FAQ2020-08-24T16:52:44+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a Bullworker X5, are you affiliated with this product?2020-05-14T15:34:50+00:00

We are not affiliated with the X5 as this was a Bullworker discontinued in the 80’s. Still a fabulous piece of equipment and can be used with all of our Bullworker routines.

Do you have free exercise content available?2020-05-13T16:48:45+00:00

Yes, visit our YouTube channel and Facebook page for more information

    1. https://www.youtube.com/user/ucanshare/videos
    2. https://www.facebook.com/Bullworker-156818677684398/
My arm muscles are getting stronger on one side of my body, why is this happening?2020-05-13T16:40:30+00:00

This can occur for a number of reasons. We tend to favor one arm over the other and it leads to unequal work throughout our day. In fact, it is quite normal to have one bigger arm muscle than the other and surprisingly it is not uncommon for it to be our non-dominant arm.

We recommend paying attention to:

    1. Technique/form
    2. Effort
    3. Daily habits
How long should I rest between sets?2020-05-13T16:33:39+00:00

The idea is to work through the circuit without rest. However, if you need to rest, take as long as you need.  If you are performing sets of the same exercise, a rest period of 30-60 seconds between each set is recommended.

When should I install a spring with higher resistance?2020-05-13T16:32:53+00:00

We recommend starting with the lowest resistance spring then moving to the next level when you can easily install the higher resistance spring. This way you can continue to switch springs. We do not want you to change to a higher resistance spring and not be able to get it out.

Are there any discounts on your products?2020-05-13T16:31:28+00:00

Please sign-up for our email distribution list to receive updates and special promotions. Learn more at bullworker.com

My cable is exposed, what should I do?2020-05-13T16:30:01+00:00

This means one side is getting pulled often away from that end. Could be due to constant moving of the cable grips upward. However, ensure you are always pressing the cables down in that direction. To correct the issue, grab the coating and slide it down towards the exposed cable. You may have to do it a few times as it moves slowly.

My spring is squeaking, what should I do?2020-05-13T16:12:53+00:00

Please try putting a little dry lube on the inside of the black spring stop. This is the piece you see on the inside of the tube when you change springs. This should solve the squeaky issue.

Why are my cables loose?2020-05-13T16:08:42+00:00
  1. If you have the white spring in the unit, then the cables may be loose in the same manner. This is a very light resistance spring so the weight of the machine and gravity start to compress the spring. Try switching the spring to higher resistance and see if you still have the issue.
  2. If one side is looser than the other, it is possible you pulled one side to come out of the clamp. Simply pull on the other side to set the cable again.
Do I need to clean, maintain, and/or lubricate my Bullworker?2020-05-13T16:07:11+00:00

Keep your Bullworker products in a dry environment and out of the sun. Also, give them a good wipe down every now and then.

I have a Bullworker 2, are you affiliated with this product?2020-05-13T16:02:13+00:00

The Bullworker 2 was produced by a company back the 70’s, we are not affiliated with that company and did not manufacture the product. Therefore, we do not carry or replace those items.

I have a Bullworker Pro, are you affiliated with this product?2020-05-13T16:01:21+00:00

The Bullworker Pro was a model another company approached us on. We licensed the rights to use our name for them to give the 28 inch model a trial run. We are not affiliated with this company and our understanding is the Bullworker Pro was recalled due to manufacturing defects. Therefore, we do not advise putting our springs into the Bullworker Pro.

What is the warranty on Bullworker products?2020-05-13T15:57:18+00:00

We stand behind the quality of our equipment and offer a 5 year warranty. Our warranty is good for the person who purchased a unit with functional defects. There is no activation required, simply send us your order #.

What is the return policy?2020-07-15T15:32:20+00:00

We have a 90 day return policy. Our goal is to help you achieve your fitness success, not to have a product you do not want. If you find Bullworker is not for you please return it to the address below and we will refund your purchase.  You are responsible for shipping costs of the return. Please include your order number and details and ensure all parts are included as we deduct for missing items.

Bullworker

1560 Broadway Floor 16

#107

Denver, CO 80202

What are my options for payment?2020-05-13T15:49:10+00:00

Credit card, Stripe, and PayPal. You will be able to enter your information at checkout after adding items to your cart.

My order failed through the website, what should I do?2020-05-13T15:46:45+00:00

Sometimes Stripe’s gateway is a little quick to reject a payment.  Please try again and if you are comfortable, try PayPal (you do not need an account). PayPal tends to be more consistent. If needed, we will be in contact with you.

