Bowflex never fails to amaze me at the quality of products they come out with. I have been a fan for over 10 years now when I first got my Bowflex Motivator that I still use today. They have created a lot of great products since then including adjustable dumbbells, weight benches and now the Body Tower. This thing is simply wonderful and I had the chance to use this one recently at a friends house.
My first thought on this was WOW, that thing looks really nice. Of course, looks don’t necessarily matter but Bowflex usually goes above and beyond on producing high quality equipment that also looks good sitting in your home gym. It has a similar look to their weight benches and is in the same tone of gray.
The thing that I like the most about this one is how it is adjustable. This seems like such a simple solution for adding more variety to the machine that I can’t believe more power towers haven’t done it like this. The horizontal bars used for doing dips can be adjusted to multiple heights allowing you to do a large variety of exercises including dips, push-ups, supine rows, sit-ups and probably many more depending on the size of your imagination.
Here are a few great things about this power tower…
High quality construction
As with most Bowflex products, this machine is built to last. It is made with high quality steel tubing that provides a solid, sturdy place to exercise. It also includes extremely comfortable grips and padding to make your workout as comfortable as possible.
As stated earlier, the dip bar apparatus adjusts to various positions in order to accommodate different exercises. This is unique to this power tower and something I haven’t seen in any other. It makes it much more useful and a great choice if you are wanting a full body workout.
Feels secure and solid when using
Some free standing pull up bars wobble a bit when using but this one seems to be very sturdy. It is mostly due to the wide base, the steel tubing and the total weight of the machine. It is rather heavy so it does a great job at staying in position while using.
What about the bad?
It is heavy
If you are looking for a lightweight machine that you can move from place to place, this one may not be the best choice. It weighs around 120 pounds so moving it can be quite a challenge. Of course, this can also be a good thing because the additional weight allows it to be sturdier than many other power towers.
It is a little costly but it is Bowflex and you can be assured that it is of the highest quality. This will beat anything you can find in the gym so it is well worth the price that you pay. Not to mention it allows you to do more exercises than most machines and comes with additional items including hand grips and sling straps.
Overall, this is the highest quality item we have reviewed and it deserves a rank at the top. Most people who have used this one have great things to say about it and it is quickly becoming a top seller in the market. This is the choice we recommend for anyone who is serious about fitness and needs a sturdy place to do pullups and other effective body weight exercises.