Special Edition Includes:
Dr. Ellington Darden’s
Six Week Fast Fat Loss –
Body Leanness Program
The Bowflex Conquest™
Home Gym
Owner’s Manual
and Fitness Guide
Written By: Tom Purvis RPT, RTS
Registered Physical Therapist
and founder of the
Resistance Training
Specialist Program
WWWBOWFLEXCOM
P/N 001-7093 Rev A (04/2007)
Table of Contents
Safety Precautions
3
Get To Know Your Bowflex Conquest™
Safety Warning labels
4
Get To Know Your Bowflex Conquest™
Home Gym
6
How to Use Your Bowflex Conquest™
Home Gym
7
Attaching Cables
11
Define Your Goals
12
Warm Up / Cool down
Aerobic Rowing
15
15
Chest Exercises:
Bench Press
Chest Fly
Decline Bench Press
Incline Bench Press
Decline Chest Fly
Incline Chest Fly
Resisted Punch
Lying Cable Crossover
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Shoulder Exercises:
Rear Deltoid Rows
Lateral Shoulder Raise
Seated Shoulder Press
Front Shoulder Raise
Shoulder Extension
Shoulder Shrug
Shoulder Rotator Cuff—Internal
Shoulder Rotator Cuff—External
Seated Lateral Shoulder Raise
Scapular Retraction
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Back Exercises:
Lying Lat Pulldowns
Low Back Extension
Pulldowns
Narrow Pulldowns with Hand Grips
Lying Lat Fly
Lying Narrow Lat Pulldowns
Seated Lat Rows
Stiff-Arm Pulldown
Bent Over Row
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Arm Exercises:
Triceps Pushdown
Single-Arm Pushdown
French Press
Lying Triceps Extension
Cross Triceps Extension
Lying 45° Triceps Extension
Seated Triceps Extension
Standing Biceps Curl
Seated Biceps Curl
Lying Biceps Curl
Seated Wrist Extension
Standing Wrist Curl
Reverse Curl
Seated Wrist Curl
Standing Wrist Extension
“Rope” Pushdowns
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Abdominal Exercises:
Reverse Crunch
Resisted Reverse Crunch
Seated (Resisted) Abdominal Crunch
Seated (Resisted) Oblique Abdominal Crunch
Trunk Rotation
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Leg Exercises:
Squat
Leg Extension
Lying Leg Extension
Ankle Eversion
Ankle Inversion
Standing Hip Extension (Knee Flexed)
Standing Hip Extension (Knee Stabilized)
Standing Hip Abduction
Seated Hip Adduction
Seated Hip Abduction
Standing Leg Kickback
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Muscle Chart
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The Bowflex® Body Leaness Program
By Ellington Darden, Ph.D.
48
Bowflex Conquest™ Warranty 68
Bowflex Conquest™ Warranty Card
69
Important Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The following definition applies to the word “Warning” found throughout this manual:
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in personal injury or loss of life.
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• R
ead and understand the Owners
Manual prior to using this machine.
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• S
et up and operate this machine on a solid level
surface.
• This machine is for Consumer use only.
• R
ead and understand all Warning Labels on this
machine.
• K
eep Children away from this machine. Children
must be supervised closely if they are near the
equipment or are present during the operation of
this equipment.
• D
o not use additional means to increase the
resistance (lifting load) of this machine.
• B
e sure that the Selector Hook is correctly attached
to the Rod End.
• C
onsult a physician prior to commencing an
exercise program. If, at any time, you feel faint or
dizzy, or experience pain, stop and consult your
physician.
• S
elect a workout area that provides a minimum
clearance behind the rod box of 0.5 ft (15 cm) and
a total width of 6.5 ft (2.0 m). Allow a minimum
of 3.0 ft (0.9 m) free space in front of the machine.
Keep third parties out of this area when the
machine is in use.
• I nspect this machine for loose parts or signs of wear.
Pay special attention to Cables and Belts and their
connections. Do not use if found in this condition;
contact Nautilus Customer Service.
• O
perate the machine in the manner described
in this manual. It can be hazardous to over-exert
yourself during exercise.
• T
his machine is designed for a User’s Weight Limit
of 300 pounds (136 kg). Do not use if you are over
this weight.
• Make sure that all positional adjustment devices are
securely engaged.
• T
his machine contains moving parts. Use Caution.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Get To Know Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym Warning Labels
The following safety warnings are located on the Bowflex Conquest™ home gym. Please read all safety
precautions and warning information prior to using your product.Be sure to replace any warning label if
damaged, illegible, or missing. If you need replacement labels. please call a Nautilus Representative at 1-
800-NAUTILUS (1-800-628-8458) for assistance.
Label 1
Label 4
Label 2
Label 3
Get To Know Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym Warning Labels
The following safety warnings are located in site specific areas on the unit. Please review and understand the safety
warning labels and their locations on the unit prior to use.
If you do not have, or cannot find, or need to replace a warning label please call 1-800-NAUTILUS (1-800-628-8458) to obtain
a new label.
Label 1: Please make sure all users read, understand, and follow
the warning labels on the home gym. See Figure 1 for
general use safety label.
Location: The warning label in Figure 1 is located on the back of
the lat tower.
Label 2: “Caution: At all times stay out of the paths of moving rods.”
Location: Left and right side of rod box.
Label 3: “Warning: Do not hang from bar.”
Location: Front of lat tower.
Figure 1
Label 4: “Caution: Before each use of this equipment, check all
fasteners, snap hooks, cables and pulley functions. Tighten
and fasten as needed. Check pulleys and cable for wear
and function.”
Location: Back of the lat tower below Label 1.
Get To Know Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym
Please take your time to read through the entire manual and follow it carefully before attempting to
use your Bowflex Conquest™ home gym. Also locate and read all warning labels that are posted on the
machine. It’s important to understand how to properly perform each ­exercise before you do so using
Power Rod® Resistance.
Power Rod® Pack
Lat Pull Down Bar
Upper Lat Tower
Rod Cap
Cable
Chest Bar
Bench
Leg Extension
Assembly
How To Use Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym
Power Rod® Resistance
Safety
Power Rod resistance rods are made from a special
When connecting the
Power Rod® caps to
the cable hooks and
disconnecting them, do
not stand so that you are
looking directly over the
top of the rods. Stand off to
the side, so that if a rod is
accidentally released, you
will not be struck by it.
®
composite material. Your rods are sheathed with a
­protective black rubber coating. Each rod is marked
with its weight rating on the “Rod Cap”.
Adjusting And
Understanding
The Resistance
The Bowflex Conquest™ home gym comes with 210
pounds (95 kg) of ­resistance
[one pair of 5 lb. (2.25 kg)
rods, two pair of 10 lb. (4.5
kg) one pair of 30 lb. (13.5
kg) rods, and one pair of 50
lb. (22.5 kg) rods].
Hooking the Power Rod® Unit to the
Cables
You may use one rod or several rods in ­combination,
to create your desired
resistance level.
To hook multiple rods up to
one cable, bend the closest
rod toward the cable and
place the cable hook through
that rod cap. You can then
hook up the next closest rod
through the same
cable hook.
When You Are Not Using Your Bowflex
Conquest™Home Gym
®
Disconnect the cables from the Power Rod unit
when your are not
using your Bowflex
Conquest™ home
gym. Use the rod
binding strap
included with your
machine
to bind all the rods
together at the top.
You can also place
your cables and
grips through the
strap to keep them
out of the way.
Leaving the rods
and cables under
tension could cause
injury if a rod were inadvertantly released.
Hooking up the closest rod
first prevents rods from
crossing over the top of one
another.
How To Use Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym
The Workout Bench
Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym
Your Bowflex Conquest™ home gym has a number of seat
and bench positions: flat bench forward, flat bench back, 45°
incline and free-sliding seat extension.
Inspect your machine for any worn or loose components prior
to use. Tighten or replace any worn or loose components
prior to use. Pay close attention to cables, or belts and their
connections.
To adjust the seat, pull out the Seat Rail Knob, then slide the
seat to one of the three locking holes on the Seat Rail. Release
the Seat Rail Knob to secure when finished.
Removing the Bench:
The Bench easily attaches and releases from the Seat.
To attach the Bench, insert the half hinge on the end of the
Bench into the half hinge on the seat. To remove
the Bench, lift up on the long portion and pull away from seat.
Flat Bench:
The Flat bench position is used for most exercises. You may lock
the bench into a Back (closest to Power Rod® unit) or Forward
(furthest from Power Rod® unit) position to accommodate height/
reach needs.
45° Incline Bench:
Start with a flat bench, following the above instructions to
release and move the seat and bench. Lift the bench while
sliding the seat toward the Power Rod® unit until the bench
back is resting against the Lat Tower.
Free-Sliding Seat:
Remove the Bench, pull out the Seat Rail Knob, give it half a
turn and release to place the Seat in a “free sliding” position
for Aerobic Rowing.
Storing Your Bowflex Conquest™
Home Gym
Folding your Bowflex Conquest™ home gym for storage is easy.
1) Lock the Seat and Bench
into the flat position.
2) Remove all Power Rod® resistance and then
bind the Power Rod® unit with the rod binding strap.
3) Remove the Seat Rail Knob from the seat rail.
4) Tilt the bench toward the Power Rod® unit.
5) Secure the bench by inserting the Seat Rail
Knob into the hole in the side of the Seat Rail Bracket.
Maintenance and Care of Your
Clean the bench with a non-abrasive household cleaner after
each use. This will keep it looking new. Do not
use automotive cleaner, which can make the bench
too “slick.”
Review all warning notices. The safety and integrity designed
into a machine can only be maintained when the equipment
is regularly examined for damage and repaired. It is the
sole responsibility of the owner to ensure that regular
maintenance is performed. Worn or damaged components
shall be replaced immediately or the equipment removed from
service until the repair is made. Only manufacturer supplied
components shall be used to maintain/repair the equipment.
If you have any questions regarding your Bowflex Conquest™
home gym, please call our Customer Service Department at
1-800-NAUTILUS (1-800-628-8458) or by mail at:
16400 SE Nautilus Drive Vancouver, Washington, USA 98683
How To Use Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym
Accessories and Equipment
Hand Grips: The Hand Grips fit snugly around your hand, ankle, or wrist. Attach the pulley cable clips to
the D-Rings on the Hand Grips to attach them to the cables.
Standard Grip: Grasp the grip and cuff together to form a grip
without inserting your hand through the cuff portion. Most of the
­exercises you ­perform utilize this grip. The Standard Grip also is
used for Hammer Grip exercises, when you need to hold the Hand
Grip vertically for greater wrist support.
Hand Cuff Grip: Slip your hand through the cuff portion of the
grip so that the foam pad rests on the back of your hand. Then
grasp the remainder of the grip that is sitting in your palm. This
method of gripping is great for exercises like front shoulder raises
or any exercise where your palm is facing down.
Ankle Cuff Grip: The cuff opening can be made larger to
accommodate the ankle. Place your hand in the cuff and slide it
away from the grip. Insert your foot or ankle and tighten by sliding
the grip back toward the cuff.
Lat Cross Bar:The Lat Cross Bar enhances exercises that work back, shoulders and triceps muscles.
Warning:
•Before using the Lat Cross Bar, make sure that all fasteners are in place and tightened.
•Make sure that the Lat Tower cables are securely fastened to the regular Bowflex®
cables and the Bent Lat Bar, Squat Bar or Hand Grips.
•Always use the Bent Lat Bar holders to support the Bent Lat Bar, or remove the bar when
not in use.
•Do not hang from or attempt to perform “chin ups” from the Lat Cross Bar.
•Never pull on the Bent Lat Bar unless there is resistance attached to it.
Leg Extension: Designed to add more effectiveness exercises that target your legs, thighs, calves, etc.
Caution:
•Before using the Leg Extension, make sure that all fasteners are in place and tightened.
•Make sure that the Extension’s cables are securely fastened to the regular cables.
Grips manufactured under license agreement with Hands-On Sports & Gym Accessories, Inc. Patent #4756527
How To Use Your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym
Using Your Leg Press Belt
Leg Press Belt: The Leg Press Belt is used for the Leg Press exercise.
• With the Bowflex® seat adjusted to the “free sliding” position (spring
lock seat pin unlocked), the hand grips removed, and the desired amount
of resistance hooked up, sit on the seat and position the leg press belt
around your hips.
• Slide forward to the pulleys and place your feet through the right and left
openings under the rod cables.
• Attach the rod cables to the D-rings on the Leg Press Belt so that the
belt is taut.
• Place hands on vertical main frame and push yourself back while placing
feet, one at a time, onto the pulley frame.
• Grasp belt near where it’s attached to the cables and begin to press back.
Attaching The Cables
Attaching The Squat Cables
Squat Bar
• Extend the Squat Bar Cables up to
the Chest Bar Pulleys and attach
the ends using the Snap Hooks.
• Use Snap Hooks to attach the Squat Bar
Straps to the opposite end of the
Cables.
Chest Bar Pulley
Squat Bar Strap
• Use Snap Hooks to attach the Squat Bar
Straps to the Squat Bar.
Snap Hook
Snap Hook
Squat Cable
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Attaching The Cables
Lat Pull Down Cable
Attaching The Lat Pull Down Cables
• Extend the Lat Pull Down Cables down to
the Chest Bar Pulleys and attach the ends
using the Snap Hooks.
Lat Pull Down Bar
• Use Snap Hooks to attach the Lat Pull
Down Bar to the opposite end of the
Cables.
Snap Hook
Chest Bar Pulley
Attaching The Leg Extension Cables
• Extend the Leg Extension Cables up to
the Chest Bar Pulleys and attach the ends
using the Snap Hooks.
Snap Hook
Leg Extension Cable
Chest Bar Pulley
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Define Your Goals
Your body will do what you train it to do. That’s why it’s important to define your goals and focus them. Here
are some fitness components that will help you define your goals and choose your fitness program.
Muscle Strength is the maximum force that
you can exert against resistance at one time. Your
muscle strength comes into play when you pick up
a heavy bag of groceries or lift a small child. It is
developed when a localized muscle is worked both
positively (concentric) and negatively (eccentric) at
a resistance—great enough so you can perform only
five to eight repetitions of the exercise before the
­muscle fails. Each set of repetitions is followed by
a rest interval that typically runs three times longer
than the set. Later, between exercise ­sessions, the
muscle overcompensates for the stress and usually
increases in both strength and size.
Muscle Endurance is the ability to perform
repeated contractions. It comes into play when
you cross-country ski or work on your feet all day.
Endurance training addresses the slow twitch,
endurance muscle fibers, which depend on oxygen
for energy. To develop muscle endurance, use
low resistance and high ­repetitions ­about 15-20
repetitions in each set, three sets to each exercise,
working the muscle only to fatigue.
