I Finished My All-Levels Bowflex Max Trainer Challenge, and My Calorie Burns are Shocking!

November 20, 2017

I designed a cardio challenge last month, using my Bowflex M5 Max Trainer. You can read all the details here, but basically, I wanted to see if I could complete the Max Interval program at every level of resistance, starting at level 5, all the way up to level 16. The Max Interval program is only 14 minutes, but man oh man, it’s tough!

I recently finished the challenge, and the results were downright stunning!
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A Cardio Challenge Three Years in the Making

October 16, 2017

Three years ago this month my Bowflex Max Trainer M5 showed up at my door. I’ve blogged about many times, and it really is a remarkable, challenging machine. It’s kinda like if an elliptical and stepmill had a baby… that was much better than both of its parents.

The Max Trainer is the cornerstone of my at-home workouts, and I’ve used it every week since I got it. So, in honor of the anniversary, I’ve come up with a challenge designed to see how far I’ve come on this machine, and then push me further. Read the rest of this entry »


The Pros and Cons of Working Out At Home

February 6, 2015

My Bowflex MAX Trainer M5 has become an important component to my workout regimen ever since I got it last fall. Typically, I use it once or twice a week, and rarely on sequential days, because I like switching up my workouts. I prefer not doing the same thing two days in a row, if I can help it!

This week, though, I went on a MAX Trainer bender. I’ve used it four times in the last six days. And it got me thinking, about Read the rest of this entry »