What are the spring resistance levels for all Steel Bow and Bow Classic models?2020-05-12T18:56:18+00:00

3 Spring Steel Bow Edition:

  1. White – Level 1 – 0-30 lbs
  2. Grey – Level 2 – 0-60 lbs
  3. Black – Level 3 – 0 – 110 lbs

3 Spring Bow Classic Edition:

  1. White – Level 1 – 0-32 lbs
  2. Grey – Level 2 – 0-80 lbs
  3. Black – Level 3 – 0 – 130 lbs

5 Spring Bow Classic Edition:

  1. White – Level 1: 0-40 lbs
  2. Gold – Level 2: 0-70 lbs
  3. Grey – Level 2: 0-100 lbs
  4. Black – Level 3: 0 – 130 lbs
  5. Red – Level 5: 0 – 160 lbs

5 Spring Steel Bow Edition:

  1. White – Level 1: 0-35 lbs
  2. Gold – Level 2: 0-55 lbs
  3. Grey – Level 3: 0-80 lbs
  4. Black – Level 4: 0 – 100 lbs
  5. Red – Level 5: 0 – 130 lbs

2 Spring Bow Classic Edition:

  1. Grey – 50 lbs spring
  2. Black – 130 lbs spring

1 Spring Bow Classic Edition:

  1. Grey: 160 lbs spring
How do I leave a product review?2020-05-12T18:55:28+00:00
Why does my Bow classic only have 2 grips when other models have 3?2020-05-12T18:52:03+00:00

You received the new Bow Classic edition which has 2 removable grips (as seen in default product image) and includes 5 springs instead of 3. We made the change because we were getting feedback of the old handles slipping on some exercises, the side with two being “crowded”, and some not wanting them in general. This way you can quickly take them off, put them on, or put both to one side while your feet are on the other. We sell them separately at: https://www.bullworker.com/product/cable-grip/

What products are most suitable for women?2020-05-12T18:50:52+00:00

The Steel Bow (20in) is great for women. The product comes with a spiral bound manual with guided exercises. The Steel Bow is great for muscle targeting and comes with 5 springs to help you find the right resistance level. You can view the Steel Bow and reviews here: https://www.bullworker.com/steel-bow/

How to decide between the Bow Classic and the Steel Bow?2020-05-12T18:50:27+00:00

Both the Bow Classic (36″) and the Steel Bow (20″) are designed to be stand-alone products for total body fitness. The Bow Classic specializes with more range of motion for legs and powerful holds. The Steel Bow specializes in versatility and muscle targeting. I think about the Bow Classic as a barbell and the Steel Bow as a dumbbell. Both have perks but you cannot go wrong with either. If you plan to travel or take your Bullworker with you, the Steel Bow is much easier.

Where can I purchase charts, springs, and other accessories?2020-05-12T18:49:47+00:00

Please visit bullworker.com/shop to find accessories, apparel, and instructional material.

What do the numbers and black ring indicate on my Bullworker?2020-05-12T18:48:19+00:00

The power meter is a consistent scale that does not indicate resistance in pounds. It is a scale in centimeters that measures the level of effort you are putting forth with each of the springs. The black power meter ring will help you track your progress with each spring.

I ordered a chart, where is my tracking information?2020-05-12T18:47:26+00:00

If you purchase a chart from us, tracking information is not included with orders sent as letters.

How do I retrieve my tracking information?2020-05-12T18:46:15+00:00

Once we ship your order, you will automatically receive a shipping confirmation email that will include your tracking information. You can refer to this link to find your package.

I live in Japan, how can I save on international shipping and import duties?2020-05-12T18:45:07+00:00

We offer our products on Amazon Japan. Order using the links below to save on international shipping and import duties.

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW
I live in Europe, how can I save on international shipping and import duties?2020-05-12T18:43:50+00:00

We offer our products on Amazon Europe. Order using the links for your specific country below to save on international shipping and import duties.

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW

United Kingdom

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW
    4. ISO-BOW Pro Pair

France

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW
    4. ISO-BOW Pro Pair

Germany

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW
    4. ISO-BOW Pro Pair

Italy

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW
    4. ISO-BOW Pro Pair

Spain

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW
    4. ISO-BOW Pro Pair
I live in Canada, how can I save on international shipping and import duties?2020-05-12T18:43:16+00:00
  1. We offer our products on Amazon Canada. Order using the links below to save on international shipping and import duties.
    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW Pro Pair
    4. ISO-BOW
I live in Australia, how can I save on international shipping and import duties?2020-05-12T18:02:19+00:00

We offer our products on Amazon Australia. Order using the links below to save on international shipping and import duties.