Muscle Power is the combination of strength and
speed of the muscular contraction. This is often
misinterpreted as a) being directly ­associated with
certain skill or sport and/or b) meaning that you must
move fast. Load is ­actually a more important factor
than speed when attempting to improve power. When
training to achieve muscular power, pick a resistance
that fatigues you in the 3-5 repetition range. When
performing these reps, it is more important to think of
contracting the muscles faster rather than attempting
to move faster. Performing sport simulation exercises
usually results in a deterioration of the motor pattern
or skill. The biomechanically sound method of
improving power in your sport is to train for power
using the correct joint movements, as described in
this manual. Then practice the skill ­associated with
your sport, learning to apply this newly achieved
power.
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Body Composition is the ratio of fat weight (fat)
to lean weight (muscles, bones and tissue). As you
age, the ratio shifts. The fat weight increases and the
lean weight decreases. Training for muscle strength
will generally increase muscle size and aerobic
conditioning will help burn extra calories. Performing
these two forms of exercise, either at different times
or together, will create the greatest changes in body
fat weight.
Balanced Strength and alignment are the result of
equal strength developed in all parts of the body. It
comes into play in your standing and sitting posture,
and in your ability to ­perform just about any activity
safely and effectively. An over-development of the
back will round the shoulders; weak or stretched
­abdominals can cause lower back pain. You want
a balance of muscle strength in front and back. In
­addition, you need a balance of strength between
your middle, lower, and upper body.
Flexibility is the ability of a muscle or group of
muscles to move the joint through a full range
of motion. Flexibility comes into play when you
execute an overhand serve or stretch for the top
shelf in the kitchen. It is a cooperative movement of
opposite muscle groups. When a muscle contracts,
its opposite muscle group must relax for the action
to occur. Increased flexibility means an increased
range of motion, made possibly by this simultaneous
­contracting and relaxing. Good flexibility is important
in protecting the body from injury and can be
achieved through the balanced strength training
programs that are included in this manual.
Cardiovascular Endurance is the ability of the
heart and lungs to supply oxygen and ­nutrients to
exercising muscles over an ­extended period of time. It
comes into play when you jog a mile or ride a bike. It
is a ­critical component of overall fitness
and health.
Define Your Goals
Define Your Goals
Design Your Own Program
You may want to design your own personal program
specifically geared to your goals and lifestyle.
Designing a program is easy, as long as you follow
the guidelines below.
Understand fitness and its components:
Improperly designed programs can be ­dangerous.
Take some time to review this ­manual as well as
other fitness guides.
Know your current fitness level: Before you
start any fitness program you should consult a
physician who will help you determine your current
abilities.
Identify your goals: Goals are critical to
choosing and designing an exercise program that
fits and enhances your lifestyle, but so is strategy.
It’s important not to rush the process and try to
accomplish too much too soon. That will lead to
setbacks and discouragement. Instead, set a series
of smaller achievable goals.
Select complementary exercises: Be sure
to pair exercises that address compound joint
movements and single joint movements. In addition,
select exercises that address ­complementary muscle
groups.
Put first things first: During each session, first
work muscle groups that need the most ­training.
Training variables: When designing your own
program there are several variables that, when
mixed properly, will equal the right fitness ­formula
for you. In order to find out the best formula, you
must experiment with several combinations of
variables.
The variables are as follows:
• Training Frequency: The number of times
you train per week. We ­recommend daily
activity but not daily training of the same
muscle group.
• Training Intensity: The amount of ­resistance
used during your repetition.
• Training Volume: The number of repetitions
and sets performed.
• Rest Intervals: The time you rest between
sets and the time you rest between workouts.
Once you’ve established a base of fitness,
­follow these basic principles:
• Isolate Muscle Groups: Focus work on
specific muscle groups.
• Progressive Loading: The gradual
­systematic increase of repetitions, ­resistance
and exercise period.
Remember your cardiovascular component:
Any fitness program must contain a ­cardiovascular
fitness component to be ­complete. So complement
your resistance ­training with aerobic exercise such
as walking, running, or bicycling.
Define Your Goals
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Define Your Goals
Working Out
Breathing
A workout begins in your mind’s eye. With concentration
and visualization you can approach your workout with a
positive, ­constructive attitude.
The most important part of breathing during exercise is,
quite simply, that you do it. Breathing in or out during the
actual ­performance is not dependent upon the ­direction
of air flow relative to exertion. It is, in fact, a mechanical
process that changes the position of your spine as your
rib cage moves. Here are some tips for breathing:
A good pre-workout mental routine is to sit and
relax, so that you can focus on what you are about
to do and think about achieving your end goal.
We recommend that you warm up by doing light
stretching and performing light exercises on the Bowflex
Conquest™ home gym.
1) Be cautious when you are ­concentrating or
exerting effort. This is when you will probably
hold your breath. DO NOT hold your breath. Do
not exaggerate breathing. Depth of inhalation
and exhalation should be ­natural for the ­situation.
Cooling Down
2) Allow breathing to occur, naturally, don’t force it.
Warming Up
An essential part of the exercise routine is the cool
down. Gradually reduce the level of ­exercise intensity so
that blood does not ­accumulate in one muscle group, but
continues to circulate at a decreasing rate. Remember to
gradually move yourself into a relaxed state.
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Warm Up / Cool Down
Aerobic Rowing — Warm Up or Cool Down
Muscles worked:
Pectoralis Major; Anterior Deltoids
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed, Free Sliding Seat
Accessory:
Leg Press Belt
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain good spinal alignment. Keep
chest lifted.
• Bend from the hip during movement, not
from the waist.
• You may hold onto the Leg Press Belt to
improve stability.
START
ACTION
• Remove the Bench and place the
Seat in Free Sliding position.
• Attach resistance and sit facing
the Power Rod® unit.
• Brace your feet against the
Chest Bar.
• Initiate movement by extending
your knees while simultaneously
bending your arms and pinching
your shoulder blades together.
• Control the return to the Start
position by slowly bending
your legs.
Warm Up/Cool Down
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Chest Exercises
Bench Press — Shoulder Horizontal Adduction (and elbow extension)
Muscles worked:
Pectoralis Major; Deltoids; Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45° incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain a 90° angle between upper
arms and torso throughout motion.
• Keep chest muscles tightened. Limit and
control your range of motion.
• Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head back
against bench.
• Keep elbows in front of shoulders.
• Keep shoulder blades pinched together
and maintain good spinal alignment.
START
• Grasp Hand Grips in both hands.
• Slowly bend your elbows until
hands are at chest level. Rotate
upper arms away from torso,
elbows out, palms forward.
• Line up arms with cables
keeping your wrists straight.
• Raise chest, pinch shoulder
blades together, and maintain a
slight, comfortable arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Press your hands forward,
straightening your arms while
moving your hands together. Do
not lock elbows.
• Return to Start position, keeping
your wrists at shoulder width and
in line with the cables.
Chest Fly — Shoulder Horizontal Adduction (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Pectoralis Major; Anterior Deltoid
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45° incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
•Maintain a 60-90° angle between upper
arms and torso during exercise.
•Keep chest muscles tightened. Limit and
control your range of motion.
•Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head back
against bench.
•To improve your pectoralis involvement,
keep your shoulder blades pinched
together throughout upward and
downward movements.
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START
• Grasp Hand Grips in both hands.
• Open your arms into a wide,
elbow bent position. Keeping
elbows and forearms below chest
level, palms forward.
• Raise chest, pinch shoulder
blades together, and maintain a
slight, comfortable arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Slowly press your arms forward
and upward, straightening arms
and moving your hands together.
• Rotate your wrists and forearms
upward.
• Slowly return to Start position.
Chest Exercises
Decline Bench Press — Shoulder Horizontal Adduction (and elbow extension)
Muscles worked:
Pectoralis Major; Deltoids; Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45° incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain a 90° angle between your upper
arms and torso at the start of the motion,
and slightly less than 90° at the finish.
• Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head back
against bench.
• Do not let your elbows travel behind your
shoulders.
• Keep shoulder blades pinched together
and maintain good spinal alignment.
START
• Grasp Hand Grips in both hands.
• Cables travel beneath arms,
forearms aligned with cables.
• Bend your elbows back, keeping
upper arms at a 90° angle from
your torso. Elbows should be 10°
(5-6" or 13-15 cm) lower than the
standard Bench Press position.
• Raise chest, pinch shoulder
blades together, and maintain a
comfortable arch in lower back.
ACTION
• Slowly press your hands forward,
straightening your arms while
moving your hands to the center
and downward, at least 10°
below your shoulders. Do not
lock your elbows.
• Slowly return to the starting
position, keeping your wrists
steady and your movements slow
and controlled.
Incline Bench Press — Shoulder Horizontal Adduction (and elbow extension)
Muscles worked:
Pectoralis Major; Deltoids; Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45° incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain a 90° angle between your upper
arms and torso at the start of the motion,
and slightly less than 90° at the finish.
• Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head back
against bench.
• Do not let your elbows travel behind your
shoulders.
• Keep shoulder blades pinched together
and maintain good spinal alignment.
START
• Grasp Hand Grips in both hands.
• Cables travel above forearms.
Keep your forearms in line with
the cables at all times.
• Bend your elbows back, keeping
upper arms at a 90° angle from
torso. Forearms 10-15° (6-8" or
13-20 cm) higher than Bench
Press position.
• Raise chest, pinch shoulder
blades together, and maintain a
slight arch in your lower back.
ACTION
• Slowly press your hands forward,
straightening your arms and
moving hands to the center and
downward, at least 10° above
your shoulders.
• Slowly return to the starting
position, keeping your wrists
steady and your movements slow
and controlled.
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Chest Exercises
Decline Chest Fly — Shoulder Horizontal Adduction (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
START
FINISH
Pectoralis Major; Anterior Deltoid
Bench Position:
45° incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain a 60-90° angle between upper
arms and torso during exercise.
• Keep chest muscles tightened. Limit and
control your range of motion.
• Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head back
against bench.
• To improve your pectoralis involvement,
keep your shoulder blades pinched
together throughout upward and
downward movements.
START
• Grasp Hand Grips in both hands.
• Open your arms into a wide,
elbow bent position, press your
forearms downward. At full
extension, hands should be level
with your hips.
• Raise chest, pinch shoulder
blades together, and maintain a
slight, comfortable arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Press your arms forward and
upward, straightening arms and
moving your hands together.
• Rotate your wrists and forearms
upward.
• Return to Start position, slowly
returning your arms in front of
you, just below chest level.
Incline Chest Fly — Shoulder Horizontal Adduction (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Pectoralis Major; Anterior Deltoid
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45° incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain a 60-90° angle between upper
arms and torso during exercise.
• Keep chest muscles tightened. Limit and
control your range of motion.
• Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head back
against bench.
• To improve your pectoralis involvement,
keep your shoulder blades pinched
together throughout upward and
downward movements.
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START
• Grasp Hand Grips in both hands.
• Open your arms into a wide,
elbow bent position. Press
your forearms upward. At full
extension, your elbows should be
level with your ears.
• Raise chest, pinch shoulder
blades together, and maintain a
slight, comfortable arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Press your arms forward and
upward, straightening arms and
moving your hands together.
• Rotate your wrists and forearms
upward.
• Return to Start position, slowly
returning your arms in front of
you, just below chest level.
Chest Exercises
Resisted Punch — Shoulder Flexion, Elbow Extension, Scapular Protraction
Muscles worked:
Anterior Deltoid; Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain an upright, erect posture as
your trunk rotates with the punch.
• Keep knees bent and feet on floor.
• Maintain good spinal alignment.
START
• Sit on the bench facing away
from the Power Rod® unit.
• Reach behind your body and
grasp one Hand Grip with an
overhand grip, as shown above.
• Bend your elbows until your
hands are level with your waist.
ACTION
• Using moderate speed, rotate
your trunk and press your arm
(s) forward to full extension,
allowing shoulder blade to move
forward at the end of the punch.
• Slowly return to the Start
position. Do not relax the tension
in your arm.
• You may vary this exercise by
using bilateral movement with
both arms or punching upward or
downward.
Lying Cable Crossover — Shoulder Extension/Adduction (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
START
FINISH
Pectoralis Major
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep chest lifted throughout exercise.
• Keep knees bent, feet on floor, head
back against bench.
START
• Lie flat on your back, head
toward the Power Rod® unit.
Position yourself far enough
down the Bench to grasp the
Hand Grips over your head with
arms straight.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palms
facing up.
• Tighten your abdominals to
stabilize your spine. Maintain a
slight, comfortable arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Keeping your arms straight, move
your hands in an arc upward and
across your torso toward the
opposite thigh.
• Control the return to the Start
position by slowly moving your
arms back overhead, releasing
the shoulder blades and keeping
arms straight.
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Shoulder Exercises
Rear Deltoid Rows — Shoulder Horizontal Abduction (and elbow flexion)
Muscles worked:
Rear and Middle Deltoids; Posterior
Rotator Cuff; Upper Latissimus; Teres
Major; Trapezius; Rhomboids
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Maintain a 90° angle between your
upper arms and torso during motion.
• Keep knees bent and feet on floor.
• To work one arm at a time, place nonworking hand on bench to stabilize.
• Keep shoulder blades pinched
together and maintain good spinal
alignment.
START
• Sit on the bench facing Power
Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Hand Grips. Keep
palms down and arms straight.
• Sit up straight. Bend slightly from
hips until arms are in front of
body at a 90° angle from torso.
• Lift your chest and keep your
shoulder blades together.
• Keep forearms in line with
cables.
ACTION
• Allowing your arms to bend
slowly, move your elbows
outwards and backwards,
keeping a 70-90° angle between
your upper arms and torso.
• Move until your elbows are
slightly behind your shoulders,
then slowly reverse back to the
Start position.
• Keep your shoulder blades
tightened throughout motion.
Standing Lateral Shoulder Raise — Shoulder Extension (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Middle Deltoids; Upper Trapezius
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Leg Extension:
Removed
Success Tips
• Do not swing your arms upward or
move your trunk during the motion.
• Keep your feet on floor.
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START
• Remove the bench and stand on
the platform, straddling the seat
rail and facing the Power Rod®
unit.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palms
facing each other.
• Align your spine and bend
forward slightly at the hips (1520°).
• Let arms hang in line with cables.
• Elevate shoulders slightly toward
back of head, keeping spine
ACTION
• Slowly raise your arms out to
your sides, at a 90° angle from
your body.
• Keep your forearms facing
outward throughout the
movement.
• Slowly return to the Start position
without relaxing muscle tension.
