Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym

Product Review

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE is amongst the leaders of home gym equipment, famous for designing versatile machines for multiple fitness levels. They have been innovating from the very beginning with their unique models to meet numerous fitness needs of various users.

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE provides a total body workout solution by allowing you to perform more than 70 types of exercises on a budget. In addition, you can use several in-built and included attachments to deliver a wide variety of activities. Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE is a versatile trainer machine with so many exercises with several valuable attachments and options to increase resistance to 410 lbs power rod upgrades. Please note that you need to buy extra standard power rods as add-ons. However, these patented power rods weigh less than regular weights, so it is easy to transport the machine.

You can change workouts easily and more quickly with Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE without any need for cable changes between activities. It implies that it minimizes the setup time between exercises obviating the need to change cables etc. The latest model now features an ab crunch shoulder harness and an ergonomically designed adjustable seat. It is an ideal home gym option for trainees looking forward to becomes tough and buff.

Now you can develop strong, muscular legs with leg extension. Firm abs with an abdominal crunch shoulder harness, and build your quads, hamstrings, and glutes with a four-position lower pulley squat station and a two-position adjustable lat tower. In addition, you get 5-way hand grip or ankle cuffs, an ergonomic adjustable seat with polyurethane cushion, a no-change cable pulley system, and 210 pounds of Power Rod resistance to deliver full-body workouts developing solid legs, flat abs, sculpted chest, and toned glutes. Your Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE comes with a lifetime guarantee on Power Rods and seven years guarantee on the machine.

Bowflex offers a lifetime guarantee on its power rods because of its high quality obtained from precise manufacturing methods. They use high-tech composite solid steel material, pass them through high-quality control measures, sheath and test them four times to ensure durability. As a result, these power rod units are so robust that you can not wear them out even if you flex them repeatedly.

The Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE home gym machine offers almost all the newer features without paying extra and saving time thanks to its no-change cable system. As a result, it is amongst the most challenging and versatile resistance training machines available out there. So if you always wanted to sculpt and tone your body but never had the time to visit a gym or space to install bulky weight training equipment, this machine can solve all your issues at once. So sculpt yourself into a perfect statue of muscle glory with this beautiful home gym.

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE is one step higher than its predecessor models like Bowflex Blaze and Bowflex PR1000. It introduced the new no-change cable pulley system to improve upon its previous models, ensuring no more changes, no more heart rate drops. You can challenge yourself with strength training, circuit training, anaerobic or aerobic workout, and some definite bodybuilding routines.

It is the latest compact model from Bowflex without the need for a fold-down bench. A new model with 210 lbs resistance is enough for beginners or someone looking only to maintain.

Salient Features of Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym

Home Gym Exercises

The Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE is pretty versatile to tone all your key muscle groups with more than 70 types of exercises. You may target your abs, chest, legs, back, shoulders, and arms for a full-body workout and focus on specific problem areas like lower back muscles, calves, hips, wrists, biceps, and triceps. You may switch around your activities, so you don’t get bored.

It helps you to work with your abdomen muscles with an ab cruncher shoulder harness. Then, if you still want more, you have a four-position lower pulley/squat station and the lat tower having an angled lat bar to remain motivated. All in all, it is a complete gym packed into one single home gym unit.

With Bowflex, you can try bench press, reverse grip pulldowns, seated lat pulldown. Triceps pushdown resisted dip, low back extension, triceps kickback, front shoulder raise, bent over row, rear deltoid row, wrist curl, hammer curl, biceps curl, chest fly, reverse fly, and seated shoulder press, etc. among several others for upper body workout. Similarly, you can try standing hip extensions, hip flexion, calf raises, hip adduction, squats, leg kickbacks, deadlifts, and leg extensions, etc., for the lower body. Moreover, there are several options for core workouts and general conditioning too. In this manner, you can target different muscle groups to achieve your unique fitness goals.

There are endless variations of 70 plus exercises to ensure that you always have something new to look forward to with Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE.

210 Pounds of Power Rod Resistance

Free weights are usually associated with the risk of joint pain, but the patented power rod technology of Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE offers the weight or resistance at par with free weights or even better. You can partly or wholly hook all of your power rod unit to its cable pulley system to get a resistance starting from as low as 5 pounds to a maximum of 210 pounds, which of course upgradeable to 410 lbs. You can keep on adding power rods until you reach its maximum weight resistance of 210 pounds (140 kg) or 410 pounds (186 kg), as the case may be.

Controlled Impact

There are no risks of joint injuries because adjustable resistance of power rods allows you to put as much strain and impact on your joints as you want. Besides the advantages of low-impact resistance training, you can keep pressure off your back with an adjustable ergonomic seat. It is a perfect home gym machine for users looking for a speedy recovery from an injury or trying to avoid one with its controlled-impact features.

