Do Not Buy a Bully Xtreme! There ya go, that’s my answer. I’m writing this article not so much about fitness, strength or health but as some friendly advice, as a result of a not so friendly action. Several months ago, I received an email from a reader here on Isometric-Training.com, asking my opinion, a review, of the Bully Xtreme.
If you’ve searched for isometrics and found this site, chances are you’ve seen the sales page for this product, and this reader asked me why I was recommending it. That was a shock for me, as I hadn’t, or at least that’s what I thought.
I only recommend or endorse a very limited amount of products and services that have to meet extremely high standards. For the record I ONLY endorse the following products:
Burn The Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto,(the most down to earth and best explained nutritional text available - you can read my review here ).
Pavel Tsatsouline and Dragon Door (cause Pavel, makes me laugh and he’s got some GREAT training advice.
Precision Nutrition by Dr. John M Berardi. (the BEST recipes bar none, I live on the Teryaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Pecan Salmon and the Greek Cheeseburgers), and I occasionally will recommend
Optimum Anabolics , if it is appropriate (you can check out my review of OA here
I don’t recommend or have ever mentioned the Bully Xtreme, because I consider it a cheap knock off and imitation of a good product. So I was very curious as to why someone would get the impression that I had. I checked out the website and it all became clear.
Parts of my articles, my instructions – and yes, even photos of me, were on his website, selling his product! I couldn’t believe it! This website was using my copyrighted material and images to boost sales and to endorse and justify his product. I was horrified. Soon after I received more emails, from dissatisfied customers and people asking me why I was on this website – was it my product, should they buy it?
These are just some of the emails I have received from readers of this website regarding the Bully Xtreme and the quality of the service they have received. I have changed the names for privacy reasons. All emails are authentic, genuine and unchanged.
Dissatisfied Customer No. 1:
“Hello Paul, That’s sorted it out, thanks, I bought a bully extreme from and here’s the website: http://www.bullyxtreme.net I bought it on the 9 April and I still haven’t received it and I paid for expedited shipping?
I just wondered do you have any thoughts about this expensive product $175 £92?
By the way I already have 2 bullworkers and they didn’t cost me £15 for both of them.”
Dissatisfied Customer No. 2:
“Hello Paul, I have not yet received this product and I emailed them last Tuesday as to why I had not yet received it, they said “the item has been dispatched and where you are will take 3 days”
Since I paid for this product using PayPal I will now open a dispute of none receipt with PayPal.
I too thought that some of the script they were using seemed as though I’d read before, the more I began to read from your website and seven secrets which incidentally is exhalent.”
Dissatisfied Customer No. 3:
“I have purchased the bullyxtreme.
The problem with it is, they have put out two different workout programs with it.
One emphasizes isometrics for several weeks. You start with 6 exercises. It adds 2 exercises every week..totalling 24 in all. Then you start static contraction with the 24 exercises for several weeks. Then it goes to isotonic repetitions/sets with a isometric hold at the end.
The other you do straight isometrics for the first week(I am in the first week) and then go to isotonic repititions with an isometric hold on the tenth repetition. Then you add sets. I guess you just stay with the 8 basic exercises in all. I don't know. It is really unclear.
I guess you must be asking yourself why don't I just email their customer service and ask them. I have. They haven't gotten back to me. They are either lax or they are really overwhelmed like they say they are…..well there goes $200 out the window!
I emailed the owner of the website asking to have the offending material removed and received NO RESPONSE. It became clear I had to take the unfortunate position of bringing a legal action against the website and its owner. I consulted with my legal representatives and sent a series of legal action emails. Eventually I had to contact his domain hosting service and his service provider in an attempt to get a response from his website.
After 4 weeks, during which time I received more emails in the form of questions and complaints I received a response from the Bully Xtreme Website. I won’t discuss the poor responses from the owner of the Bully Xtreme Website, but I did manage to get them to remove ALL articles, text and images from their site.
I do want to apologize to anyone who purchased that product under the false assumption that I recommended it, and received disappointing and inferior service. I would also like to thank my readers for contacting me and letting me know. And in answer to all your questions - Do Not Buy a Bully Xtreme.
So what about the Bullworker itself? Well I happen to collect vintage old school Bullworkers – I love them. Invented by German inventor Gert F. Kolbel the Bullworker allows you to measure the resistance you generate in an isometric contraction. This allows you to more precisely track your progress and strength increases.
On the other hand the continued pressure generated by the internal springs can stress and damage the tendons and joints of the arms and legs. They are a great tool, but you don’t really need one. Truth be told you can get all the benefits from a Bullworker without spending the money using the free exercises and isometrics contractions listed on my website.
You can also read more about the science and history of isometrics in my ebook - 7 Seconds to A Perfect Body. It’s jammed packed with incredible info on the science behind isometric strength training success and covers the most important principals of this method in an easy to understand and efficient manner. With full colour photos and in depth explanations focusing on the core muscle group from which all strength comes, the abs and back, you can’t go wrong. Even better you can start in just a few minutes. Check it out here. If you do want to get a Bullworker and think it would be of use to you – make sure you get it from a reputable source – the official Bullworker site is http://www.bullworker.com/ and you can get the new compact version of the Bullworker called the Steel Bow there too - but what ever you do, do NOT buy a Bully Xtreme.
Do Not Buy a Bully Xtreme! Save yourself $200 and try my FREE exercises.
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