Shoulder Exercises
Seated Shoulder Press — Shoulder Adduction (and elbow extension)
Muscles worked:
Front Deltoids; Upper Trapezius; Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet on floor.
• Do not increase the arch in your lower
back as you raise your arms, but keep
your spine steady and tight.
• Keep abdominals tight and maintain
good spinal alignment.
START
• Sit on the bench facing away
from the Power Rod® unit.
• Keep your chest up, abs tight
and maintain a slight arch in
lower back.
• Grasp Hand Grips, palms facing
out.
• Raise the Hand Grips to shoulder
level, keeping your palms facing
forward.
ACTION
• Straighten your arms slowly over
your head, focusing on moving
your elbows up and inward
toward your ears.
• Slowly return to the Start
position, keeping tension in your
front shoulder muscles.
Front Shoulder Raise — Shoulder Flexion (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Front and Middle Deltoids
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep abdominals tight and maintain
good spinal alignment.
• Keep knees bent and feet on floor.
• Do not increase the arch in your lower
back as you raise your arms, but keep
your spine steady and tight.
START
• Sit on the bench, facing away
from the Power Rod® unit.
• Keep your chest up, abs tight
and maintain a slight arch in
lower back.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palms
facing back, arms straight at
your sides.
ACTION
• Keeping your arms straight,
move them forward, leading
with your forearms, until arms
are extended in front of you at
shoulder height.
• Arms may be moved alternately
or together.
• Slowly return to the Start position
next to the torso.
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Shoulder Exercises
Shoulder Extension — (elbows stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major; Rear Deltoid;
Middle Trapezius; Rhomboids; Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
START
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Keep your lats tightened throughout the
motion.
• Keep abdominals tight and maintain good
spinal alignment.
• Release your shoulder blades at the
end of each rep and initiate new rep by
retracting your shoulder blades.
• Sit on the bench facing Power
Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palms
facing down, arms straight and
at approximately a 45° angle
from torso.
• Tighten your trunk muscles
to stabilize your spine while
maintaining a slight arch in the
lower back.
ACTION
• Initiate movement by pinching
shoulder blades together.
• Continue movement by moving
your hands in an arc downward,
along your sides, until hands are
level with hips.
• With controlled movement,
slowly return to the Start
position.
Shoulder Shrug — Scapular Elevation
Muscles worked:
Upper Trapezius
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep abdominals tight and maintain
good spinal alignment.
• Do not bend your neck or slouch
during this exercise.
• Raise shoulders evenly.
• For variation, try this exercise bent
forward slightly from the hips.
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START
• Stand on the platform, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Reach down and grasp the Hand
Grips, palms facing each other.
• Let your arms hang at your sides.
ACTION
• Slowly raise your shoulders
towards the back of your head,
keeping your neck and head still.
• Slowly reverse back to the
Start position, keeping your
upper trapezius muscles tight
throughout the motion.
Shoulder Exercises
Shoulder Rotator Cuff — Internal Rotation
Muscles worked:
START
Subscapularis
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
Lean head back against the bench.
• Keep your spine aligned and a slight arch
in your lower back.
• Maintain a 90° angle between forearms
and torso throughout exercise.
• Do not rotate the spine to get additional
range of motion.
START
• Sit on the Bench, one side
toward the Power Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Hand Grip nearest you
and draw your upper arm into
your torso, keeping your forearm
at a 90° angle from torso.
• Give yourself enough distance to
eliminate slack in the cable.
• Use a light resistance.
ACTION
• Rotate your forearm toward your
abdomen, keeping your elbow at
your side throughout motion.
• Slowly return to the Start
position, maintaining controlled
motion.
Shoulder Rotator Cuff — External Rotation
Muscles worked:
Infraspinatus; Teres Minor
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
Lean head back against the bench.
• Keep your spine aligned and a slight arch
in your lower back.
• Maintain a 90° angle between forearms
and torso throughout exercise.
• Do not rotate the spine to get additional
range of motion.
START
• Sit on the Bench, one side
toward the Power Rod® unit.
• Using the arm farthest from the
Power Rod® unit, grasp the
Hand Grip nearest you and draw
that upper arm into your torso,
keeping your forearm at a 90°
angle from torso.
• Allow forearm to rest against
your abdomen, elbow at your
side to remove cable tension
• Use a light resistance.
ACTION
• Rotate your forearm away from
your abdomen, keeping your
elbow at your side throughout
motion.
• Slowly return to the Start
position, maintaining controlled
motion.
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Shoulder Exercises
Seated Lateral Shoulder Raise — Shoulder Flexion (elbows stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Supraspinatus; Middle Deltoids; Trapezius
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Keep abdominals tight and maintain good
spinal alignment.
• Do not increase swing arms upward or
move trunk during movement.
START
• Sit on the bench facing Power
Rod® unit.
• Spread the cuff from the Hand
Grips and slide them over your
forearms, near the elbow.
• Keep your chest lifted,
maintaining a slight arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Raise your arms directly out to
your sides, nearly shoulder level.
• At the top of the movement, you
may need to rotate your hands
slowly to prevent the cuff from
sliding off.
• With controlled movement,
slowly return to the Start
position.
Scapular Retraction
Muscles worked:
Middle Trapezius; Rhomboids
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Do not lose spinal alignment—keep your
chest lifted.
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Keep your spine aligned and a slight arch
in your lower back.
• Do not use your arm muscles for this
movement.
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START
• Sit on the Bench facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Hand Grips , palms
facing each other.
ACTION
• Keeping your arms straight,
slowly pinch your shoulder
blades together.
• When shoulder blades are fully
retracted, slowly return to the
Start position.
Back Exercises
Lying Lat Pulldowns
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
Lean head back against the bench.
• Keep your spine aligned, abs tight and a
slight arch in your lower back.
• Keep your lats tightened throughout this
exercise.
• Release your shoulder blades at the top
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
depressing your shoulder blades.
START
• Lie on your back on the bench,
head near the Power Rod® unit.
• Slip your arms through the Hand
Grips, slide the cuffs past your
elbows and tighten them enough
to stabilize.
• With your palms facing inward,
slide your body down the bench
far enough that your arms are
fully extended—your posterior
may hang off the end of the
bench.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
pulling your shoulder blades
downward. Slowly start bending
your elbows, pulling them down
toward your hips and then
inward into your trunk.
• Slowly return to the Start
position, allowing your arms and
shoulder blades to move back
without relaxing the tension in
your shoulders.
Low Back Extension — Seated (with hip extension)
Muscles worked:
Lower Trapezius
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
Lean head back against the bench.
• Keep your spine aligned, abs tight and a
slight arch in your lower back.
• Keep your lats tightened throughout this
exercise.
• Release your shoulder blades at the top
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
depressing your shoulder blades.
START
• Sit on the bench, facing Power
Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Hand Grips and
slide them over your forearms,
tightening near your elbows.
• Brace your heels on the platform,
knees bent comfortably, arms
crossed in front of chest. Pull the
Hand Grips into your chest.
• Pinch shoulder blades together
and lean forward from the hips
only.
ACTION
• Keeping your chest lifted, move
your entire torso backwards by
pivoting at the hips.
• Slowly return to the Start position
without slouching or changing
spinal alignment.
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Back Exercises
Pulldowns — Shoulder Adduction (with elbow flexion)
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Bent Lat Bar
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• To determine the appropriate grip width
for you, hold your arms straight out to
your sides at shoulder height. Bend your
elbows approximately 90°. Hands should
be no wider apart than your elbows
(beginners may narrow their grip to
increase comfort).
• Keep your spine aligned, abs tight and a
slight arch in your lower back.
START
• Grasp the Bent Lat Bar using
the wide grip determined by
following the directions in the
Success Tips, then sit on the
bench, facing the Power Rod®
unit.
• Position your thighs directly
under the Lat Tower pulleys. Sit
upright.
• Keep your arms extended and
straight.
ACTION
• Initiate movement by pulling
shoulder blades together while
simultaneously drawing elbows
down and inward.
• Bent Lat Bar may not touch your
chest. At the end of the motion,
arms should be near your sides,
shoulder blades fully depressed.
• Keep forearms facing upward.
• Slowly return to Start position.
Narrow Pulldowns with Hand Grips — Shoulder Extension (with elbow flexion)
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, abs tight, and a
very slight arch in your lower back.
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Keep the lats tightened throughout the
entire motion.
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START
• Attach a Hand Grip to each cable
on the Lat Tower Pulleys.
• Straddle the bench facing the
Power Rod® unit, grasp a Hand
Grip in each hand, palms facing
each other and sit down on the
bench.
• Position your thighs directly
under the Lat Tower pulleys. Sit
upright.
ACTION
• Keep hands at shoulder width,
arms straight. Initiate movement
by pulling your shoulder blades
down and together while
simultaneously bending your
elbows, drawing them down and
inward towards your sides.
• At the end of the motion, arms
should be near your sides.,
shoulder blades depressed,
forearms facing upward.
• Slowly return to Start position.
Back Exercises
Lying Lat Fly — Shoulder Adduction
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Shoulder Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Keep your lats tightened throughout
entire motion.
• Keep your spine aligned, abs tight and a
slight arch in your lower back.
• Release your shoulder blades at the end
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
depressing your shoulder blades.
START
• Lie on your back, head toward
Power Rod® unit, knees at the
edge of bench.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, then
straighten your arms out to your
sides, hands slightly above your
head, palms facing away from
pulleys.
• Tighten your abs to stabilize your
spine while maintaining a slight
arch in your lower back.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
pulling your shoulder blades
downwards. Pull your arms in an
arc into your sides, keeping them
as straight as possible and using
slow, controlled movement.
• Slowly return to the Start
position, allowing your arms and
shoulder blades to move back
upward and outward toward the
Power Rod® unit.
Lying Narrow Lat Pulldowns
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Bent Lat Bar
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
Lean head back against the bench.
• Keep your spine aligned, abs tight and a
slight arch in your lower back.
• Keep your lats tightened throughout this
exercise.
• Release your shoulder blades at the top
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
depressing your shoulder blades
START
• Lie on your back on the bench,
head near the Power Rod® unit.
• Slip your arms through the Hand
Grips, slide the cuffs past your
elbows and tighten them enough
to stabilize.
• With your palms facing inward,
slide your body down the bench
far enough that your arms are
fully extended—your posterior
may hang off the end of the
bench.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
pulling your shoulder blades
downward. Slowly start bending
your elbows, pulling them down
toward your hips and then
inward into your torso.
• Slowly return to the Start
position, allowing your arms and
shoulder blades to move back
without relaxing the tension in
your shoulders.
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Back Exercises
Seated Lat Rows — Shoulder Extension (and elbow flexion)
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Do not bend your torso forward.
• Keep your chest lifted and maintain
spinal alignment.
• Release your shoulder blades at the end
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
pinching your shoulder blades
START
• Sit on the bench facing Power
Rod® unit, with your posterior
near the back (leg extension)
end of the bench.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palms
facing each other.
• Place your heels on the edge of
the Standing Platform and bend
your knees comfortably.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
pinching your shoulder blades
together.
• Pull your upper arms downward
and backward, brushing past the
sides of the body while keeping
your forearms pointing in the
direction of the cable.
• Slowly return to the
Start position.
Stiff-Arm Pulldown — Shoulder Extension (elbow stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major; Rear
Deltoids; Lower Trapezius; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Bent Lat Bar
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep your lats tightened throughout the
entire motion.
• Keep your chest lifted and maintain
spinal alignment, keeping a very slight
arch in your lower back.
• Release your shoulder blades at the end
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
depressing your shoulder blades.
• Keep your elbows nearly straight (do not
lock elbows) throughout exercise.
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START
• Straddle the Seat Rail facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Bent Lat Bar with your
palms facing down.
• Step back slightly, making sure
that there is enough movement
in the cable to complete your
full range of motion with this
exercise.
• Bend slightly from hips, lift chest
and tighten your abs to stabilize
spine.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
lowering your shoulder blades,
bringing them down and together.
• Keep your arms straight, moving
your hands downward in an arc
and slowly in toward your thighs.
• Slowly return to the Start position
without relaxing muscle tension.
Back Exercises
Bent Over Row
Muscles worked:
Latissimus Dorsi; Teres Major;
Rear Deltoids; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Squat Bar Attachment
Pulleys:
Squat Pulley Frame
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Do not bend your torso forward.
• Keep your chest lifted and maintain
spinal alignment.
• Release your shoulder blades at the end
of each rep. Initiate each new rep by
pinching your shoulder blades
START
• Stand on platform. Reach down
and grasp the Squat attachment
with palms facing backward.
• Let your arms hang extending in
the direction of the pulleys
• Keep back flat and knees bent
ACTION
• Begin your motion by moving
elbows back as you bring the
hand grips to a point below your
chest line.
• Slowly reverse the motion,
keeping knees bent and back flat
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Arm Exercises
Triceps Pushdown — Elbow Extension
Muscles worked:
START
Triceps
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Bent Lat Bar
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Keep your chest lifted, abs tight and
maintain a slight arch in lower back.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion.
START
• Straddle the Seat Rail, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Grasp the Bent Lat Bar, palms
facing down.
• Stand approximately 2-3 feet or
.6-.9 m from Lat Tower (adjust for
comfort).
• Bring hands in front of
you, keeping the Lat Bar
approximately at rib level.
• Bend over slightly from hips,
shoulders directly over hands.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arms
stationary, elbows next to trunk,
slowly push your arms downward
in a gentle arc until hands are
near tops of your thighs.
• Keeping your triceps tightened,
slowly reverse the arcing motion
and bring the Bent Lat Bar back
to the Start position.
Single Arm Pushdown — Elbow Extension
Muscles worked:
Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Keep your chest lifted, abs tight and
maintain a slight arch in lower back.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion.
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START
• Straddle the Seat Rail facing the
Power Rod® unit, and grasp one
Hand Grip, palm facing up.
• Stand approximately 1-2 feet or
.3-.6 m from Lat Tower (adjust for
comfort).
• Bring your arm in front of you,
keeping the Hand Grip at chest
level.
• Bend over slightly from hips, so
that your shoulder is directly
over your hand.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arm
stationary, elbow next to trunk,
slowly push your arm downward
in a gentle arc until your hand is
near top of the thigh.
• Keeping your triceps tightened,
slowly reverse the arcing motion,
bringing the Hand Grip back to
the Start position.
Arm Exercises
French Press — Elbow Extension overhead
Muscles worked:
START
Triceps
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Keep your chest lifted and maintain
spinal alignment, keeping a very slight
arch in your lower back.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion.
START
• Sit on the bench facing away
from the Power Rod® unit,
keeping knees bent and feet flat
on floor.
• Reach behind and grasp one or
both of the Hand Grips, palms
facing inward.
