Bully Xtreme 4 is the latest isometric exerciser from the Bully XTREME International company.
This is another impressive creation from the mind of Frank Sherrill, the creator of this isometric machine.
The company has made some impressive claims on the product however, does the product live up to its hype or is it just another run-of-the-mill Bullworker alternative.
In this review we’re going to take a closer look and reveal the inside story…
Is The Bully Xtreme 4 The Best Bullworker Alternative on the Market? Or Is It Just Another Imposter to the Throne…
The company promotes the product as the strongest Bullworker alternative on the market today.
They have been producing these Bullworker alternatives for more than 8 years now and from the beginning when they introduced the Bully Xtreme 1… they were the first to reintroduce steel cables instead of straps that would fray, snap and break.
In addition, they were also the first company to introduce a five-year, then a 20 year and now a lifetime defects warranty on their product.
To our knowledge, no other manufacturer is offering a lifetime defects warranty on their isometric exerciser.
Their major claim to fame is the “3 Tube Construction” that allows each side of the body to work independently (similar to a set of dumbbells or resistance bands.)
False Claims or False Videos
Although, there is a video on YouTube by John Hughes, the owner of the Bullworker trademark… ( Slightly biased wouldn’t you agree? ) Where he tries to show that the three tube system claim is false.
However, in our opinion; since his demonstration is against a fixed object (he is pushing down one handle with his hand and the other one is on the floor) it’s not the same thing as holding the Bully Xtreme in an exercise.
The Truth about the 3 Tube System
You see, if you push one side of the Bully Xtreme against a fixed object – then the resistance is the same on both sides.
However, when you or I compress the Bully Xtreme, the strength is different from each side of therefore, just like your right hand can perform more repetitions with a dumbbell or resistance bands than your left hand can; the same is true with the Bully Xtreme. We feel that this video is misleading to say the least.
Another feature of the Bully Xtreme is the return to steel cables which in their advertising they claim to be nearly indestructible. The cables are a nice feature and with the heavy plastic tubing are very comfortable to work out with. There is no real need for gloves or handles when using the steel cables.
In addition, they also have re-created a brand-new and innovative exercise program that incorporates both isometrics and isotonic’s.
Their exercise program is called Iso-Synergy.
Which is a synergistic blend of isotonic exercises blended with isometrics.
The Iso-Synergy Training Program also utilizes muscle confusion, supersets, circuit training and other current exercise protocols that have been proven to get results. As they state in their advertising… “this is not some exercise program from the 1960s!”
The product has received favorable comments by many individuals, personal trainers, chiropractors as well as the notable isometric exercise guru, John Peterson. Although, as of late he has retracted his statements regarding using isometric exercise equipment… no doubt because he is pushing his own product line.
More Exercises More Variety
This isometric exerciser allows you perform more than 82 exercises in comparison to the iso-7X, Bullworker Steel Bow or the Bullworker classic that only allow you to perform approximately 30 to 40 exercises.
The major advantage of being able to perform more exercises is that it allows you workout the muscle from different angles. Consequently, it allows you to make greater gains in strength and muscle size.
What You Actually Get for Your Money
* The Bully Xtreme 4 comes with a full-color wall chart that illustrates more than 40 exercises.
* They also provide you with access to more than 30 bonuses in their members only download area. These bonuses include a nutrition manual with sample menus and what amounts to a college-level nutrition education while keeping it simple for your everyday Joe to understand. Nutrition as they say is 90% of achieving your fitness goals.
* The bonuses are too numerous for us to mention them all in this review however, they do provide you with access to a forum where you can ask questions of their fitness experts or other customers. We believe this to be one of the better bonuses.
* They also include free email coaching for 90 days which is beneficial in helping anyone set up their nutrition or fitness program.
How Bully Xtreme 4 Is Different Than Other Bullworker Alternatives
* It comes with a lifetime defects warranty as well.
* Utilizes a 3 tube design just like the original Bullworker X5
* Uses steel cables instead of straps so you avoid the problem of having them fray, snap or break.
* The company includes an updated training program and nutrition guide to help you reach any fitness goals that you want.
* With the addition of the “members only forum” the company continues to service their customers even after the sale.
In this day and age where most companies forget about their customers they have gone a long way in trying to help each individual truly get the body of their dreams.
Pros and Cons
3 tube design allows each side of the body to work independently of the other and allows for more exercises to be performed
Steel cables provide additional safety and comfort while exercising.
Brand-new training program which incorporates current exercise knowledge to allow anyone to achieve your fitness goals.
Complete nutrition program that takes anyone from a novice to advanced – and teaches them step-by-step how, when, and what to eat without sacrificing the foods we all love.
Bonuses, bonuses and bonuses!
90 days of free coaching and access to the Bully Xtreme forum
120 day (4 months) moneyback guarantee on the product, so if it doesn’t work for you you can return it and get a full refund of the purchase price.
The resistance from The Bully Xtreme 4 is rather stiff when you first get it. Adding a little oil makes the unit much smoother. However, this product is not for kids because it does provide a great deal of resistance.
The training manual, and nutrition manual are not physical products but, are available as e-books. So, you will have to print them out if you prefer to read that way. For most of us that have kindles, or iPads etc. this is not a concern. I just place my iPad down along with the wall chart and perform the exercises.
The videos are informative but the company needs to create a video of someone performing the exercises. Although, this is not critical it would be nice.
The basic model does not include a carrying case however, this can be purchased separately.
The Bully Xtreme will not help you build any muscle or strength if you don’t use it.
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