Bullworker Classic is it just a Bully Xtreme copy cat or a revolutionary new design of an old (created in the 60s) piece of isometric exercise equipment?
The Bullworker was originally created in the 1960s by German inventor Gert F Kobell. In that era isometrics was all the rage. It was being used by some of the top NFL football teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and others. It was considered the best exercise protocol for building strength.
Today, isometrics are still used by some of the top Olympic powerlifting teams it is still recognized as a top exercise protocol for building strength however, it does very little (because of the lack of full range of motion) towards the building of muscle size and shaping the body. Yet, using isometrics as part of an overall strength training program is considered important by many of the top personal trainers. One of the best ways to utilize isometrics in your workout is within an expensive piece of isometric exercise equipment.
Currently, there are quite a few different pieces of isometric exercise equipment available on the market today. The Bullworker classic, the Bullworker steel bow, the Bully Xtreme 4, and the ISO 7X quickly come to mind
In this review we’re going to discuss the recently introduced Bullworker classic.
According to John Hughes (the creator of the Bullworker classic) this model originally offered more than 200 pounds of resistance currently it’s advertised at 150 pounds of resistance. However, there is no substantiation of this claim so, your guess is a good as mine as to what the actual resistances of this product.
The Bullworker classic offers larger handles than the Bully Xtreme or the older Bullworker models. It comes with 3 handles to make ripping the cables easier. Although, in our experience the handles are not really necessary. The thick plastic tubing that comes over the cables of the Bully Xtreme in the old Bullworker was sufficient for any exercise. The Bullworker classic is a completely “chrome looking” model. The power meter which is used to help you measure your strength gains is etched into the actual bar itself which is a nice touch.
The unit according to their specifications measures 36 inches long and weighs approximately 4 pounds. The company has produced a new and more modern version of their wall chart hopefully their training program has also been changed to reflect recent exercise protocols that are much more effective than what was used in the 1960s.
The product is not cheap however at a price tag of $69.95 plus shipping and handling. The Bullworker classic comes with a full-color wall chart that illustrates
You can get a free copy of the Bullworker wall chart in PDF format here: Bullworker Wall Chart
What You Actually Get for Your Money
The Bullworker Classic Comes with a Full-Color Wall Chart That Illustrates Approximately 24 Exercises
They Include a Carrying Case
How the Bullworker Classic Is Different from the Bully Xtreme and Any Other Bullworker Product
The Bullworker Classic Comes with a Five-Year Defects Warranty
The Handles Are Larger Than Most Other Bullworker Alternatives
Uses Steel Cables Instead of Straps
There Are 3 Handles on the Cables for Ease-Of-Use.
The Power Meter Is Etched into the Powdered Steel Bar
Pros and Cons
Unlike most previous Bullworker products this one has a five-year defects warranty.
The product is attractive with it’s all chrome look and design.
The handles on the steel cables appear to be an attractive feature although in our opinion not necessary.
Utilizes steel cables instead of straps similar to the Bully Xtreme 4
60 day money-back guarantee if not delighted with purchase
The resistance in this model is greater than all previous Bullworker models however, in our opinion it still not as good as what’s available in the Bully Xtreme 4.
The company still advocating the basic isometrics training program that was created in the 60s and has not included any new and proven exercise concepts and protocols into their training system.
The company focuses primarily on isometric training and does not offer any information or support on how to actually build muscle size.
They do not offer any type of nutrition manual for information (in our opinion, this is a major flaw because 90 percent of the results that you’ll get from any strength training program comes from the diet that you follow.)
The model is not the cheapest the market priced at $69.99 plus shipping and handling
The 2 tube system limits the number of exercises that can be performed with the Bullworker classic as well as the Bullworker steel bow.
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Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results from any exercise product and experiences may vary. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via our contact page.