Used to own one

I owned a soloflex years ago. The snapping motion of the rubber bands gave me terrible back & shoulder pain. Worst machine ever. Bought machine with weight stack, along with free weights. Best decision ever. Soloflex is over priced junk. User's recommendation:...
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I've been lifting a long time, and I will give a different opinion. I went from free weights, to 3 different Bowflex machines.

Bowflex is okay but the power rods for leg exercises are a joke. I finally gave in and bought a used Soloflex, with all attachments, and over 400lbs. of resistance straps, all for $150. I now have a special squat bar coming to make doing front squats, and squats easier to do.

Every form of exercise, whether free weights, Bowflex (horrible for legs), or Soloflex comes down to discipline. I am very self-motivated, and have no problem lifting weights 3 days a week and row 5-6 times a week. I am going into my fourth year of using Soloflex in April. Soloflex is awesome but it takes some getting use to, especially if all you have known are free weights.

Soloflex, Bowflex, or free weights are not magical if you don't have discipline they all become clothes hangers. To enhance my lifting experience with my Soloflex I also have hexagon dumbbells (10-20lbs), adjustable dumbbells (25-65lbs), and resistance bands. Then you add a rower to this and you can't lose! I'm 59 years old and I don't regret for one second purchasing my used Soloflex, especially being able to do pull-ups, chin-ups, and dips all on one machine.

I have spine surgery coming up due to spinal stenosis which is a bummer especially considering the fact that my favorite exercises are squats and front squats. Now if you're disciplined go and get some kind of workout equipment and get heaving those weights!!!

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The Solo-Flex Muscle Machine 30 year experiment....By. John Hobbs.. Professional Hater blog writer destroyer

SoloFlex was the genius idea of a great man Jerry Wilson. Yes he did say..."If your tough enough to wear them out we will replace them". pertaining to the resistance bands. What Jerry did not say is...." Buy a SoloFlex in 1988.....Use it for 6 months.....continue to be a fat ***... Then 30 years latter... Pull your machine out of your crusty *** storage unit.. Where it has been sitting rusting and rubber does get brittle after 3 decades kids...Then call the company and try to get replacement straps... because you want to sell it at your garage sale next to your Poki-man card collection... or wait 30 years and find a blog....ANY blog and *** about the price that you paid for the machine in 1986"... Which by the way Jerry,,,,Marilyn,,,,Stuart....Connie,...,Molly...or...Brian... Did not force you to pay... Its the price you chose to pay.....Now your all butt hurt over a 30 year old piece of rubber that you could make your self if you had half of the infectious drive that the Wilson family has.... Just because you don't look like the shirtless spokes model, because the only resistance type work-out you have been doing is trying to tear the *** Twinkies wrapper off for the last 3 decades... looking like you used your inheritance to buy a burger king so you could make your own double bacon Whopper looking ***. I'll tell you this Mr. and Mrs. couch potatoes eating couch potatoes. The Wilson family will always be some of the most genuine, nicest, giving, caring people I have ever met.(I.E.) family basketball games at the house...I can say i am a Very proud owner of a 1986 SoloFlex Muscle Machine... Every resistance band is in perfect working order... But here is the difference.... I've used mine almost every day since 1986.. And have kept very good care of my equipment......and my Solo-Flex...(LOL).. I believe SoloFlex is a big reason I am a very successful business man today... i truly believe that, Not only did it make me feel good about myself... I look great.. and come across as someone that has had the pleasure of having the Wilson family and the SoloFlex muscle machine push me to the top of the cooperate ladder where i stand proudly today... Oh yeah...I did make one minor change to my SoloFlex...Two years ago I had it gold plated.. You know.....Cause I could.....I'm just saying Go buy a trampoline next time you clown.......Thanks Jerry!!!!!!---- John Hobbs {{Redacted}} #soloflex
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Thank you for sharing that.

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For sure.. I find it very healthy to speak your mind and release the tension and built up aggression and anger that might be dwelling burning holes in your stomach and/or heart.

I hope it didn't come off as total dickish. But I just can't stand a whiner. Anyways thanks for the acknowledgement.

It makes my rants worth it. "TRY NOT...DO YOU MUST"--YODA

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#1126419 Review #1126419 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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because i choose to be. And my body is by Soloflex......Not Hotpocket..

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Screwed slowly over time

Solo Flex produced thousands of high end 2000 dollar exercise work stations back in the 1980's to present. The system used flexible bands, the company policy always replaced the bands if split or worn, no questions asked,it was a life time warranty that mysteriously...
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#2146964

Monetary loss!!! Please....

get off your *** and workout. Hang from the bar...that's worth fifty bucks right there....the vertical Situps alone is worth $500- to my 58 year young back. Find a way to get your gym in gear cause' the attitude has loser written all over . Soloflex is a winner since day one.

I still have my 1985 brochure and promotion video cassettes!

Monetary loss....please. maybe you can sell it used

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Providence, Rhode Island
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$2500

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