• Draw arms up until elbows are
pointing forward, hands behind
head.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arms
stationary, straighten your
elbows, bringing your hands
overhead, palms facing out.
• Stop your motion before your
elbows are completely straight,
and then reverse your motion,
slowly returning to the Start
position without relaxing muscle
tension.
Lying Triceps Extension — Elbow Extension
Muscles worked:
Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted and maintain a
very slight arch in your lower back.
• Keep knees bent and feet flat on floor.
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion
throughout the exercise.
START
• Lie on the bench, head toward
the Power Rod® unit, knees bent
and feet flat on the floor.
• Reach overhead and grasp
the Hand Grips, palms facing
upward.
• Keep your hands up, near your
shoulders, spreading your back
and shoulders into the bench.
• Raise your chest and pinch your
shoulder blades together.
ACTION
• Keeping your arms stationary,
slowly straighten your elbows,
bringing your hands in an
arcing motion until they are
approximately 1 foot or .3 m
above your thighs.
• Slowly reverse the arcing motion
bringing your hands back to the
Start position.
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Arm Exercises
Cross Triceps Extension
Muscles worked:
START
Triceps
FINISH
Bench Position:
45˚ incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arm motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Keep your chest lifted, pinch your
shoulder blades together and maintain a
slight arch in lower back.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion.
START
• Sit facing away from the Power
Rod® unit.
• Reach one hand over the
opposite shoulder (right hand
over left and vice versa) and
grasp a Hand Grip. Bend your
elbow until your hand is above
your chest, palm facing the floor.
• With your free hand, stabilize the
active hand at the elbow.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arm
stationary, straighten your elbow,
slowly extending your arm
outward, using an arcing motion
and stopping approximately 90°
from your chest.
• Keeping your triceps tightened,
slowly reverse the arcing motion
and bring your arm back to the
Start position.
Lying 45° Triceps Extension — Elbow Extension
Muscles worked:
Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight throughout the
entire exercise.
• Keep your chest lifted, spine aligned,
and a slight arch in your lower back.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion.
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START
• Lie flat on the Bench, head
toward the Power Rod® unit.
Keep your knees bent and your
feet flat on the floor.
• Reach overhead and grasp the
Hand Grips, palms facing up.
• Keep your elbows bent, bringing
your upper arms to the front, at
approximately a 45° angle from
the front of your torso.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arms
stationary and next to your torso,
straighten your arms in an arcing
motion inward and down toward
your legs.
• Fully straighten your arms and
then, with a controlled motion,
slowly bring your arms back to
the Start position without moving
your upper arms.
Arm Exercises
Seated Triceps Extension — Elbow Extension
Muscles worked:
START
Triceps
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
• Lay your head back against the bench.
• Keep your chest lifted, shoulders
pinched together, and a very slight arch
in your lower back.
• Keep your upper arms and shoulders
motionless and your wrists straight.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion
START
• Sit facing away from the Power
Rod® unit.
• Using an overhand grip, reach
behind you and grasp the Hand
Grips, bending your elbows until
your hands are near the top of
your head, palms facing up.
• Keep your arms in line with the
cables.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arms
stationary, slowly straighten your
elbows moving your arms in an
arcing motion upward, over your
head until they are approximately
90° from your torso.
• Stop the motion before your
elbows are completely straight,
and then reverse your motion,
slowly returning to the Start
position without relaxing muscle
tension.
Standing Biceps Curl — Elbow Flexion (in supination)
Muscles worked:
Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, abs tight and a
very slight arch in your lower back.
• Keep your elbows at your sides and
your wrists straight.
START
• Straddle the Seat Rail, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Reach down and grasp the Hand
Grips, palms facing forward.
• Straighten, keeping your arms by
your sides, elbows loose.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arms
stationary and your elbows at
your sides, slowly curl the Hand
Grips forward, then upward and
in towards your shoulders.
• Slowly reverse the arcing motion
bringing your hands back to the
Start position.
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Arm Exercises
Seated Biceps Curl — Flexion (in supination)
Muscles worked:
START
Biceps
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your upper body motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Keep your chest lifted, trunk muscles
tight and maintain a slight arch in lower
back.
• Keep your spine aligned throughout
movement
START
• Sit on the bench, facing the
Power Rod® unit. Keep one foot
flat on the floor, and bend the
other leg, bringing your foot up
onto the bench, knee slightly
turned outward.
• With the arm on the same side
as your lifted leg, reach forward
and grasp a Hand Grip, keeping
your elbow bent. Allow your
upper arm (not elbow) to rest on
the elevated knee.
ACTION
• Slowly curl your forearm up
toward your shoulder, keeping
the upper arm completely still.
• Keeping your biceps tightened,
slowly reverse the curling motion
and bring your arm back to the
Start position.
Lying Biceps Curl — Elbow Flexion (in supination)
Muscles worked:
Biceps; Brachialis; Brachioradialis
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight throughout the
entire exercise.
• Keep your chest lifted, spine straight,
and a slight arch in your lower back.
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START
• Sit on the bench, facing the
Power Rod® unit. Keep your
knees bent and feet flat on the
floor.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, keeping
your arms straight and palms up.
• Lie back completely with your
head supported by the bench.
ACTION
• Curl the Hand Grip forward and
up, toward your shoulder, making
sure to keep your upper arm
completely motionless and your
elbows at your sides.
• Slowly bring your arm back to
the Start position, maintaining
the same arc of motion.
Arm Exercises
Seated Wrist Extension
Muscles worked:
Forearms
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Move slowly and keep tension in the
back of the forearms at all times.
• Keep your chest lifted, trunk muscles
tightened, and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
• You may perform this exercise one arm
at a time to make it easier to focus and
isolate the back of your forearms, or
with both arms simultaneously to save
time
START
• Sit facing the Power Rod®
unit with your knees bent, feet
together and flat on the bench.
Sit far back enough on the bench
to maintain physical and cable
tension throughout exercise.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palm
facing down, and rest your midforearms on your lower thighs,
keeping your elbows flared
slightly to the side.
ACTION
• Slowly curl the back of your
fists backward towards your
forearms.
• Stop when wrists are 90°
from forearms or when you
experience discomfort.
• Slowly return to the Start
position.
Standing Wrist Curl
Muscles worked:
Biceps; Forearms
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, trunk muscles
tight and a very slight arch in your lower
back.
• Move slowly, keeping tension in the
front of your forearms at all times.
• Do not increase or decrease the bend in
your elbow during this exercise—keep
all motion in the wrist.
• Do not rock your body back and forth
during wrist motion.
START
• Straddle the Seat Rail, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Reach down and grasp the Hand
Grips, palms facing forward.
• Straighten, keeping your upper
arms and elbows by your sides,
elbows loose.
• Bend your elbows 90°, palms
up, and maintain that position
throughout the entire exercise.
ACTION
• With your upper arms stationary
and your elbows at your sides,
slowly curl your fists toward the
front of your forearms.
• Keeping your forearms still,
slowly let your fists return to the
Start position.
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Arm Exercises
Reverse Curl — Elbow Flexion (in pronation)
Muscles worked:
Brachialis; Brachioradialis; Biceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your upper body motionless,
elbows at your sides and your wrists
straight.
• Keep your trunk muscles tight and
maintain a slight arch in lower back.
START
• Straddle the Seat Rail, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Reach down and grasp the Hand
Grips, palms facing backward.
• Straighten, keeping your upper
arms and elbows by your sides,
elbows loose.
ACTION
• Keeping your palms facing down,
use your forearms to slowly bend
your elbows, curling the Hand
Grips forward, then upward and
in towards your shoulders.
• Keep your elbows at your sides
and your upper arms completely
still.
• Slowly reverse the curling motion
and bring your arms back to Start
position.
Seated Wrist Curl — Wrist Flexion
Muscles worked:
Forearms
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Move slowly, keeping tension in the
front of the forearms at all times.
• Keep your chest lifted, trunk muscles
tightened, and a slight arch in your
lower back.
• You can perform this exercise one arm
at a time to make it easier to focus
and isolate the front of your forearms,
or you can perform it with both arms
simultaneously to save time.
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START
• Sit facing the Power Rod®
unit with your knees bent, feet
together and flat on the bench.
Sit far back enough on the bench
to maintain physical and cable
tension throughout exercise.
• Grasp the Hand Grips, palm
facing up, and rest your midforearms on your lower thighs,
allowing the wrists to bend
downward.
ACTION
• Slowly curl your fists towards the
front of your forearms.
• Return to the Start position
slowly, without relaxing the
muscle tension in your wrists.
Arm Exercises
Standing Wrist Extension
Muscles worked:
START
Forearms; Brachialis
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Move slowly and keep tension in the
wrists at all times.
• Keep your chest lifted, trunk muscles
tightened, and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
• Do not increase or decrease the bend in
your elbow—perform the entire motion
at your wrist.
• Do not rock your body during this
exercise.
START
• Straddle the Seat Rail, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• Reach down and grasp the Hand
Grips, palms facing backward.
• Straighten, keeping your upper
arms and elbows by your sides.
• Bend your elbows 90°, and hold
that position for the duration of
this exercise.
ACTION
• Slowly curl the back of your
fists backward towards your
forearms.
• Stop when wrists are 90°
from forearms or when you
experience discomfort.
• Keeping your forearms still,
slowly return to the Start
position.
“Rope” Pushdown — Elbow Extension
Muscles worked:
Triceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Lat Tower
Success Tips
• Keep your upper arms motionless and
your wrists straight.
• Keep your chest lifted, abs tight and
maintain a slight arch in lower back.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the
exercise, using controlled motion.
• Keep your chest lifted, trunk muscles
tightened, and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
START
• Straddle the Seat Rail, facing the
Power Rod® unit.
• With each hand, grasp the
opposite Hand Grip (right to left,
etc.), palms facing down.
• Stand approximately 2-3 feet or
.6-.9 m from Lat Tower (adjust for
comfort).
• Cross the cables, palms facing
each other, as if grabbing a rope.
• Keep your elbows bent, upper
arms at your sides.
ACTION
• Keeping your upper arms
stationary, elbows next to trunk,
slowly straighten your arms
downward, in a gentle arc,
until hands are near tops of
your thighs, hands and elbows
straightened and directly in line
with shoulders.
• Keeping your triceps tightened,
slowly reverse the arcing motion
and bring the Hand Grips back to
the Start position.
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Abdominal Exercises
Reverse Crunch — Spinal Flexion
Muscles worked:
START
Rectus Abdominus
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
None
Pulleys:
None
Success Tips
• Keep your upper body, knees and hips
stationary. Relax your neck.
• Tighten your abs before you move.
• Allow exhalation up and inhalation
down without exaggerating breathing.
• Contract as far into the movement as
possible. Lower under control. Keep abs
tight during entire motion.
START
• Lie on the bench, head toward
the Power Rod® unit, grasp
bench for support.
• Bend your hips and knees until
your legs are in a “seated”
position as shown above—knees
and hips at 90° angles.
• If maintaining this position is
difficult, adjust to one you can
maintain for the duration of this
exercise. As you strengthen, this
position will become easier.
ACTION
• Tighten your abs, and then slowly
curly your hips toward your rib
cage. Move as far as you can
without using your legs to get
momentum.
• Do not curl up onto your shoulder
blades.
• Slowly reverse the motion,
returning to the Start position
without relaxing.
Resisted Reverse Crunch — Spinal Flexion
Muscles worked:
Rectus Abdominus; Obliques
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Ankle Cuffs
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Allow exhalation up and inhalation
down without exaggerating breathing.
• Do not ‘kick’ into the motion, but allow
body to slowly initiate movement.
• Tighten your abs throughout the
entire exercise, relaxing only at the
end of each set. Keep hips and knees
motionless.
• Move slowly to eliminate momentum.
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START
• Face the Power Rod® unit, and
attach an Ankle Cuff to each
ankle.
• Lie back on the bench, head
away from the Power Rod® unit.
• Bend your hips and knees at 90°
angles, as shown.
• Reach behind your head and
grasp the Seat.
• Relax your neck.
ACTION
• Tighten your abs and slowly curl
your hips toward your rib cage.
Move as far as you can without
using your legs or curling onto
your shoulder blades.
• Slowly reverse the motion,
returning to the Start position
without relaxing your abs.
Abdominal Exercises
Seated (Resisted) Abdominal Crunch — Spinal Flexion
Muscles worked:
Rectus Abdominus; Obliques
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45˚ incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Do not lift your head or chin—your head
should follow the rib motion rather than
lead it. Maintain normal neck posture.
• Tighten your abs throughout the entire
exercise, relaxing only at the end of
each set.
• Move slowly to eliminate momentum.
• Allow exhalation up and inhalation
down without exaggerating breathing.
START
• Grasp the Hand Grips in both
hands, drawing them over your
shoulders. Rest the back of your
fists on your chest or shoulders,
palms facing up.
• Lower back can start out flat or
in a normal arch, knees and hips
are bent and feet should be flat
on the floor.
ACTION
• Tighten your abs and curl only
your torso, slowly moving your
ribs toward your hips. Move as
far as you can without moving
your hips or neck.
• Do not allow your lower back
to lose contact with the bench
during this entire exercise.
• Slowly reverse the motion,
returning to the Start position
without relaxing your abs.
Seated (Resisted) Oblique Abdominal Crunch — Spinal Flexion/Rotation
Muscles worked:
Rectus Abdominus; Obliques
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
45˚ incline
Accessory:
Hand Grips
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Do not lift your head or chin—your head
should follow the rib motion rather than
lead it. Maintain normal neck posture.
• Tighten your abs throughout the entire
exercise, relaxing only at the end of
each set.
• Move slowly to eliminate momentum.
• Allow exhalation up and inhalation
down without exaggerating breathing.
START
• Cross one arm over the opposite
shoulder, grasp a Hand Grip, and
rest the hand on your shoulder or
chest, palm facing down.
• Lower back can start out flat or
in a normal arch, knees and hips
are bent and feet should be flat
on the floor.
ACTION
• Tighten your abs on the side with
the active arm, focusing on the
side of your ribs to the front of
your pelvis on that side.
• Slowly move diagonally, rotating
torso away from the side holding
the Hand Grip, ribs turned toward
the front of your pelvis.
• Crunch as deeply as you can,
keeping lower back on bench.
• Slowly reverse to the Start
position without resting.
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Abdominal Exercises
Trunk Rotation
Muscles worked:
Rectus Abdominus; Obliques;
Serratus Anterior
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
None
Pulleys:
Success Tips
• Keep chest lifted, shoulders pinched,
abs tight and slight arch in lower back.
• This exercise must be performed
correctly—failure to do so could result
in injury. Use only low weight Rods.
• Keep all motion in your torso.
