Bowflex® - Maintenance Tips

By: Lorna Goldsborough

Once you receive your Bowflex Ultimate® 2 home gym, it is important that you perform ongoing maintenance on your machine to keep it in top notch condition. Here are some safety tips and maintenance tips to consider.

Upon arrival, you'll want to thoroughly inspect the machine. The following guidelines are good ones to follow so your machine will perform properly.

When the Bowflex® home gym isn't in use, make sure to disconnect the cables from the Power Rod® units. Using the "rod binding strap" that is included with your machine, bind all the rods together. When connecting or disconnecting the Power Rod® units from the cables, make sure to stand off to the side and not directly above the rods for your own safety.

After each use of your Bowflex® system, clean it with a non-abrasive cleanser. Any non-abrasive household cleaner or soap will do fine. Cleaning the machine after each use will keep it looking new. One caution: do not use cleansers designed for automotive interiors, for they may cause surfaces to become too slippery.

Each Bowflex® 2 home gym has D-clips that are used to connect attachment cables to resistance. Prior to making attachment cable changes, remove any resistance on the Power Rod® cable. Physical strain during the cable changing process will be reduced dramatically.

To ensure safe operation of the aerobic rowing feature, ensure the locking pin for the sliding seat is completely disengaged from the rail. It usually takes about ? turn. Once the pin is locked into the free slide position, you'll hear a click confirming proper position.

For a safe workout area, all attachment cables should be stored when they aren't in use. The cables for the Lat Tower have a built-in storage slot in the upper Lat Tower area. Squat cables should be stored in a safe place as well. Storage of cables reduces the risk of possible injury and maintains cable form, which means they'll last longer.

The lat bar should be stored on the lat cross bar assembly before making resistance changes. If the lat bar is unsecured and resistance is removed, the lat bar could potentially drop to the floor and cause possible injury.

All pulleys and J bolts should be examined prior to using your new machine. Look specifically for grooves or thinning of parts greater than 1/16 inch deep. If you feel you need a replacement, call Bowflex® immediately for free replacements.

Likewise, check all handgrips and straps before using your machine. If any threads are loose, call the company and replace them before using your machine.

All of these simple maintenance and safety tips will ensure you will have an efficient and safe workout.

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