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Bowflex Ultimate 2 Review Rock Hard Muscles in Just 6 Weeks

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 Mark Alexander P (June 22, 2008)  Imagine if you could have a rock-hard body, feel healthy, and be proud of the way you look. After you've read this review, you will have a better understanding of what the Bowflex Ultimate can do for you. I was your typical out of shape and overweight guy 6 weeks ago. It was not until I saw one of those famous Bowflex infomercials that I decide to take action with a Bowflex Ultimate 2. . (Fitness Equipment)

Here is Why You Too Should Buy a Treadmill

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 Carlos Munez (June 21, 2008)  The gym is a really sweet place. Just about every piece of fitness equipment can be found there, like those crazy 200lb weights huge guys bench press, the leg press machine bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman uses (in fact he lifted a thousand pounds! Not just once or twice but eight times!), and cardio equipment, like step-up machines, cycles and the treadmill. But there is one problem. To use .. (Fitness Equipment)

Purchasing Fitness Equipment Can Save Money and Add Years to Your Life

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 Eshwarya Patel (June 21, 2008)  It may cost a lot to purchase a fitness exercise machine but when compared to the savings rendered from not having to join a health membership, it is a bargain. Fitness equipments last a long time and the cost of which will be made up from not having to join a health club. Health club memberships average about $40 a month, for a yearly total of close to $500. To drive to a health club .. (Fitness Equipment)

NordicTrack C2500 Treadmill Review

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 Roy Palmer (June 20, 2008)  The NordicTrack C2500 treadmill is up against some stiff competition in its price bracket, and with the Nordictrack C2000 currently available at around £250 less, what can it offer to tempt us? Well we think quite a lot! The C2500 comes with 15 personal trainer workouts plus iFit Fitness Journal software which allows you to keep track of your progress on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. . (Fitness Equipment)

Ironman Elliptical Trainer Review

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 Vienna Miller (June 20, 2008)  Ironman elliptical trainers are owned and manufactured by Keys Fitness, a well respected name in the fitness industry. Keys also owns the CardioMax, Alliance, HealthTrainer and of course the Keys Fitness brand names. Ironman produces a range of elliptical trainers from economy to midpriced, starting around $599 and up. Although Ironman ellipticals are not as well known as some other .. (Fitness Equipment)

Exercise Ball Workouts

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 Paul Elms (June 19, 2008)  The exercise ball is becoming a more popular piece of equipment in both professional and home gyms. It is extremely versatile and can be used by both novices and experienced fitness enthusiasts. The main advantage of using exercise ball workouts is that they can be used to strengthen the core muscles of the body. These are the muscles of the abdomen and lower back, which maintain .. (Fitness Equipment)

Top Resistance Band Reviews

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 Bryan Evans (June 19, 2008)  Have you been searching for the perfect exercise product that can offer you a total body workout in the comforts of your own home? Lucky for you, there are thousands of sites that offer home gym equipment to help you sculpt your body and maintain fitness. If you had your sights set on resistance bands, how then do you choose which brand to buy? Here are some resistance band reviews to .. (Fitness Equipment)

Resistance Band Review What Are They and How Do They Work?

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 Bryan Evans (June 19, 2008)  It is understood that a lot of health and fitness practitioners nowadays not just use dumbbells but are making use of an inexpensive and portable equipment as well to make their muscles wobble. Most especially, the core muscles are involved in the workout with the use of these bands but you can't precisely measure your progress. These are just so handy that you can bring it anywhere at .. (Fitness Equipment)

Overview of the Best Resistance Band Brand

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 Bryan Evans (June 19, 2008)  In the realm of fitness and body building, one of the essentials is a good set of exercise equipment. To be able to shape your body, build strength, and maintain overall fitness, you need to have reliable exercise equipment to support you. If you are searching for a set of exercise gadgets that is versatile and easy to use, your best bet would be in resistance bands. Resistance bands .. (Fitness Equipment)