• Move only as far as your muscles will
take you—do not use momentum to
increase your range of motion
START
• Sit sideways on the bench, one
side toward the Power Rod®
unit. Grasp Hand Grip closest to
you with both hands.
• Raise both arms up near
shoulder level, hands extended
over the leg closest to the
Power Rod® unit.
• Keep your elbows slightly bent.
ACTION
• Tighten your entire abdominal
area and slowly rotate your rib
cage and arms away from the
Power Rod® unit 30-40°, as if
you were rotating with a rod
through the middle of your spine.
• Slowly reverse the motion,
returning to the Start position
without relaxing muscle tension.
Leg Exercises
Squat — Knee Extension, Hip Extension, Ankle Plantarflexion
Muscles worked:
Although the squat is often considered a
total body exercise, the glutes, adductors,
hamstrings and quads are primary
movers and the spinal erectors are key
to stabilization.
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed.
Accessory:
Squat Bar – w/squat straps
Pulley Position:
Low Pulley
START
Success Tips
• Remove back support and place
seat in free sliding position.
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• Sit on seat facing Power Rod®
unit and position bar across the
shoulders (not on the neck).
Maintain a grip on each side of the
bar.
• Flatten your back, keep your chest
up and position your feet in line
with the cable/pulley.
• Place your feet wider than hip
width and point your toes outward
slightly. Direct the thighs to the
same outward angle as the feet.
• Keep knees pointed the same direction
as the toes.
• Keep the head/neck in line with the
trunk.
• Never attempt to exercise with more
resistance than you are physically able
to handle
ACTION
• While keeping your back straight,
tighten your abs and move to a
standing position.
• Keep the pressure through the
middle of the arches/feet.
• Using control, slowly squat down
by sticking the hips out as the
knees start to bend. Keep the
chest up and back flat as the
hips continue to move backward.
• Lower to approximately 90
degrees at the knees
Leg Exercises
Leg Extension
Muscles worked:
Quadriceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Leg Extension Seat
Accessory:
None
Pulleys:
Leg Extension
Leg Extension:
Engaged
Success Tips
• Use slow, controlled motion—do not
“kick” into the extension.
• Do not let your knees rotate outward
during the exercise. Keep kneecaps
pointing up and straight forward.
START
• Sit on the Leg Extension Seat
with your knees near the pivot
point and the lower roller pads
in front of your shins (see Start
image above).
• Adjust your thighs to hip-width,
pointing your knee caps forward.
• Grasp the sides of the seat to
stabilize yourself.
• Sit up straight, chest lifted, abs
tight and a slight arch in your
lower back.
ACTION
• Tighten your quads and slowly
straighten your legs, moving your
feet forward then upward until
your legs are completely straight
and your kneecaps point upward
to the ceiling.
• Slowly reverse the motion,
returning to the Start position
without relaxing your quads.
Lying Leg Extension
Muscles worked:
Quadriceps
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, spine aligned,
abs tight and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
• Keep your upper thigh motionless
throughout this exercise.
START
• Sit on bench, facing the Power
Rod® unit. Secure Ankle Cuff
around one ankle (don’t cross
cables).
• Lie back on the bench, head
supported. Bend the active leg
approximately 90° (tall users will
need to modify this position).
• Clasp your hands around the
active thigh behind the knee,
and brace the inactive leg on the
bench or the floor.
ACTION
• Slowly straighten your leg,
moving only your knee and lower
leg. Do not lock your knee.
• Slowly return to the Start position
without relaxing your quadriceps.
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Leg Exercises
Ankle Eversion
Muscles worked:
Peroneals
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar Pulleys
Success Tips
• Movement should occur only at the
ankle—keep the rest of your body
motionless.
• Keep abs tight and do not lift your hips
or excessively arch your back.
• You should feel tension in the outside of
your calf throughout the entire motion
START
• Sit on the Bench, with one side
to the Power Rod® unit.
• Attach an Ankle Cuff around the
ball of the outside foot (furthest
from pulley).
• Straighten the attached leg and
sit up straight.
• Allow the foot to rotate toward
the Power Rod® unit, keeping
tension in the cables.
ACTION
• Slowly rotate your foot outward,
away from Power Rod® unit.
• Then, maintaining tension, slowly
return to the Start position.
Ankle Inversion
Muscles worked:
Tibialis Anterior and Posterior
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar Pulleys
Success Tips
• Movement should occur only at the
ankle—keep the rest of your body
motionless.
• Keep abs tight and do not lift your hips
or excessively arch your back.
• You should feel tension in the inside of
your calf throughout the entire motion
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START
• Sit on the Bench, with one side
to the Power Rod® unit.
• Attach an Ankle Cuff around the
ball of the inside foot (closest to
pulley).
• Straighten the attached leg and
sit up straight.
• Allow the foot to rotate toward
the Power Rod® unit, keeping
tension in the cables.
ACTION
• Slowly rotate your foot outward,
away from Power Rod® unit.
• Then, maintaining tension, slowly
return to the Start position.
Leg Exercises
Standing Hip Extension — (knee flexed)
Muscles worked:
START
Gluteus Maximus
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, spine aligned,
abs tight and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
• Do not bend from waist or lower back.
START
• Stand to one side of the Seat
Rail, facing the Power Rod® unit.
• Secure the Ankle Cuff around the
ankle furthest from the rail. Bend
this leg approximately 90°.
• Bend forward 30-40° from your
hips (not your waist) and very
slightly bend the knee of your
supporting leg.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
tightening your glutes and slowly
pivoting your leg from your hip.
Move your entire leg backward,
to a straight position.
• Slowly move your leg as far as
you can, without allowing any
movement at the waist or lower
back.
• Slowly return to Start position.
Standing Hip Extension — (knee stabilized)
Muscles worked:
Gluteus Maximus; Biceps Femoris;
Semimembranosus; Semitendinosus
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, spine aligned,
abs tight and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
• Do not bend from waist or lower back.
• Keep your knee stabilized in the 90°
angle position.
START
• Stand to one side of the Seat
Rail, facing the Power Rod® unit.
• Secure the Ankle Cuff around the
ankle furthest from the rail.
• Bend forward 30-40° from your
hips (not your waist) and very
slightly bend the knee of your
supporting leg.
ACTION
• Initiate the movement by
tightening your glutes and
slowly pivoting your leg from
your hip. Move your entire leg
backward and then lift it slightly
behind you.
• Slowly move your leg as far as
you can, without allowing any
movement at the waist, knee or
lower back.
• Slowly return to Start position.
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Leg Exercises
Standing Hip Abduction
Muscles worked:
Gluteus Maximus
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, spine aligned,
abs tight and a slight arch in your lower
back.
• Do not bend from waist or lower back.
• Keep your abs tight throughout
movement.
• Keep working leg straight or only very
slightly bent.
• Use only a small range of motion.
START
• Stand to one side of the Seat Rail,
one side next to Power Rod® unit.
• Secure Ankle Cuff around the
ankle furthest from the Power
Rod® unit. Keep leg straightened,
but knee loose.
• Adjust your position so that there
is some tension in the cables at
the start of this exercise.
• You may use your hand on the
Lower Lat Tower or Chest Bar to
stabilize movement.
ACTION
• Slowly move the attached leg
outward, away from the Power
Rod® unit, at a 30-45° angle,
keeping your hips and spine
motionless.
• Slowly return to the Start position
without relaxing tension in your
leg.
• Keep your hips level during
movement.
Seated Hip Adduction
Muscles worked:
Adductor Longus; Gluteus Medius
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Back
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Do not cross the attached leg in front
of the stabilized leg.
• Keep abs tight and do not lift your
hips or excessively arch your back.
• Keep your spine straight and your
hips level—do not raise your hips
during motion.
• Use only a small range of motion.
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START
• Sit sideways on the bench and
attach an Ankle Cuff to the ankle
closest to the Power Rod® unit.
• Sit far enough from the Power
Rod® unit that there is tension
in the cable at the start of the
exercise.
• Lift leg with cuff in front of you, at
a 45° angle from your trunk (toward
Power Rod® unit)—do not lock
your knee.
• You may hold onto the bench for
added stability.
ACTION
• Slowly allow the attached leg to
move inward, toward the center
as you face forward, keeping
your hips and spine perfectly still.
• Keeping the leg still, slowly move
it back into the Start position.
Leg Exercises
Seated Hip Abduction
Muscles worked:
START
Piriformis; Gluteus Maximus
FINISH
Bench Position:
Flat Bench Forward
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your spine straight and your hips
level—do not raise your hips during
motion.
• Use only a small range of motion.
• Keep your hips motionless throughout
this exercise.
START
• Sit sideways on the bench and
attach an Ankle Cuff to the ankle
farthest from the Power Rod® unit.
• Sit far enough from the Power
Rod® unit that there is tension
in the cable at the start of the
exercise.
• Lift leg with cuff in front of you, at
a 45° angle from your trunk (toward
Power Rod® unit)—do not lock
your knee.
• You may hold onto the bench for
added stability.
ACTION
• Slowly allow the attached leg to
move outward, away from the
Power Rod® unit, keeping your
hips and spine perfectly still.
• Keeping the leg still, slowly move
it back into the Start position.
Standing Leg Kickback — Hip and Knee Extension
Muscles worked:
Gluteus Maximus
START
FINISH
Bench Position:
Removed
Accessory:
Ankle Cuff
Pulleys:
Chest Bar
Success Tips
• Keep your chest lifted, spine aligned,
abs tight and a very slight arch in your
lower back.
• Do not bend from waist or lower back.
START
• Stand to one side of the Seat
Rail, facing the Power Rod® unit.
• Secure the Ankle Cuff around the
ankle furthest from the rail. Bend
this leg approximately 90°.
• Bend forward 30-40° from your
hips (not your waist) and very
slightly bend the knee of your
supporting leg.
ACTION
• Extend the active leg backwards,
straightening the knee.
• Slowly move your leg as far as
you can, without allowing any
movement at the waist, knee or
lower back.
• Slowly return to the
Start position.
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Muscle Chart
Sternocleidomastoid
Trapezius
Pectoralis Major
Anterior Deltoid
Medial Deltoid
Biceps
Brachialis
External
Obliques
Serratus Anterior
Rectus Abdominus
Posterior Deltoid
Infraspinatus
Teres Major
Flexor Digitorum
Superficials
Triceps
Latissimus
Dorsi
Brachioradialis
Pronator Teres
Flexor Carpi
Radialis
Gluteus
Medius
Tensor
Fasciae
Latae
Gluteus
Maximus
Iliopsoas
Adductor
Magnus
Pectineus
Rectus Femoris
Vastus Lateralis
Vastus Medialis
Peroneus Longus
Extensor Digitorum
Longus
Tibialis Anterior
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Adductor Longus
Iliotibial Tract
Gracilis
Sartorius
Gastrocnemius
Soleus
Biceps
Femoris
Semitendinosus
Semimembranosus
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The Bowflex
Body Leanness
Program
®
By Ellington Darden, Ph.D.
The following program was created by
Dr. Ellington Darden. It contains a rigorous fitness and
dietary program. Please consult your physician
before beginning any fitness or dietary program.
Some of the names of the exercises listed
in this program have been changed
in order to match the names of the
exercises in this manual. The
exercises themselves have not
been changed, in order to
preserve the integrity of Dr.
Darden’s Study.
FAST FAT
LOSS
NOW!
Introduction
The Bowflex® Body Leanness
Program
This program is scientifically designed for ­maximal
fat loss over six weeks. It is important that you
practice every aspect of the plan to achieve
optimum results.
The program separates into three two-week
stages. During each stage you will exercise, ­control
the number and quality of calories you consume,
and drink plenty of ice-cold water.
Before starting the exercise routine you must be
familiar with your Bowflex Conquest™ home gym.
You should ­experiment with finding the proper
amount of resistance to use on each exercise.
You should be able to perform 8 ­repetitions, but
not more than 12 repetitions, for each exercise.
It is essential that you learn how to ­perform
each movement before trying a complete circuit,
because part of the effectiveness of the training
depends on ­minimal rest between each exercise.
7! 2 . ) . '
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING THIS PROGRAM. Show
this plan and your Bowflex Conquest™ home gym Owner’s Manual to your physician.
Only he or she can determine whether this course is appropriate for your particular
age and condition. If while using the Bowflex Conquest™ home gym, you have any
pain or tightness in your chest, an irregular heart beat, shortness of breath, feel
faint, light-headed or dizzy or have any pain or discomfort, STOP and consult your
physician immediately.
Certain people who should not try this program--including children and teenagers;
pregnant women; women who are breast feeding; diabetics; individuals with certain
types of heart, liver, or kidney disease; and those suffering from certain types of
arthritis. This is not an all-inclusive list. You may have a condition that would make
this program unsafe for you. Play it safe and consult a healthcare professional
before starting the program.
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A Personal Guarantee From Dr. Ellington Darden
Dear Bowflex ® Enthusiast,
I’m excited, really excited! I’m elated because I’ve developed an exercising and eating program that produces fat
loss faster than any plan I’ve ever tested.
The men involved in my research, for example, had an average fat loss of 27.95 pounds (12.68 kg) per man. Women
on the same program averaged a reduction of 16.96 pounds (7.69 kg). Best of all, these dramatic results were
achieved—not in six months—but in only six weeks!
That’s right. Similar results can be accomplished by you in six short weeks, which include just 18 workouts (3 per
week) on the Bowflex® machine.
Bowflex® home gym was a significant part of the results. The exercises performed on it allowed the participants to
build muscle, which accelerated their metabolisms, and produced faster and greater fat losses.
The plan worked so well that it became know as The Bowflex® Body Leanness Program.
Leanness means to strip away the fat from under the skin as well as at deeper levels. Leanness also implies a
pleasing shape and tone to the skeletal muscles.
You might say leanness is the opposite of fatness because the people involved in my research certainly got rid of
their excessive fatness in record time.
All the guidelines that were applied have been organized in the booklet you are now holding in your hands. It’s the
next best thing to actually going through one of my research projects. In fact, it’s probably better since nothing is
­experimental. All of the fine points have been tried, tested and proven effective.
If you are overfat, and if you are interested in doing this program, there are several things that you need to
understand about my experience. Since 1965, I’ve trained more than 10,000 overfat individuals. After many years of
pushing, ­coaxing, and listening to these trainees, certain traits became evident to me:
• People are not lazy by choice. They are forced into it by the confusion that surrounds the abundance of fitness
information that is available. If these individuals are given simple decisive instructions, they will train very
intensely.
• People, if they are provided with specific menus, will drastically alter their eating habits.
• Most of these people, however, will do neither of these challenging things for more than a week—unless they
quickly see and feel changes in their body.
