Bowflex has been an industry leader for many years, offering sleek and impressive looking machines that work great for isolation exercises and for full-body workouts too. The Bowflex HVT is a new exercise machine that promises to let you get a full-body strength workout and some good cardio too, in just 18 minutes.
It's hard to maximise your training time, but that's exactly what Bowflex is offering with the HVT. It combines two kinds of training into the Hybrid Velocity Training System, which is a dynamic and engaging way to work out. The machine features a Dynamic Coaching System that will keep you engaged and motivated throughout the workout, and the Coaching Console will guide you as you maximise the challenge that you face, to guide your body.
The workouts are adjustable - simply turn a dial to increase or decrease the resistance. You can also sync your Apple or Android device with the machine so that you can track your workouts and get guided through one of 50 different video workouts led by Bowflex personal trainers, with more content being added over time. You can mount your iPad or tablet device on the HVT so that you can get access to information about workout and engage with the coaching system while you're exercising.
The Bowflex HVT features Total Power Technology to track your fitness as you work through exercises at variable intensity and work rate. The Dynamic Coaching Console will give you real time feedback and the progressive fan resistance means that you'll get the right level of intensity no matter how fit you are.
The HVT app can be downloaded for free and works with both Android and iPhone devices. The machine is sturdy and robust, weighing 182lbs, and it can accept users weighing up to 300lbs, so whether you're looking to lose a little fat for that beach body, or bulk up with some nice lean muscle the machine will be well suited for you.
There are three pre-programmed workouts for the machine; one for sprints that helps to build speed and power, one circuit that offers strength and range of motion exercises with a focus on form, and one 'builder' workout that focuses on strength and endurance.
You don't have to limit yourself to those three workouts either, you can programme your own. There are more than 50 different exercises to choose from so you will never be bored.
Hybrid Velocity Training lets you combine two workouts, and this means that it's a nice space and time-saving machine. If you're serious about working out and want a lean and toned, sculpted body, then you will be able to get the most efficient use out of your gym time with this machine. Using short and intense bursts of exercise and dynamic exercises that employ the whole of your body, you can get amazing results. The cardio is structured in a way that promises a good afterburn too so that you continue to burn calories long after the workout is finished.
The Bowflex HVT is a new machine, and as such it hasn't been through extensive day to day use testing, yet, but one thing is sure - Bowflex offers amazing build quality on all of their other machines and a good warranty too, so they're starting from a strong point there and the technology they use is proven. On top of that, there are already dozens of positive reviews talking about how amazing this machine is.
The apps are stable and well-written performance wise, so you can enjoy a good end user experience. Since it's possible to buy the HVT on interest-free finance, it's easy to spread the cost and get it for about the same amount as you'd pay for a gym membership. This works well when you consider that with a gym you'd need to travel there and pay for parking. You'll save time and money if you just put a Bowflex HVT in your spare room or your garage, and since you're working out at home there are fewer barriers to actually getting things done. Remove the excuses, get working out for 18 minutes per day, and get that amazing body that you have always wanted, and the health benefits that come with it.