Top Resistance Bands Reviews

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 Bryan Evans (June 19, 2008)  Did you know that resistance bands reviews are super helpful for people who are in search of the best quality products to answer their exercise and body building needs? If you haven't really decided on what brand to purchase, here are some comments on selected brands of resistance bands. As one of the most popular sporting brands on the planet, Nike has proven that it can cater to the .. (Fitness Equipment)

Add a New Dimension Into Your Sports Training With a Trampoline Workout

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 Christopher W Smith (June 19, 2008)  If you've ever trained to participate in a sport, you know it can be a lot of really hard work. How about trying an effective training method that's a lot of fun at the same time? I'm talking about using a trampoline as a piece of training equipment. In this article you'll find out why this can be such a great method of training as well as how to find the ideal trampoline for you. When . (Fitness Equipment)

Six Pack Exercise Machines Do They Work?

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 Steve McAllister (June 19, 2008)  Since it's been a commonly known fact that both males and females find six pack abs sexy and flattering, both men and women seem to be willing to do just about anything to obtain them! You'll see people doing set after set of boring and repetitive ab exercises in the gym, like sit ups. You'll see people paying up to seven thousand dollars and enduring a painful (and sometimes lengthy) .. (Fitness Equipment)

What Shop Owners Don't Tell You When You Look to Buy a Treadmill

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 Carlos Munez (June 19, 2008)  A major problem people face when they are looking to buy a treadmill is that they have no idea what features it should have. Sure, a treadmill is all about running but there are certain features it should have. And if you don't know what should be on the treadmill you won't know which one to buy. The shop owner will probably just sell you any treadmill he pleases in that case because .. (Fitness Equipment)

Compact Elliptical Where and How to Find the Best Compact Elliptical Trainer

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 Vienna Miller (June 18, 2008)  Looking for a compact elliptical? With space at a premium in many home gyms, many buyers are looking for an elliptical that is space efficient. Compact crosstrainers used to be built quite poorly. You used to have to sacrifice quality to get a compact design - and the cheaper the unit, the faster it would break down. However the good news is that you have many different options today .. (Fitness Equipment)

Used Or Older Models Rowing Machine?

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 Cindy Heller (June 18, 2008)  There are a few things you have to consider when you have chosen to buy a used or older model rowing machine. The decision to purchase a used or older model rowing machine is usually due to financial constraint as the latest models are priced at the higher range. Budget aside, it is essential that you get the best deal for the type of rowing machine you are buying. New rowing machine .. (Fitness Equipment)

Is Rowing Machine a Good Fitness Equipment?

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 Cindy Heller (June 18, 2008)  Rowing machine is ideal for fitness and it actually mimic the real experience of rowing a boat, minus the vast expanse of water and the boat. Exercising with the rowing machine provide you with a complete body workout. It is a fitness machine that offer both muscles building and cardiovascular workout. If you have doubts about whether rowing machine can provide the kind of workout that . (Fitness Equipment)

Rowing Machine A Remarkable Fitness Equipment With Numerous Benefits

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 Cindy Heller (June 18, 2008)  The ubiquitous presence of rowing machine everywhere is an indication of its widespread popularity these days. Rowing machine yields impressive results with regular workout, more so than most other fitness equipments. Many of those who are still new to rowing machine, remains unconvinced but all doubts can be clarified upon consistently using the rowing machine. Rowing machine is a .. (Fitness Equipment)

Fitness Tips For Trampolines

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 Graeme Coyne (June 18, 2008)  Often we are under the misconception that trampolines are limited to children as purely an outdoor entertainment device for children. If you are under this impression than you are greatly mistaken; trampolines provide incredible exercise and still remain tender on the joints. It has been found through studies that jumping on a trampoline burns more calories than conventional jogging. .. (Fitness Equipment)

Elliptical Fitness Equipment and Fitness Workout

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 Joseph Young (June 18, 2008)  There are a lot of health aids out there that can get your life back on track, going in a right direction, such as books, supplements, nutritionists, gyms, health food stores, and more. Health clubs are a form of health aids if you can afford them. Elliptical Fitness Equipment, the Wonders it can and will do for You. I know because I use it, at least 3 times a week! Elliptical fitness .. (Fitness Equipment)

