Another big difference from my old home gym is that I can do so many Bowflex exercises now with my Blaze.
Before all I could do was leg extension and standing leg curl. Period.
Yeah it was not fun, that's also why I decided to buy adjustable dumbbells, so that I could do some lunges and squat with dumbbells.
Now it's all a different story.
Most Bowflex models allow you to do basically the same leg exercises, in a way or the other.
For example with a model you can do lying leg curls while with another you can do only standing leg curls.
I am talking about models like the Blaze and the Vtreme 2 SE home gyms. These pictures explain why:
With the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE there is no lying position available.
The following Bowflex exercises for leg workout are all taken from the Blaze manual. I chose to describe the Blaze first because I have it in my house, second because it has the sliding seat which allows me to do leg press (and aerobic rowing).
I think the Blaze offers the widest leg workout choice that you could ever desire from a home gym:
This is the beauty of 12 leg exercises, some of them are even hard to picture...without a real picture huh?
I think that just the first four would be enough for any effective workout, the rest are for "picky" people only...just kidding.
The true story is that with a Bowflex you can really work all your leg muscles:
Is there anything more?
I don't think so...
I will focus more on the first 5 of the list, and the last one because I know that many of you, especially ladies, are very interested in what will make your butt look nice and firm.
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.
Muscles Worked: Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings, Adductors.