The Bowflex ® Body Leanness Program emerged from these findings. For you to get the best-possible results, you
must be willing to exercise very intensely on the Bowflex® machine and adhere to a strict eating plan.
In return, you’ll get simple exercise instructions, specific menus to use, and my guarantee that if you follow the
program exactly as directed, you’ll observe the pounds and inches disappear on almost a weekly basis.
Now it’s your turn to get excited, and get started!
Sincerely,
Dr. Ellington Darden
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Measurements
If you would like to measure your personal before-andafter results, there are several steps you need to take. It is
important that you ­accurately perform each task, then at the
end of the six-week program, repeat the process in the same
manner.
Women Measure:
Suprailium, triceps, and thigh.
Men Measure:
Chest, abdomen, and thigh.
Body Weight:
Remove clothing and shoes and record your weight to the
nearest quarter pound or hundred grams. Be sure to use
the same scale when weighing yourself at the end of the
six-week program. For the most accurate recordings, weigh
yourself nude in the morning.
Since the program is divided into three ­two-week segments,
you may want to weigh ­yourself at the end of each twoweek period. Understand, however that weight loss is not
the best way to determine your success. Fat loss is the key
component. To determine the amount of fat you’ve lost, you’ll
need to follow the instructions in the next section.
Enter your starting weight on the RESULTS SUMMARY
SHEET provided.
Circumference of Body Parts:
For an even better idea of the changes that will occur to your
body in the next six weeks, it is necessary to measure the
circumference of ­certain body parts. This will tell you where
the fat is shrinking and what areas are toning up.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Use a plastic tape to measure the following:
1) Upper arms— hanging and relaxed, midway
between the shoulder and elbow.
2) 2” (5 cm) above navel — belly relaxed.
3) At navel — belly relaxed.
4) 2” (5 cm) below navel — belly relaxed.
5) Hips — feet together at maximum ­protrusion
of buttocks.
6) Thighs — high, just below the buttocks crease with
legs apart and weight ­distributed equally
on both feet.
Record each measurement on your Results
Summary Sheet.
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Measurements
Skinfold Measurements
To accurately track your progress through this six-week program, it is necessary to take skinfold measurements.
By measuring yourself in this way, you will be able to determine your lean-body mass and your body-fat percentage.
The goal of this program is to increase your lean-body mass and decrease your body-fat percentage.
Please read this section carefully. Proper measuring techniques are essential to track your success. It is best to
have someone measure you. Measuring yourself can lead to inaccurate results.
Women Measure: Suprailium, Triceps, and Thigh
Suprailium
Stand relaxed. Pick up a diagonal
­skinfold just above the crest of the hip
bone on the right side of the waist.
Triceps
Stand with right elbow flexed 90
degrees and locate the center of
the back of the upper arm midway
between the shoulder and the elbow.
Relax arm at your side. Pick up
skinfold as pictured.
Thigh
Stand relaxed with most of the weight
on your left leg. Pick up a skinfold in
the vertical plane on the front side of
the right thigh, midway between the
hip and knee joints.
Men Measure: Chest, Abdomen and Thigh
Chest
Stand relaxed. Pick up a diagonal
skinfold over the right pectoralis
muscle, midway between the armpit
and the nipple.
Abdomen
Stand relaxed. Pick up a vertical
skinfold on the right side of the navel.
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Measurements
Using Calipers When Measuring Skinfolds
The procedure for measuring skinfold thickness is to grasp firmly with the thumb and forefinger a fold of skin and
surface fat and pull it away from the underlying muscle. Take the caliper in your other hand and open the jaws.
Clamp the jaws over the pinched skin and fat. The jaws exert constant tension at the point of contact with the
skin. The thickness of the double layer of skin and fat can then be read directly from the caliper, which is marked
in millimeters.
Women
Men
Suprailium
Chest
Triceps
Abdomen
Thigh
Thigh
Total
Total
Use these figures on the following chart to
determine your body-fat percentage and enter the
number on the line below.
Starting body-fat percentage
Optional Picture Taking
Pictures can be the most exciting evaluation you can
do. The numbers and the tape measurements are
great, but actually seeing differences from comparison
photographs of yourself is quite ­satisfying.
Taking full-length photographs is not difficult, but to see
the maximum difference between before and after, you
should follow these ­guidelines.
1) Keep everything the same. Wear the same outfit, a
snug solid color is best, and have the person taking
the picture stand in the same place, with the same
setting behind you.
2) Make sure you stand against an ­uncluttered, light
background.
3) Have the person taking the photograph move away
from you until he can see your entire body in the
viewfinder.
4) S tand relaxed for three pictures, front, right side, and
back. Do not try to suck in your stomach.
5) Interlace your fingers and place them on top of your
head, so the contours of your torso will be plainly
visible. Keep your feet 8” (20 cm) apart in all three
pictures.
6) W hen you get the film developed tell the processors
to make your after photos the same size as your
previous ones. This way, your height in both sets
of photos is equal and more valid comparisons can
be made.
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Determining Your Body Fat
To Use The Nomogram:
1) Locate the sum of your three skinfolds in the right column and mark it.
2) Locate your age in years on the far left column and mark it.
3) Connect the two marks with a straightedge. Where the straightedge intersects the line in the middle column
appropriate to you, you will find your body-fat percentage.
Baun, W.D, Baun, M.R., and Raven, P.B. A nomogram for the estimate of percent body fat from generalized
equations. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Conquest® , 52:380-384, 1981.
130
125
120
115
Female
110
Male
105
40
33
Age in Years
55
90
29
34
40
35
30
25
20
15
85
27
32
50
45
95
36
Sum of Three Skinfolds (mm)
31
60
100
38
80
25
30
23
75
28
70
21
19
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
3
Percent
Body-Fat
26
65
24
60
22
55
20
50
18
45
16
40
14
35
12
10
30
25
20
15
10
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Calculating Lean Body Mass
Now that you know your body-fat percentage, you can calculate your lean-body percentage. This will eventually
show you how many pounds of muscle were added to your body, after completing the program.
For Example:
Before the program, Joe weighs 200 pounds (90.7 kg) and measures 30% fat, which amounts to 60 pounds (27.2 kg).
Thus, his lean-body mass is 70%, or 140 pounds (63.5 kg).
After the program, Joe weighs 180 pounds (81.6 kg) and is 20% fat, which equals 36 pounds (16.3 kg). His­­ lean-body
mass is 80%, or 144 pounds (65.3 kg).
Simple calculations allow us to find the amount of fat Joe lost, and the amount of muscle Joe gained. Before fat
weight (60 pounds), minus after fat weight (36 pounds) equals 24 pounds (10.8 kg) of fat lost. After lean-mass weight
(144 pounds) minus before lean-mass weight (140 pounds) equals 4 pounds (1.8 kg) of muscle gained.
Enter Your Information Here: (Pounds or Kilograms)
Before
Body Weight
Body Weight
Body Fat Weight
=
x
Fat Percentage
Weight of Body Fat
–
Lean-Body Weight
=
Use the Same Factors to Calculate After Six Weeks.
Body Weight
Fat Percentage
Body Weight
Body Fat Weight
=
x
After
Weight of Body Fat
–
Lean-Body Weight
=
Final Results
Before Body Fat Weight
After Lean-Mass Weight
Total Fat Lost
=
–
After Body Fat Weight
Before Lean-Mass Weight
–
Total Lean-Mass Gained
=
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Your Results Summary Sheet
Name
Age
Height
Weight Loss
Weight Before
Muscle Gain
Weight After
Fat Loss
Please follow the instructions in the “Measurements” section for measuring circumferences.
Measurements
Before
After
Difference
Right Arm
Left Arm
2” (5 cm) Above Navel
Navel
2” (5 cm) Below Navel
Hips
Right Thigh
Left Thigh
Total
Percent Body Fat
If you wish to send in your results to the Bowflex Division, please send to: Bowflex® Results, 16400 SE Nautilus
Drive, Vancouver, Washington, USA 98683. Or you may fax this sheet to Bowflex Results at 1-360-694-7755. Please
include your name, address, and phone number. Submissions may be selected for use in ­promotional marketing
materials.
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The Workouts
GUIDELINES Week 1&2
All exercises should be practiced with one set of 8 to 12 repetitions. The style of ­performance is very important.
The movement for each repetition should be 4 seconds in the positive phase and 4 seconds in the negative. Keep
the motion slow and smooth. When 12 repetitions are accomplished, increase the resistance by approximately 5
­percent. Keep the time between exercises to a minimum, no longer than 60 seconds. No workout should take more
than 30 minutes to complete. Perform each workout three days a week.
Exercise
Leg Extension
Bench Press
Lying Biceps Curl
Seated Shoulder Press
Seated Abdominal Crunch
Sets
1
1
1
1
1
Reps
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
GUIDELINES Week 3&4
All exercises should be practiced with one set of 8 to 12 repetitions. The style of ­performance is very important.
The movement for each repetition should be 4 seconds in the positive phase and 4 seconds in the negative. Keep
the motion slow and smooth. When 12 repetitions are accomplished, increase the resistance by approximately 5
­percent. Keep the time between exercises to a minimum, no longer than 45 seconds. No workout should take more
than 30 minutes to complete. Perform each workout three days a week.
Exercise
Leg Extension
Bench Press
Lying Biceps Curl
Seated Shoulder Press
Rear Deltoid Rows*
Seated Triceps Extension
Seated Abdominal Crunch
Sets
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Reps
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
GUIDELINES Week 5&6
All exercises should be practiced with one set of 8 to 12 repetitions. The style of ­performance is very important.
The movement for each repetition should be 4 seconds in the positive phase and 4 seconds in the negative. Keep
the motion slow and smooth. When 12 repetitions are accomplished, increase the resistance by approximately 5
­percent. Keep the time between exercises to a minimum, no longer than 30 seconds. No workout should take more
than 30 minutes to complete. Perform each workout three days a week.
Exercise
Leg Extension
Leg Press
Bench Press
Lying Biceps Curl
Lying Shoulder Pullover
Reverse Fly
Rear Deltoid Rows*
Seated Triceps Extension
Seated Abdominal Crunch
Sets
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Reps
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
8-12
* The Upright Row exercise was used in Dr. Darden’s original study. Although many people have used this exercise for years, recent information in the
Physical Therapy field has caused the authors of this manual to caution against performing this exercise because of the unnatural twisting movement
created in the shoulder joint. We suggest you substitute Rear Deltoid Rows for the upright Row exercise.
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Eating Guidelines
You will be following a reduced-calorie nutrition program, which is divided into three two-week segments. The
program is a proven method for achieving maximal fat loss over a six-week period. It consists of a carbohydraterich, descending-calorie eating plan, and a superhydration routine.
Follow a Carbohydrate-Rich, Descending-Calorie Eating Plan:
Approximately 60 percent of the daily calories should be from carbohydrates. The other 40 percent will be
equally divided between proteins and fats. The 60:20:20 ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats is ideal for
maximum fat loss.
Keep Menus Simple and Food Substitutions to a Minimum:
Research has established that successful dieters prefer the same foods each day for breakfast and lunch. They
like variety, however, for dinner. Detailed menus and food choices are included later in this manual.
If you must vary from the menu items, try to stay within the 60:20:20 ratio of carbohydrates, ­proteins and fats.
For Example
Daily Amount
Calories
Carbohydrate
60%
Protein
20%
Fat
20%
2000
1900
1800
1700
1600
1500
1400
1300
1200
1100
1000
1200
1140
1080
1020
960
900
840
780
720
660
600
400
380
360
340
320
300
280
260
240
220
200
400
380
360
340
320
300
280
260
240
220
200
Avoid Too Much Stress:
Too much stress of any kind can cause the body to actually preserve fat stores. You should relax more. An afterdinner walk at a leisurely pace is helpful. Extra sleep is suggested, since sleep ­facilitates fat loss and muscle
recovery. Furthermore, to keep the body well rested, no other exercises or activities are allowed during
the six-week program. This is a scientifically proven program that works. More is not better. Any additional
exercise other than the amount recommended can and will harm your fat loss.
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Superhydrate Your System
Drinking plenty of water is essential to the ­success
of this program. Drinking the ­recommended amount
of water can seem like a challenge at first. Stick with
it. Carry a large sport bottle or similar item with you
­throughout the day. After several weeks, you will find
that you actually thirst for more and more water, and
the amounts recommended are easily reached.
Superhydration aids fat loss in a number of ways. First,
the kidneys are unable to function without adequate
water. When they do not work to capacity some of their
load is dumped onto the liver.
This diverts the liver from its primary function, which is
to metabolize stored fat into usable energy. Because it’s
performing the chores of the water-depleted kidneys,
the liver metabolizes less fat.
Don’t be surprised if you have to make more than a
dozen trips to the restroom, especially during the
first week of the program. Remember, your body is an
adaptive system, and it will soon accommodate the
increased water ­consumption.
Note: Although it is doubtful that you could ever drink too
much water, a few ailments can be negatively affected by
large amounts of fluid. For example, anyone with a kidney
disorder, or anyone who takes diuretics, should consult a
physician before going on the recommended water-drinking
schedule. If you have any doubts about the recommendations,
play it safe and check with your doctor.
Second, overeating can be averted through water
intake, as water can keep the stomach feeling full and
satisfied between meals.
Third, ice-cold water requires calories to warm it to
core body temperature. In fact, 1 US gallon of ­­­ice
cold water ( 3.8 l) generates 123 calories of
heat ­energy.
You’ll be drinking from 1 to 1 5/8 US gallons
(3.8 - 6.2 liters) of water each day on the following
superhydration schedule:
Week 1 = drink four 32-oz. bottles (3.8 liters) of ­­ice-cold water per day.
Week 2 = drink four and a half 32-oz. bottles (4.3 liters) of ice-cold water per day.
Week 3 = drink five 32-oz. bottles (4.6 liters) of ice-cold water per day.
Week 4 = drink five and a half 32-oz. bottles (5.2 liters) of ice-cold water per day.
Week 5 = drink six 32-oz. bottles (5.7 liters) of ice-cold water per day.
Week 6 = drink six and a half 32-oz. bottles (6.2 liters) of ­­ice-cold water per day.
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The Eating Plan
The menus in the Bowflex® eating plan are designed
for maximum fat-loss effectiveness and nutritional
value. For best results, follow them exactly.
Every attempt has been made to utilize current popular
brand names and accurate calorie counts, which are
listed in the menus. But as you probably realize the
products are sometimes changed or discontinued. If a
listed item is not available in your area, you’ll need to
substitute a similar product. Become an informed label
­reader at your supermarket. Ask questions about any
products you don’t understand. Supermarket managers
are usually helpful. If they don’t have an answer to your
question, they will get it for you.