Groundbreaking No-Change Cable Pulley System

Forget about changing cables between every exercise switchover. Save time and keep your heart rate racing as you change your exercises seamlessly. For instance, you can effortlessly move from squat to leg exercises to lats without bothering about cables and like. No change pulley system is revolutionary in the sense that you free yourself from the shackles of traditional machines. You will spend less time making adjustments across workouts and more time on your exercise routine. It is an excellent feature for time-starved users who can not dedicate too much time to their workout necessities.

Inbuilt Technologies And Included Attachments

The integrated lat tower with an angled lat bar can build your shoulder and back muscles quickly. In addition, you can use the four-position lower pulley or squat station to do squats and build your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Similarly, you can develop muscular, solid legs by using leg extension. All that and much more is made possible with 70 plus exercises through in-built systems and included attachments like squat bar and ab crunch shoulder harness.

You can target several muscle groups with above 70 gym-quality exercises. There are exercises for your arms, shoulder, back, legs, abdomen, and chest muscles. For example, arm exercises include 23 exercises for triceps, biceps, wrist, and grip, including rope pushdown, wrist curl, reverse barbell biceps curl, etc. The shoulder exercises include 16 variations, including crossover reverse fly, lateral shoulder raise, shoulder shrug, etc. Similarly, there are 12 leg exercises, 15 back, three abdominal, and six chest exercises with almost every possible variation. Moreover, there are optional attachments like gym style ab crunch and preacher curl to complement full-body workouts.

7 Free Trainer-Built Workouts

The box includes the famous body plan, a detailed user manual, and a fitness guide. So you do not need to invest too much time to design your fitness routines to maximize results. In the free manual with Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE, you will find seven free trainer-built workouts such as 20 minutes lower body/ upper body/ better body workouts, strength training, true aerobic, and circuit training anaerobic routines.


Your home gym from Bowflex can accommodate trainees weighing up to 300 lbs with comfortable yet practical exercises. Besides accommodating users of all sizes, its compact design fits in all dimensions of rooms. Especially perfect for people who cannot dedicate an entire space for bulky gym equipment collection but need a perfect solution of a complete home gym with a full-body workout.

Five-Way Hand Grip Or Ankle Cuffs

The unique five-way system of your Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE adds performance and flexibility to your workouts. You can add functions like shoulder cuff, foot cuff, ankle cuff, non-grip cuff, and regular grip to your activities. In addition, multiple pulleys and cable positions can dictate the angle of resistance to add effectiveness to your exercises. The possibilities of what you can achieve with Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE are almost limitless.

Compact Design

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE has a compact design, meaning it has given up the fold-down bench to save a little space. It provides you workout dimensions of 8 feet long and 6 feet 5 inches wide with an overall compact size of 53 x 49 x 83.25 inches. You can choose your space to house your machine comfortably. In addition, it has a heavy-duty steel frame providing long-term durability. Finally, if you need to move the device around, it weighs only 185 lbs or 84 kg.

Ease of Use

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE is relatively easy to use. The detailed user manual provides all the necessary details to set up the machine and learn to perform standard movements, useful for people who do not have prior workout experience. The no-change pulley system is another user-friendly feature to save you time. As a result, the lifter can move through multiple exercises without reworking the entire machine or reconfiguring weight and device.

If you prefer to perform circuit work, you can appreciate how much time it can save for you, besides ease of use. Whenever you need to adjust the weight as per your workout requirement, you can hook its cable to the rod cap, and all done. In a nutshell, the pulley and power rod system of your Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE is straightforward to use and very quiet.

  • Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE home gym is highly versatile with over 70 primary exercises for a full-body workout and supports several other variations.
  • The patented power rod system can offer 210 lbs of resistance, upgradable up to 410 lbs.
  • You get a handsome guarantee of a lifetime for power rods and seven years for the machine.
  • The bench seat is ergonomic with an adjustment feature as per individual preferences.
  • A descriptive exercise manual with a body plan and fitness guide is handy for learning the setup and basic and advanced workouts.
  • It is joint-friendly with no risk of strains because you can adjust the resistance from 5 pounds to 210 pounds (410 lbs for upgrades).
  • It can support a user’s weight of 300 pounds.
  • Compact design and easy-to-use features make it stand out from its competition.
  • Experienced athletes may find 210 lbs of power rod resistance too low and will have to pay extra to upgrade to 410 lbs.
  • The initial machine assembly seems to be complex.
  • It is an expensive piece of equipment, especially as a one-time purchase.

Machine Specs of Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym

Dimensions: 83.25 x 53 x 49 inches/ 135 x 124 x 211 cm (H x L x W); Workout area: 8′ x 6′ 5″ (244 x 196 cm); Assembled Item Weight: 185 lbs or 84 kg; Maximum user weight: 300 lbs or 136 kg; Number of exercises: Above 70; Weight resistance Capacity: 210 lbs (Optional Upgrade: 410 lbs); Leg attachment; Lat tower attachment; Squat station; Shoulder harness; cable pulley system; Four Position Adjustable main pulley system;

Guarantee: 7 Yrs. on Machine and Lifetime Guarantee for Power Rods