise many parts of the body. While no single home gym can provide a complete strength training solution, they are a convenient way to combine many exercises into a single unit. Some home gyms focus exclusively on upper-body workouts, while other, more advanced units focus on upper- and lower-body conditioning.





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