How to use the Bowflex XTL is one of the best ways to trim a little fat down to a lot of muscle. However, it can be confusing if you do not know exactly how to use one. Following a close knit collaboration of steps is the best way to maximize the effectiveness of the Bowflex XTL.
- Set the resistance level. Simply hook the desired amount of resistance rods to their corresponding pulleys. The maximum is preset to around 410 LBS.
- Choose the type of workout you want to do. On the Bowflex XTL, you can do anything from rowing to benching to abdominal exercises. You can work the lower body or the upper body. This is the great thing about the Bowflex XTL, it is absolutely all purpose.
- Once you have chosen the type of exercise that you are going to do, the next thing to do is to make sure that the machine is correctly set up for that type of exercise. The pins should all be set into place to avoid any damage to the machine or to yourself. To make sure you are doing it correctly, make sure that you consult the Bowflex XTL manual before doing any exercises.
- Once you are sure everything is set up correctly and you are working out, make sure that you are adding weight as you go along. Every week or so, you should increase the resistance at least 2.5 LBS. In doing this, you can be sure that you are actually benefiting from the machine.
Working out on the Bowflex XTL has excellent benefit and can result in you, not only losing weight, but gaining a considerable amount of muscle. It is just a matter of sticking to it and not getting discouraged.