Each day you will choose a limited selection of foods
for breakfast and lunch. Most people can consume
the same basic breakfast and the same basic lunch for
months with little modification. Ample variety during
your evening meal, ­however, will make daily eating
interesting and enjoyable. Additionally, the eating plan
includes a mid-afternoon and late-night snack to keep
your energy high and your hunger low.
You’ll always have a 300 calorie breakfast, a 300 calorie
lunch, and a 300 calorie dinner (women), or 500 calorie
dinner (men). With each two-week descend, only your
snack calories will change: from 400 to 300 to 200
calories per day (men), or 300 to 200 to 100 calories
per day (women). For each of your five daily meals,
you’ll have at least three choices.
Everything has been simplified so even the most
kitchen-inept man or woman can succeed. Very
little cooking is required. All you have to do is read
the menus, select your food choices, and follow the
directions. It’s as simple as that.
If you find that you wish to vary from the ­outline
menu items try to stay with in the 60:20:20 ratio of
carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Begin Week 1 on Monday and continue through Sunday.
Week 2 is a repeat of Week 1. Calories for each food are
noted in parentheses. A ­shopping list follows.
The eating plan for the next six weeks descends:
Week 1 & 2:
Men 1500 calories per day.
Women 1200 calories per day.
Week 3 & 4:
Men 1400 calories per day.
Women 1100 calories per day.
Week 5 & 6:
Men 1300 calories per day.
Women 1000 calories per day.
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The Eating Plan - US Measurements
Breakfast = 300 calories
Choice of bagel, cereal or shake.
Bagel
1 plain bagel, Sarah Lee® (frozen) (210)
3/4 oz. light cream cheese (45)
1/2 C. orange juice, fresh or frozen (55)
Any beverage without calories, caffeine,
or ­sodium, such as decaffeinated coffee
or tea.
Cereal
1.5 oz. (42 grams) serving equals
approximately 165 calories.
Choice of one: Kellogg’s® Low Fat
Granola (without raisins), General Mills®
Honey Nut Clusters, General Mills®
Basic 4
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
3/4 C. orange juice (82)
Noncaloric beverage
Shake (choice of one shake)
Place ingredients in blender. Blend until
smooth.
Banana-Orange Shake
1 large banana (8 3/4 inches long) (100)
1/2 C. orange juice (55)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
2 T. wheat germ (66)
1 t. safflower oil (42)
2 ice cubes (optional)
or Chocolate or Vanilla Shake
1 packet Carnation® Instant Breakfast,
Champion UltraMet®, or another
diet shake powder that contains the
appropriate calories (100)
1 C. skim milk (90)
1/2 large banana (8 3/4 inches long) (50)
1 t. safflower oil (42)
1 t. Carnation® Malted Milk powder (20)
2 ice cubes (optional)
Lunch = 300 calories.
Choice of sandwich, soup or salad.
Sandwich
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
2 t. Promise Ultra® Vegetable Oil Spread
(24)
2 oz. white meat (about 8 thin slices),
­chicken or turkey (80)
1 oz. fat-free cheese (1 1/2 slices) (50)
(Opt.: Add to bread 1 t. Dijon ­mustard (0)
Noncaloric beverage
Soup (choice of one soup)
• Healthy Choice® Hearty Chicken, 15-oz.
can (260), or
• Campbell’s® Healthy Request Hearty
Vegetable Beef, 16-oz. can (260)
1/2 slice whole-wheat bread (35)
Noncaloric beverage
Chef Salad
2 C. lettuce, chopped (20)
2 oz. white meat, chicken or turkey (80)
2 oz. fat-free cheese (100)
4 slices tomato, chopped (28)
1 T. Italian, fat-free dressing (6)
1 slice whole wheat bread (70)
Noncaloric beverage
1/2 C. beets, canned (35)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
Men add:
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
1 t. Promise Ultra® Vegetable Oil Spread
(12)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Frozen Microwave Dinner
Choice of one meal:
• Glazed Chicken Dinner, Lean Cuisine®
(230)
2/3 C. skim milk (60)
Noncaloric beverage
• Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Lean
Cuisine® (240)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
• Macaroni and Cheese, Weight
Watchers® (260)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
• Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Sauce
over Baked Potato, Lean Cuisine® Lunch
Express (250)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
• Grilled Turkey Breast, Healthy Choice®
(260)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
Men add:
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
2 t. Promise Ultra® Vegetable Oil Spread
(24)
1/2 C. skim milk (45)
Mid-Afternoon Snack
Men–200 calories for Weeks 1&2;
150 calories for Weeks 3&4;
100 calories for Weeks 5&6.
Women–150 calories for Weeks 1&2;
100 ­calories for Weeks 3&4;
50 calories for Weeks 5&6.
Choose calories from:
1 large banana (8 3/4 inches long) (100)
1 apple (3-inch diameter) (100)
1/2 cantaloupe (5-inch diameter) (94)
5 dried prunes (100)
1 oz. (2 small 1/2 oz. boxes) raisins (82)
1 C. light, nonfat, flavored yogurt (100)
Dinner
Men–500 calories, Women–300 calories
Choice of tuna salad dinner, steak dinner
or frozen microwave dinner.
Tuna Salad Dinner
In a large bowl, mix the following:
1 6-oz. can chunk light tuna in water (180)
1 T. Hellmann’s® Light, Reduced-Calorie
Mayonnaise (50)
2 T. sweet pickle relish (40)
1/4 C. whole kernel corn, canned, no salt
added (30)
Noncaloric beverage
Men add:
1/2 C. sliced white potatoes, canned (45)
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
Late-Night Snack
Men–200 calories for 1&2; 150 calories
for Weeks 3&4; 100 calories for Weeks
5&6.
Women–150 calories for Weeks 1&2; 100
­calories for Weeks 3&4; 50 calories for
Weeks 5&6.
Choose calories from afternoon snack
selections plus the following:
1/2 C. low-fat frozen yogurt (100)
2 C. light, microwave popcorn (100)
Steak Dinner
3 oz. lean sirloin, broiled (176)
1/2 C. sweet peas, canned, no salt added
(60)
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Breakfast = 300 calories
Choice of bagel, cereal or shake.
Bagel
1 plain bagel, Sarah Lee® (frozen) (210)
21 g light cream cheese (45)
120 ml orange juice, fresh or frozen (55)
Any beverage without calories, caffeine,
or ­sodium, such as decaffeinated coffee
or tea.
Cereal
42 gram serving equals
approximately 165 calories.
Choice of one: Kellogg’s® Low Fat
Granola (without raisins), General Mills®
Honey Nut Clusters, General Mills®
Basic 4
120 ml skim milk (45)
177 ml orange juice (82)
Noncaloric beverage
Shake (choice of one shake)
Place ingredients in blender. Blend until
smooth.
Banana-Orange Shake
1 large banana (22 cm long) (100)
120 ml orange juice (55)
120 ml skim milk (45)
15 ml wheat germ (66)
5 ml safflower oil (42)
2 ice cubes (optional)
or Chocolate or Vanilla Shake
1 packet Carnation® Instant Breakfast,
Champion UltraMet®, or another
diet shake powder that contains the
appropriate calories (100)
240 ml skim milk (90)
1/2 large banana (22 cm long) (50)
5 ml safflower oil (42)
5 ml Carnation® Malted Milk powder
(20)
2 ice cubes (optional)
Lunch = 300 calories.
Choice of sandwich, soup or salad.
Soup (choice of one soup)
• Healthy Choice® Hearty Chicken, 420 g
can (260), or
• Campbell’s® Healthy Request Hearty
Vegetable Beef, 450 g can (260)
1/2 slice whole-wheat bread (35)
Noncaloric beverage
Chef Salad
480 ml lettuce, chopped (20)
57 g white meat, chicken or turkey (80)
57 g fat-free cheese (100)
4 slices tomato, chopped (28)
15 ml Italian, fat-free dressing (6)
1 slice whole wheat bread (70)
Noncaloric beverage
Mid-Afternoon Snack
Men–200 calories for Weeks 1&2;
150 calories for Weeks 3&4;
100 calories for Weeks 5&6.
Women–150 calories for Weeks 1&2;
100 ­calories for Weeks 3&4;
50 calories for Weeks 5&6.
Choose calories from:
1 large banana (22 cm long) (100)
1 apple (7.6 cm diameter) (100)
1/2 cantaloupe (12.7 cm diameter) (94)
5 dried prunes (100)
28 g (2 small 14 g. boxes) raisins (82)
240 ml light, nonfat, flavored yogurt (100)
Dinner
Men–500 calories, Women–300 calories
Choice of tuna salad dinner, steak
dinner or frozen microwave dinner.
Tuna Salad Dinner
In a large bowl, mix the following:
1 can (170 g) chunk light tuna in water
(180)
15 ml Hellmann’s® Light, ReducedCalorie Mayonnaise (50)
30 ml sweet pickle relish (40)
60 ml whole kernel corn, canned, no salt
added (30)
Noncaloric beverage
Men add:
120 ml sliced white potatoes, canned (45)
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
Steak Dinner
85 g lean sirloin, broiled (176)
120 ml sweet peas, canned, no salt
added (60)
120 ml beets, canned (35)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
Men add:
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
5 ml Promise Ultra® Vegetable Oil
Spread (12)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Frozen Microwave Dinner
Choose one meal:
• Glazed Chicken Dinner, Lean Cuisine®
(230)
160 ml skim milk (60)
Noncaloric beverage
• Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Lean
Cuisine® (240)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
• Macaroni and Cheese, Weight
Watchers® (260)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
• Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Sauce
over Baked Potato, Lean Cuisine® Lunch
Express (250)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
• Grilled Turkey Breast, Healthy Choice®
(260)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Noncaloric beverage
Men add:
2 slices whole-wheat bread (140)
10 ml Promise Ultra® Vegetable Oil
Spread (24)
120 ml skim milk (45)
Late-Night Snack
Men–200 calories for 1&2; 150 calories
for Weeks 3&4; 100 calories for Weeks
5&6.
Women–150 calories for Weeks 1&2; 100
­calories for Weeks 3&4; 50 calories for
Weeks 5&6.
Sandwich
2 slices whole wheat bread (140)
10 ml Promise Ultra® Vegetable Oil
Spread (24)
Choose calories from afternoon snack
57 g white meat (about 8 thin slices),
selections plus the following:
­chicken or turkey (80)
120 ml low-fat frozen yogurt (100)
28 g fat-free cheese (1 1/2 slices) (50)
240 ml light, microwave popcorn (100)
(Opt.: Add to bread 5 ml Dijon ­mustard (0)
Noncaloric beverage
* Nutritionally equivalent products with similar calorie counts may be substituted if recommended products cannot be found.
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Shopping List
Quantities needed for listed items will depend on your
specific selections. Review your choices and adjust
the shopping list accordingly. It may be helpful for you
to photocopy this list each week before doing your
shopping.
Staples
Orange juice, skim milk, whole-wheat bread, Promise
Ultra® Vegetable Oil Spread, Italian fat-free dressing,
Dijon mustard, safflower oil, noncaloric beverages
(tea, decaffeinated coffee, diet soft drinks, water).
Grains
Bagels, Sarah Lee® (frozen)
Meat, Poultry, Fish and Entrees
Chicken (thin sliced), turkey (thin sliced), tuna
(canned in water), sirloin steak (lean).
Canned soup:
Healthy Choice® Hearty Chicken, Campbell’s® Healthy
Request Hearty Vegetable Beef.
Frozen microwave dinners or entrees:
Lean Cuisine® Glazed Chicken Dinner, Lean Cuisine®
Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Lean Cuisine® Lunch
Express Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese over Potato,
Weight Watchers® Macaroni and Cheese, Healthy
Choice® Grilled Turkey Breast.
Cereals – 1.5 oz. (42 g) serving equals ­approximately 165
calories; Kellogg’s® Low-Fat Granola (without raisins),
General Mills® Honey Nut Clusters, General Mills®
Basic 4.
Wheat germ, malted milk powder, popcorn
(microwave light).
Fruits
Bananas, large (8 3/4 inches [22 cm] long), apples (3inch [7.6 cm] diameter), cantaloupes (5-inch [12.7 cm]
diameter), dried prunes, raisins.
Vegetables
Lettuce, tomatoes, whole kernel corn (canned no salt
added), sweet peas, (canned no salt added), sliced
white potatoes (canned), cut beets (canned).
Dairy
Yogurt (light nonfat), cream cheese (light), cheese
(fat-free), low-fat frozen yogurt, Carnation® Instant
Breakfast packets, Champion UltraMet® Packets.
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Q&A
your favorite bottled water. But first you might want
to try a twist of lemon or lime added to the water
from your tap. Some people say it makes a significant
difference in the taste.
Q. I often get headaches when I eat only 1000
calories a day. What should I do?
A. Your headaches may be caused by going longer than
three hours between meals or snacks. Try spacing
your meals and snacks where there are fewer hours
between them.
Some people who are used to drinking regular coffee
with caffeine notice headaches when they stop
consuming coffee for several days. If this is the case
with you, you might want to ease off the coffee more
gradually.
Q. I don’t like red meat. I notice that the
Lean Cuisine® Lasagna with Meat Sauce
­contains beef. What can I ­substitute for it?
A. Lean Cuisine® has many other frozen dinners that
you may substitute for Lasagna with Meat Sauce.
Try to find one that contains the same calories, with
approximately 15 to 20 percent of the calories coming
from fat. Some of the Lean Cuisine® dinners actually
have too little fat for my nutritional requirements.
Q. M
ay I have dinner for lunch and lunch for
dinner?
A. Yes.
Q. I tend to get a headache when I drink cold
water. Can I drink water without it being
chilled?
A. Yes, but you won’t get the 123 calories or more
thermogenic effect from warming the cold water to
core body temperature. Try a more gradual drinking
of the cold water. You may have been consuming it
too quickly.
Q. Is it possible to drink too much water?
A. Certainly. To do so, however, you’d probably have
to drink four or five times as much per day as I’m
recommending. There are a few ailments that can
be negatively affected by large amounts of fluid. If
you feel you have a problem, check with your doctor
before starting the program.
Q. Is bottled water better than tap water?
A. Research shows that bottled water is not always
higher quality water than tap water. The decision
to drink bottled water or not is usually one of taste.
If you dislike the taste of your tap water, then drink
Q. I’m a middle-aged woman who gets black
and blue marks on my legs when I diet. Am
I doing anything wrong?
A. I doubt you are doing anything wrong. Such black
and blue marks are usually the result of an increased
level of estrogen circulating in your body, which
weakens the walls of the capillaries and causes
them to break under the slightest pressure. When
this happens, blood escapes and a bruise occurs.
Estrogen is broken down in the liver, and so is fat.
