The Bowflex® BodyTower meets every one of your exercise variety and intensity needs. Handgrips, sling straps, a cushioned back pad, a workout placard, and online demonstrations make it easier to perform the 20+ possible exercises. Heavy-duty steel tubing allows superior stability in this uniquely compact and effectively designed tower.
Vertical Knee Raise: Yes
Chin-Up Bar: Yes
Ab Crunch Station: Yes
Exercise Chart Included: Yes
Handles Included: Yes
Bars Included: Yes
Straps Included: Yes
Length: 50 inches
Width: 50 inches
Height: 77 inches
Unit Weight: 120 lbs
User Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Resistance: Cables & Pulleys
Resistance Adjustment: Yes
Included Accessories: Workout Placard with 20 exercise examples
Frame Construction: Steel
Heavy-duty material used to provide durability to your machine, while helping to resist flexing while exercising.
20+ possible exercises
Handgrips, sling straps, cushioned back pad, workout placard, and online exercise demonstrations
EZ-adjust horizontal bars increase variety and intensity of exercises
Heavy-duty steel tubing with wide base for stability
I purchased this mainly because I was wanting something to do tricep dips and knee raises.
I bought it in store and brought it home. Assembly is very easy, doable with one person. One recommendation is to start all the bolts and do your final tightening after the entire assembly is together. Also, the hex bolts are a cheaper grade of metal, so don't torque them too tight. It was packaged incredibly well, so there weren't any scratches after it was assembled.
I believe it lists 18 exercises that can be done, but for all practical purposes there are about 6. The pull-up bar is nice, allows for narrow or wide grip pull ups and chin ups. I have average sized hands and the bar is not too big. Perhaps someone with really small hands may find the diameter of the bar too large. The upper arm straps are constructed very well and support my weight easily. The horizontal section for doing tricep dips is very sturdy and slides up and down easily and quickly. The main unit has some clear protective tape on it, so the paint doesn't get scratched moving them up and down. I'm 6' 0", 155lbs and the unit seems pretty solid for me. It flexs a little when doing pull-ups, but nothing too severe. It says it's listed for 300lbs, but I'm afarid you would see a lot of flex at that weight. It definetly wouldn't break, but may fatigue down the road.
Overall I was very happy with the unit. For the price, it does exactly what I wanted it to do. The only people I wouldn't recommend it to are those over 250 lbs or if you're going to be strapping weight to yourself during the exercises. I'd say keep your total weight under 250 lbs.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend