Two of the most popular Bowflex home gyms are the Bowflex Ultimate 2 and the Bowflex Revolution. After hanging out on the forums, I’ve realized a lot of people are on the fence about which one to get. If your trying to decide which Bowflex is better for you, I’ve laid out all the fact and my personal opinion on these two exciting home gyms.
Power Rod vs. Spiraflex -The main difference between these two home gyms is that the Revolution uses Spiraflex resistance whereas the Bowflex Ultimate 2 uses Power Rod technology.
Spiraflex is a patented technology that uses elastics wrapped around a coil to create controlled resistance. In fact, Spiraflex is a more refined resistance technology than that used in the Ultimate 2. Both work quite well, but Spiraflex more closely emulates the feel of a high quality cable machine and gives you even greater control than the Power Rods for faster results.
On the other hand, the Ultimate 2 has a higher maximum resistance capacity of 410 lbs where as the top-of-the-line Revolution maxes out at 300 lbs for upper body workouts. Which should you choose? It depends on your fitness goals. If you want to get as big and strong as possible then I would choose the Bowflex Ultimate 2. If instead, you fitness goal is to get super cut, lean, and defined, and you want the highest quality workouts with maximum versatility, then you may find the Revolution to be a better match.
What’s Great About Both Home Gyms … Either Bowflex home gym will give you the results you want in the shortest amount of time. Both pack a minimum of 90 different exercises, with hundreds of variations, and a 6-week money back guarantee if you’re not 100% satisfied.