Nice and Shiny Home Fitness Equipment

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 David Charlie James (June 18, 2008)  On the television, and even in the shop window, that piece of nice and shiny home fitness equipment looks really great, and that sales lady with the tight fitting clothes did say it was the best thing since sliced bread. So you buy it, get it home, and find out that it does you no good what so ever. It is not surprising with our rushed, but at the same time sedentary, lives that the .. (Fitness Equipment)

Getting a Good Workout With the Rowing Machine

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 Cindy Heller (June 18, 2008)  The foremost reason why people purchase a rowing machine is to get into a habit of regular exercises to tone the muscles and burn off calories. Strength building and cardiovascular is amply provided through consistent workout with the rowing machine. Rowing machine provides a different form of conditioning and aerobic exercise compare to other form of fitness equipments. Rowing machine . (Fitness Equipment)

Taking a Look at Rowing Machine Appraisals and Recommendations

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 Cindy Heller (June 18, 2008)  Rowing machine appraisals can be found online as well as the store catalog. As rowing machine is by no means a small investment, it is best to look at appraisals and recommendations before committing a large sum of money. The average price of a rowing machine is about $500 but you will need an exercise mat to cushion the rowing machine as well as protecting the floor. Shipping might be . (Fitness Equipment)

Toning Your Muscles Electrically

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 Amy Nutt (June 17, 2008)  In a world where we know body image is less about other people's perception and more about your perception, electronic muscle stimulators can have a positive effect to supplement a good diet and regular physical activity. Using tiny electric pulses, an electronic muscle stimulator (EMS) tones and firms your muscles giving them that sculpted look you desire. Electronic muscle .. (Fitness Equipment)

Home Gym Safety 5 Tips to Prevent an Accident

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 Paul Elms (June 17, 2008)  Home gym safety should be top of your list when you are planning on what fitness equipment to buy. You should also keep safety in mind when you are working out. After all, in a healthclub gym there are generally plenty of people around you who can help if something goes wrong. But at home you could well be exercising alone. These tips will help you prevent an accident. 1) Maintain .. (Fitness Equipment)

Proform 3.8 Treadmill Review

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 Roy Palmer (June 17, 2008)  The Proform 3.8 treadmill is part of the new range of models for 2008 and has more functionality than the commendable Proform 3.6 - but at a cost, it's an extra £125 but is it worth it? It has some very useful features including the innovative iFit Fitness Journal software that gives you daily, weekly, monthly and yearly fitness reports for you plus your partner. One factor in .. (Fitness Equipment)

Proform 585 V Perspective Treadmill Review

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 Roy Palmer (June 17, 2008)  The Proform 585 V Perspective treadmill is near to the top end of Proform's extensive range of treadmills and is to our knowledge the lowest price machine in the UK to have a TV in the console! You'll either love the TV or think it's a waste of space. The 7 inch screen can play both TV or DVD via RCA jack socket but it does take a while to adjust to it when running - but it's a pretty .. (Fitness Equipment)

Best Elliptical Machine Top Features When Choosing Your Home Elliptical

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 Vienna Miller (June 16, 2008)  Looking for the best elliptical machine? Ellipticals are one of the most popular choices in fitness equipment today. They give you a lower impact workout than other machines. Plus, because you use both arms and legs they give you a lower rate of perceived exertion. (This means you actually worked harder than you felt like you did - which can add up to more calories burned). They can .. (Fitness Equipment)

Want to Buy a Treadmill? 2 Things Treadmill Manufacturers Keep Hidden From You

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 Carlos Munez (June 16, 2008)  There are two things about treadmills only the manufacturers know, and it has been hidden from until now. These are two important features your treadmill must have, cushioning and foldability. The first is to do with avoiding injury. The second really isn't a word but it simply means the ability of the treadmill to be folded and kept aside when you don't need to use it. One of the main . (Fitness Equipment)

Cheap Treadmills Getting More For Your Money

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 Wes Carter (June 15, 2008)  Buying a treadmill is a great way to begin your new fitness regime, but it can sometimes be a daunting task trying to find one that is right for you and your budget. The good news is that there are plenty of relatively cheap treadmills for sale, in all sorts of places and, no doubt, there is one just right for you. The following may give you some idea of how, and where, to find one. A .. (Fitness Equipment)

Want to Buy a Treadmill? These Are 2 Important Factors to Consider

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 Carlos Munez (June 15, 2008)  A treadmill is a pretty expensive machine. I mean, you usually buy a treadmill for around $1500. That is a considerable amount of money so you have to make sure you choose a proper one which will help you burn those damned calories and help you stay fit and healthy. So before you buy a treadmill, consider these 2 important features that you must keep a look out for. The Motor The .. (Fitness Equipment)

Shopping For Treadmill Replacement Parts

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 Terry Grant (June 11, 2008)  Knowing what your treadmill parts are and how they function is something that all treadmill owners should be aware of. Today, there are more makes and models of treadmills being sold than ever before. Your best protection against damage to your treadmill is providing the proper maintenance for your machine. Most treadmills are an investment that you made to personally stay in shape and .. (Fitness Equipment)

Horizon Elite 507 Treadmill Review

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 Roy Palmer (June 11, 2008)  The Horizon Elite 507 treadmill comes in the middle of their growing range of machines and for a shade under £1,000 it packs quite a punch. Horizon are developing a reputation for cramming features into their models that you don't expect to see for that price. The Elite 507 follows that trend with a top speed of 12mph, a good sized running deck plus not one, but two heart control .. (Fitness Equipment)

Elliptical Trainers and Safety

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Safety must always be a priority when you are using exercise machines. You need to protect your body from standard injuries and mistakes people make when exercising, as well as observe certain guidelines for each exercise machine that you use. Safety is important for short-term and long-term reasons, including the fact that you could be in pain for the rest of your life is you approach .. (Fitness Equipment)

Resistance Systems For Elliptical Trainers

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Treadmills and stationary bikes have various levels of difficulty and resistance in order to fulfill the needs of a variety of people in a variety of stages of fitness. As you work out more and more and become more fit, you need to gradually increase the effort you put into each workout. In addition to that, in order to get the most from your workout, it is best to increase the speed or . (Fitness Equipment)

Benefits of Using Elliptical Trainers

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  One of the biggest benefits of using an elliptical trainer is that you can get a dual action workout. A few models of stationary bikes allows for a dual action workout, but the vast majority of them do not. There are no treadmills that provide a dual action workout, because all of them are focused entirely on the action of walking. The benefits of using elliptical trainers is that you .. (Fitness Equipment)

Types of Elliptical Trainers

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  There are many different types of elliptical trainers and elliptical trainer designs on the market. As these exercise machines become more popular, manufacturers will attempt to design new and supposedly better machines to capitalize on the increasing demand. Because of the various models on the market, it can be a little overwhelming to search for just the right elliptical trainer. .. (Fitness Equipment)

What is an Elliptical Trainer?

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Elliptical trainers began showing up in gyms during the mid-nineties, and have only gained in popularity over the last decade. Elliptical trainers are a stationary machine, much like treadmills or exercise bikes. Unlike treadmills, however, they only simulate walking. That is, you don't actually walk on an elliptical trainer, but your legs and thighs go through the motion of walking. .. (Fitness Equipment)

Exercise Bikes and Safety

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Exercise bikes increase safety in three different areas. First, riding a stationary bike at home instead of taking a bike outside can be safer in areas with no bike lanes or trails, cold weather, or unchained dogs. Second, a good warm-up on your exercise bike will decrease the risk of injury or muscle sprains when you do weight lifting or other high-impact activity. Third, an exercise .. (Fitness Equipment)

Exercise Bikes and Long Term Use

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Exercise and fitness is not something you can do for a few months and then just abandon. Once you begin an exercise regimen, you need to stick to it in order to reap all the benefits of exercise, to remain healthy, and to stay in shape. Because it easy to lose interest or drive in exercise, you should choose a machine that will hold your attention, that you are comfortable on, and that .. (Fitness Equipment)

