A PROUD TRADITION
The Bullworker mission is to “make fitness simple and improve quality of life”. The company has been around for 60 years. My personal experience has only been a bit over 3 years, since my workout background had previously been with barbells and dumbbells.
Bullworker products fit nicely within my website niche, workouts at home, or www.myworkoutathome.com.
This post will speak of my Bullworker background, how I use the products and what I know from others who also promote their use.
I am a Bullworker affiliate, but first I was a Bullworker user, having bought two of the products before I was fully aware of their history and before I became an associate of the company.
THE BOW CLASSIC
Shown above, the Bow Classic is 36″ in length. This is a spring-loaded tool, with a steel tube to contain the spring. The cables may be spread, as shown above in the “archer” movement. Both sides of the body are engaged and the upper back muscles are targeted.
Note the red handles at both ends of the steel tube. This provides a different form of resistance, since the handles may be pushed together or the top handle may be pushed against the floor.
I currently use the Bow Classic for the following movements, all of which work the upper back:
- The cable spread. In a standing position, I pull the cables apart at the midpoint for 15 reps and then hold at the end for an isometric effect.
- Seated push down. I sit on the floor with my back braced against a soft chair. I place the Bow Classic upright between my legs and push down for 15 reps, then hold at the finish.
- The “archer” movement, shown above, to the left side for 15 reps, followed by an isometric hold.
- The archer, to the right side.
There are many other applications for the Bow Classic, especially for the legs. I don’t do these because of nerve pain that I am currently experiencing. The above exercises are ideal for the upper back and somewhat for the shoulders.
It is important to note that the Bullworker tools give us the capability of both isotonic and isometric benefits within the same exercise. Some only do the isometric part, but I prefer to do both.
Isotonic exercises are those that use consistent movement and a full range of motion to build strength – presses, curls and actually about any exercise that we commonly see in gyms. Isometric exercises engage the muscles without movement, such as planks (shown below)
THE STEEL BOW
Shown below, the Steel Bow is 20″ in length and is otherwise very similar to the Bow Classic. I like the Steel Bow for two primary reasons:
- It is excellent for chest exercises.
- It is very portable and is great to take along when traveling.
My chest workout with the Steel Bow consists of three chest compression movements. I press the red handles together and follow this with a lengthy hold to get in the isometric benefit.
While standing, I do the chest compression by:
- Holding the Steel Bow directly in front of my chest
- Holding it at eye level
- Holding it at the level of my waist
I do about 20 reps in each position and follow each with a hold of about 15 seconds.
This pumps my pectoral muscles thoroughly. The three different levels cover my chest better than what I get when I use dumbbells or resistance bands.
VIDEOS AND THE BULLWORKER LINK
A long time Bullworker user known as Machismo gives us his viewpoints with the casual attitude he is known for. His name is Ed and he is a bodybuilding expert.
Chrisman Hughes, of the Bullworker company, is showing us his back development routine. He likes to do the isometric hold first and the reps after that. I do the opposite. Both are very.productive.
To see the entire Bullworker line, with all pertinent information on the products I cited plus several others ……………..
Here is the Bullworker website
Bullworker tools are easily used at home or taken with us when we travel. At home, they don’t take up much space and can be set aside conveniently when we are finished working out.
Several springs are included with each of the tools cited above, along with a handbook describing many exercises and a carrying case.
Bullworker users can join a free Facebook group for asking or answering questions, as well as for spreading enthusiasm.
It is noteworthy that martial artist Bruce Lee used a Bullworker to develop his striking muscles when he was young.
“Bullworkers” are workout tools of high quality and may be used by beginners as well as by veterans. Changing the springs for different resistance levels is just as easy as changing dumbbell plates. The more challenging springs will be difficult for anyone.
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