When you are dieting, your liver breaks down the fat,
leaving a lot more estrogen in the bloodstream.
It may be helpful to supplement your diet with a little
extra vitamin C each day to help toughen the walls of
the capillaries.
Q. I’m a 40-year-old woman with a teenage
son and ­daughter. My husband and I both
want to lose 10 pounds (4.5 kg) and the
children would also like to lose some
weight. Can I put the whole family on the
program?
A. It would be great if you could, but you ­cannot.
The number of calories per day is the problem.
Teenagers require significantly more calories each
day than 1500, which is the ­highest level. Check
with a registered dietician (RD) for appropriate
recommendations.
Your teenage son and daughter, however, could
follow the Bowflex® exercise routines.
Q. I’m afraid that I might get large, unfeminine
muscles from some of the Bowflex®
exercises you recommend in this course.
What can I do to prevent this from
happening?
A. You are worrying about large muscles unnecessarily.
Building large muscles requires two conditions. First,
the individual must have long muscles and short
tendons. Second, an abundance of testosterone must
be present in the blood stream. Women almost never
have either of these conditions.
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Under no circumstances could 99.99 percent of
American women develop excessively large muscles.
Progressive resistance exercise such as Bowflex®
home gym will make your muscles larger—but not
excessively large—and larger muscles will make
your body firmer and more shapely.
Q. W
hy is it so important I perform the
Bowflex® ­exercises with a 4-second count
on the lifting and ­lowering?
A. Because a slow, smooth 4-second lifting ­followed
by a 4-second lowering involves more muscle fibers
more thoroughly than faster speeds of movement.
The more completely each involved muscle fiber
works simply means you’ll get better muscle-building
results.
Q. I’m confused about how to breathe during
each Bowflex® exercise?
and 25 minutes supervising your partner’s workout.
• Your partner should be someone with whom you’ll share
a spirit of cooperation, not competition.
• Your partner should not be your spouse, brother,
sister, or other family member. You do not want normal
interpersonal problems to interfere with the training.
Q. W
hy won’t you allow me to do aerobic
dancing on my ­off-days to speed up the loss
of body fat?
A. Because doing so doesn’t speed up fat loss. Aerobic
dancing—and other activities such as running,
swimming, cycling, stair-stepping, and racquetball—
do not contribute significantly to the fat-loss process.
In fact, when added to ­proper strength training they
can actually retard the reduction of fat.
Fat loss is retarded in two ways. Too much ­repetitive
activity prevents maximum muscle building by
using up your recover ability. A well-rested recover
ability is necessary for muscle growth. Too much
activity—especially if you are on a reduced-calorie
diet—causes you to get the blahs and quickly lose
your enthusiasm. If this happens, you’re sure to break
your diet.
The primary purpose of this program is to lose fat in
the most effective and most efficient ­manner. Fat loss
is prioritized and maximized by building muscle at the
same time. The ­­­muscle-building process is optimized
by a well-rested recovery ability, which necessitates
keeping your strenuous and moderately strenuous
activities to a bare minimum.
Once you get your body fat to a low level, you can
add other activities—and I encourage you to do
so—to your weekly fitness schedule. For now, follow
the plan exactly as directed.
A. Let’s say your goal is to do 10 repetitions on a
specific Bowflex® exercise that is performed in
the recommended 4-second lifting and ­­4-­second
lowering style. Here are the proper ­breathing
guidelines to follow:
• Breathe normally during the first five repetitions.
• Take shorter, more shallow breaths during the sixth,
seventh, and eighth repetitions.
• Emphasize exhalation more than inhalation, especially
during the ninth and tenth repetitions. Focus on good
form and slow movement.
• Do not hold your breath on any repetition. Practice
relaxing your face and neck. Do not grit your teeth.
Keep your eyes open and remain alert.
Q. I’m not as disciplined and patient as I’d like
to be. How can I better stay on track with
the program?
A. One suggestion is to team up with a partner. Most
people are more motivated and make -better
progress if they go through the program with a friend.
In selecting a training partner, here are several things
to keep in mind:
• Your partner should be similar to you in age and
condition.
• Your partner should be serious about ­getting into shape
and making a ­commitment. That commitment means
you’ll be exercising together one hour, three times per
week. Each of your joint training sessions should take
­approximately 50 minutes: 25 minutes for your workout
Q. W
hat happens after six weeks? How do I
continue the program if I need to lose more
weight?
A. You should repeat the program for as long as it takes
you to reach your goal. For example, it took Barry
Ozer three six-week sessions—18 weeks—to lose all
of his excessive fat, which amounted to 75 pounds
(34 kg). There are, however, a few guidelines and
modifications to apply.
Repeat the eating plan exactly as before: Men, go
back to 1500 calories a day for two weeks. Women,
go back to 1200 calories a day for two weeks. Then,
descend your calories in the same manner.
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Keep your superhydration schedule at the ­highest
level. In other words, sip 1 5/8 gallons (6.2 l) of
ice-cold water each day.
Continue your Bowflex® exercise routine at the
highest level. Perform the same 10 exercises three
times per week. Try to get as strong as you can
in each exercise, while always focusing on the 4second count in both lifting and lowering.
Q. I’m pleased that I lost the fat I wanted to
lose. What do I do to maintain my new
body weight?
A. Once you’ve lost your excessive fat, your next task is
to maintain that status. Here are the adjustments you
need to make to your current practices.
Adhere to a carbohydrate-rich, moderatecalorie eating plan.
Instead of eating from 1000 to 1500 calories a day,
you’ll be consuming from 1600 to 2400 calories per day.
Maybe you can eat even more after your new body
weight has stabilized. Trial-and-error experimentation
is a must. Women should start with 1600 calories, and
men with 2000 calories per day. Note what happens
after a week. If your body weight keeps going down,
raise the calories by 100 or 200, ­depending on how
much weight you lost during the last week. Soon, you
should reach a level where your body weight stabilizes.
That level is your daily calorie requirement. Naturally,
you’ll be able to consume other foods than those
listed in the Bowflex® eating plan. By then, however,
you should know the value of being a smart shopper
and a wise eater. Read labels. Compare nutritional
information. Be conscious of the ideal 60:20:20 ratio for
carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Eat smaller meals more frequently.
You’ve been limiting your five meals per day to 300
calories if you’re a woman, or 500 calories if you’re
a man. You may now up the calories by 100. What
­happens if during a single meal you eat more than 400
calories if you’re a woman, or 600 ­calories if you’re
a man? Don’t panic. Simply understand that you will
sometimes backslide. Learn to anticipate these urges
and take ­corrective action.
Drink at least 1 gallon (3.8 liter) of cold water
each day.
You should realize by now the benefits of ­consuming
plenty of water each day. Make your water bottle a
permanent part of your lifestyle.
Train on Bowflex® home gym at least twice a
week.
There are two primary differences between
maintenance and strength-building routines. First,
for ­maintenance, you do not have to increase the
resistance each week or so. If you can do 100 pounds
for 12 repetitions on the leg extension, then keep it on
100 pounds and do not go up to 105 pounds. You can
maintain the 100-pound level much easier that you
can increase it. Second, you do not need to train three
times a week. You can maintain your strength at twice
a week.
Add variety to your Bowflex® routines.
Now is the time to introduce more variety to your
routines by adding some new exercises while removing
some old ones. Below are two sample routines.
Maintenance Routine 1
1. Seated Hip Abduction
2. Seated Hip Adduction
3. Seated Straight Leg Calf Raise
4. Chest Fly
5. Incline Bench Press
6. Shoulder Pullover
7. Shoulder Shrug
8. Standing Biceps Curl
9. Seated Wrist Curl
10. Seated Wrist Extension
Maintenance Routine 2
1. Leg Curl
2. Leg Extension
3. Standing Lateral Shoulder Raise
4. Seated Shoulder Press
5. Rear Deltoid Row
6. Decline Press
7. Reverse Curl
8. Seated Triceps Extension
9. Low Back Extension
10. Abdominal Crunch
Look in your Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym Owner’s
Manual for descriptions of the new exercises.
Be consistent with your Bowflex® exercising,
healthy eating, and superhydrating — and your
accomplishments may well exceed your goals.
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Exercise Log
Please feel free to make copies of this chart to continue your exercise log.
EXERCISE
DATE
Sets
Bench Press
Reps
Resistance
DATE
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10, 9
120, 130
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Limited Warranty
(Keep For Your Records)
We want you to know that the Bowflex
Conquest® home gym is a superior
product. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Refunds may be denied or delayed if
these instructions are not completely
followed.
If, for any reason, you are not 100%
satisfied with your Bowflex Conquest®
home gym, please follow the instructions
below to return your merchandise and
receive a refund of the purchase price,
less shipping and handling.
This Bowflex® Satisfaction Guarantee
applies only to merchandise purchased
by consumers directly from Nautilus, Inc.
This guarantee does not apply to sales
made by dealers or distributors.
1. C
all a Bowflex® Representative
at 1-800-605-3369 for a Return
Authorization Number. Return
Authorization will be granted if:
a. You purchased your Bowflex
Conquest® home gym directly
from Nautilus, Inc., and
b. You are calling within 6 weeks
of the delivery date of your
merchandise.
2. A
ll returned merchandise must be
properly packaged in the original
boxes and in good condition.
Returns should be shipped to:
Nautilus, Inc. World Headquarters
16400 SE Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683.
OTE: You are responsible for return
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shipping and for any damage or loss to
merchandise that occurs during return
shipment. We highly recommend that
you insure your shipment.
3. Please mark all boxes clearly with:
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eturn Authorization Number
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Your Name
Your Address
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Boxes without this information clearly
marked on the outside may be refused.
4. Please make copies of your original
invoice and put one in each box of
merchandise. Nautilus, Inc. must
receive your shipment within two
weeks from the date the Bowflex®
Representative issued you your
Return Authorization Number.
What Is Covered
Nautilus, Inc. warrants to the original
purchaser of this Bowflex® product
that the equipment is free from
defects in materials or workmanship,
with the exceptions stated below.
This warranty is not transferable or
applicable to any person other than
the original purchaser. Tampering
with the unit will void the warranty.
Warranty
• 5 years on machine
• N
o-Time-Limit Warranty on
Power Rod® resistance rods
Warranty terms may differ outside the
USA.
To make this warranty effective, you must
completely fill out the BowflexConquest®
home gym Warranty Registration Card
within 30 days of the purchase of your
Bowflex Conquest® home gym, and
return it to the address on the Warranty
Registration Card.
Warranties Do Not Cover
• Damage
due to use by persons who
weigh more than 300 lbs (136kg).
• Damage
due to normal wear and
tear.
• Damage
due to abuse, accident,
failure to follow instructions or
warnings, misuse, mishandling,
accident or Acts of God (such as
floods or power surges).
• Use
in any institutional or commercial
settings such as health clubs, schools,
or recreation centers.
• Consequential
or incidental damage.
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Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
What We Will Repair
During your Warranty Coverage
Period, Nautilus, Inc. will repair any
Bowflex® equipment that proves
to be defective in materials or
workmanship. In the event repair
is not possible, Nautilus, Inc., at
its option, will either replace your
equipment or refund your purchase
price, less shipping and handling.
Nautilus, Inc. reserves the right to
substitute material of equal or better
quality if identical materials are not
available at the time of service under
this Warranty. The replacement of the
product under the terms of the Warranty
in no way extends the Warranty period.
How to Obtain Service
To obtain service for a Bowflex® Fitness
Product, contact an authorized Bowflex®
Fitness Retailer. You may also contact a
Nautilus representative at 800-628-8458 to
help you locate a dealer in your area.
How State Law Applies
This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Bowflex Conquest™ Home Gym Warranty Registration Card
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What Is Covered
• Damage due to normal wear and tear.
Nautilus, Inc. warrants to the original
purchaser of this Bowflex® product that the
equipment is free from defects in materials
or workmanship, with the exceptions stated
below. This warranty is not transferable or
applicable to any person other than the
original purchaser. Tampering with the unit
will void the warranty.
• Damage due to abuse, accident, failure to
follow instructions or warnings, misuse,
mishandling, accident or Acts of God
(such as floods or power surges).
• Use in any commercial or institutional
settings such as health clubs, schools or
recreation centers.
• 5 years on machine
• No-Time-Limit Warranty on Power Rod®
resistance rods
• Consequential or incidental damage.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
Warranty terms may differ outside the USA.
What We Will Do
Warranty Period
Warranties Do Not Cover
• Damage due to use by persons who
weigh more than 300 pounds (136 kg).
option, will either replace your equipment
or refund your purchase price, less shipping
and handling.
How To Obtain Service
To obtain service for a Bowflex® Fitness
Product, contact an authorized Bowflex®
Fitness Retailer. You may also contact a
Nautilus representative at 800-628-8458 to
help you locate a dealer in your area.
How State Law Applies
This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
During your Warranty Coverage Period,
Nautilus, Inc. will repair any Bowflex®
equipment that proves to be defective in
materials or workmanship. In the event
repair is not possible, Nautilus, Inc., at its
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Important Contact Numbers
If you need assistance, please have both the serial number of your machine and the date of
purchase available when you contact the appropriate Nautilus office listed below.
OFFICES IN THE UNITED STATES:
E-mail: customerservice@nautilus.com
• TECHNICAL/CUSTOMER SERVICE
Nautilus, Inc.
World Headquarters
16400 SE Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, Washington, USA 98683
Phone: 800-NAUTILUS (800-628-8458)
Email: customerservice@nautilus.com
Fax: 877-686-6466
• CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Nautilus, Inc.
World Headquarters
16400 SE Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, Washington, USA 98683
Phone: 800-NAUTILUS (800-628-8458)
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES:
For technical assistance and a list of distributors in your
area, please call or fax one of the following numbers.
• international CUSTOMER SERVICE
Nautilus International S.A.
Rue Jean Prouvé 6
1762 Givisiez / Switzerland
Tel: + 41-26-460-77-77
Fax: + 41-26-460-77-70
Email: technics@nautilus.com
BUSINESS OFFICES:
• Switzerland Office
Nautilus Switzerland S.A.
Tel: + 41-26-460-77-66
Fax: + 41-26-460-77-60
• GERMANY and AUSTRIA OFFICE
Nautilus GmbH
Tel: +49-2203-2020-0
Fax: +49-2203-2020-4545
• ITALY OFFICE
Nautilus Italy s.r.l.
Tel: +39-051-664-6201
Fax: +39-051-664-7461
• United Kingdom OFFICE
Nautilus UK Ltd.
Tel: +44-1908-267-345
Fax: +44-1908-267-346
• china OFFICE
Nautilus Representative Office
Tel: +86-21-523-707-00
Fax: +86-21-523-707-09
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