The Price of Exercise Bikes

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Before you shop for your new exercise bike, you need to decide your budget and your priorities. For example, if you only have one hundred dollars to spend, but you feel you absolutely need a bike with different terrains and races programmed into the console, you're going to be disappointed. New exercise bikes with all of the bells and whistles will coast you, but when it comes to .. (Fitness Equipment)

Recumbent Exercise Bikes

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Most people might think of upright exercise bikes when they decide to buy a stationary bike for home use, but recumbent exercise bikes might be a better fit for some people. Either way, they are definitely a type of bike that is worth investigating and learning about. Recumbent exercise bikes are not like upright bikes because the rider is in a reclined position with the pedals level .. (Fitness Equipment)

What to Look For in an Exercise Bike

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  There are many different ways to gain access to an exercise bike, and not all of them include actually purchasing the bike. But for some people, purchasing a bike can be a very good investment, especially if they are committed to using it every single day. That might include people who are in training for some sort of athletic event, people who are going through physical therapy, people . (Fitness Equipment)

Exercise Bikes - An Overview

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Exercise bikes are alternately called stationary bikes, spinner bikes, and recumbent bikes. All exercise bikes have a saddle, or a seat, peddles, and some form of handlebar, so they resemble regular bikes; however, the style, structure, and size of stationary bikes can vary greatly. Exercise bikes also range in price. The most basic, simple exercise bike can be no more than fifty .. (Fitness Equipment)

Weight Training Equipment

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  When you first make the decision to begin weight training, it can seem a little overwhelming. Especially when you begin to look at the weight training equipment required and begin pricing various weight machines. It will probably seem cheaper to go to a gym, or easier not to start weight training at all. But it does not have to be an overwhelming, cost prohibitive, or confusing .. (Fitness Equipment)

Incline Weight Benches

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  Inclined weight benches are a bit more expensive and versatile than the standard flat weight benches. Most incline weight benches are adjustable. You can even add attachments to some incline weight benches, which will allow you to do things like leg presses and leg lifts. Incline weight benches are also good for dumbbell use. Not everybody has the room or the money for a full weight .. (Fitness Equipment)

Weight Benches For Small Spaces

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 Alexander Sutton (June 10, 2008)  If you have a small space for a home gym, but want a weight bench for weight lifting and other exercises there are several small weight benches and folding weight benches available for small spaces. You can find weight benches for small spaces from most vendors that sell weight benches, in stores or online. Folding weight benches are great options for any home gym, but they are .. (Fitness Equipment)

Keeping Fit With Medicine Balls

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 Scott White (June 06, 2008)  Many sports require activities that could arguably be described as explosive; a pitcher throwing a pitch in baseball, a player taking a slap shot in hockey and many others as well. While weight training is a good way to develop the muscles required for these types of actions, medicine ball training has been getting more popular by the minute. It is also a great program for the everyday .. (Fitness Equipment)

Check If Reebok Treadmills Are For You

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 Helen Kosanovic (May 23, 2008)  The Reebok treadmills are moderately priced for the serious fitness buff. You will find them priced between $1,000 and $1,500, which may be a little out of the price range of the person who is not really into fitness and may be more then they are willing to spend. However, for individuals who are little bit more serious about their fitness, this price might be acceptable. The same holds . (Fitness Equipment)

Bowflex Selecttech 552 Dumbbells Work Well!

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 Helen Kosanovic (May 23, 2008)  The Bowflex Selecttech 552 dumbbells are an innovative creation by Bowflex. The company specializes in creating equipment that is small, portable and easy to store, but that still provides individuals with high-quality and challenging workouts. The Selecttech 552 dumbbells are no exception. They allow individuals to use dumbbells that can be adjusted for various weights without having .. (Fitness Equipment)

The Joy Of Bowflex XTL

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 Helen Kosanovic (May 23, 2008)  There are many exercises that can be performed to strengthen both the upper and lower parts of the body. You can do leg extensions and leg curls, which help to build and tone the leg muscles. The squat attachment also allows individuals to do squats, which helps provide a full lower body workout. The Bowflex XTL allows individuals to work out with over 200 pounds of resistance. This .. (Fitness Equipment)




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