    1. Bow Classic
    2. Steel Bow
    3. ISO-BOW Pro Pair
    4. ISO-BOW
How do I change my spring?2020-05-12T18:01:40+00:00
How do I perform isometric exercises?2020-05-12T17:23:59+00:00

We recommend engaging your muscles with an isometric hold for 7-10 seconds at 60%-80% of your maximum effort. Follow your isometric hold with 10 slow and concentrated repetitions. The isometric hold will tear your muscle fibers and the reps will continue to work your muscles with further pump.

You can also hold the last rep or hold before and after reps. These are both great ideas.  

Reps without isometric holds are beneficial by engaging different muscles and having a rhythm. Mix up your routines and concentrate on your muscles being exercised. Form is even more important than reps and hold time.

Where can I find Bullworker products in a store near me?2020-05-12T17:15:25+00:00

Bullworker products are distributed online: www.bullworker.com

You can also find our products on Amazon and eBay.

When will my order be shipped and delivered?2020-05-14T15:39:30+00:00

Typically, domestic shipments usually take between 3-5 business days to be delivered.

International orders usually take between 2-3 weeks to be delivered using the United States Postal Service (time may vary depending on customs).

*International orders are subject to import duties and fees.

What is the best way to exercise in order to gain muscle?2020-05-12T17:11:02+00:00

There are many approaches to gaining muscle. First, determine what best fits your goals and schedule.

If you have time to exercise 5-6 times per week targeting individual muscles for certain routines is recommended. This allows proper time for your strained muscles to rest (1-2 days) and recover while ensuring you are exercising and building each desired muscle group.

If you plan to exercise 3-4 times per week focusing on more muscle groups during your routine is recommended. This allows proper time for rest and recovery while ensuring you are strengthening your desired muscles.

For stronger and more powerful muscles, use higher resistance and lower reps with 2-3 minutes rest between sets is recommended. (Example: 4 sets of 5 reps)

For toning muscles and building stamina, use lower resistance and higher reps with 1-2 minutes of rest between sets is recommended. (Example: 3 sets of 15 reps)

Muscle confusion: an important concept to achieve the most from your fitness plan by constantly mixing up your exercise routine. Your muscles, like many things, become accustom to your routine. This can result in a plateau or a sudden decrease in your muscle gains. Constant changes or varied exercises challenge your muscles resulting in more muscular gains. Therefore, using one day/week/month to focus on lower reps with higher resistance and the other day/week/month to focus on higher reps with lower resistance helps you continue to see results.

Can I exercise every day or should I alternate days?2020-05-12T17:08:37+00:00

You should strive to perform some form of exercise every day to boost energy levels and productivity, burn calories, and strengthen your body. The key to fitness is mixing up your workout routines and to give your muscles proper time for rest and recovery.

Your muscles are developed by breaking down your muscle tissue and giving your body the appropriate nutrition and time to heal. Your body rebuilds your muscles to handle more resistance by creating bigger stronger muscles. A general rule is to give your muscles 1-2 days of rest before strenuous exercise again.

A common solution to fit your schedule is to break your routines up into muscle groups. For example, exercising legs on day 1, back and biceps on day 2, chest and triceps on day 3, core on day 4, and shoulders on day 5 allows for frequent exercise, but gives each muscle enough time to fully recover.

I injured my shoulder, neck, and/or back. Can I still use Bullworker products?2020-05-12T17:04:33+00:00

Certainly. Bullworker products offer many options for rehabilitation. The ISO-BOW is a great tool for stretching and pain relief by allowing you to control the resistance.

Please consult with your physician before starting an exercise routine.

Can I lose weight using the Bullworker?2020-05-12T16:57:32+00:00

Bullworker’s Sit-at-Home fitness routine provides excellent cardio exercise and helps burn calories. The program also offers nutrition and dietary guides for success. The best way to lose weight is to monitor your calorie intake. Exercise is an excellent addition to any weight-loss program.

Bullworker offers convenient exercise in addition to your weight-loss program (no time consuming trips to and from the gym, no heavy weights to lift, and no cumbersome equipment to make space for).

What exercise program do I use once I finish the 90 day challenge?2020-05-12T16:54:42+00:00

You can find more free Bullworker content on our YouTube channel.

Also checkout your manual for various routines and suggestions (https://bullworker.com/90-day-transformation)

We also recommend mixing up your routines and adding more reps or resistance to exercises to challenge yourself and create the best results.

 

How many sets and reps per set should I perform?2020-05-12T16:51:15+00:00

For stronger and more powerful muscles, use higher resistance and lower reps with 2-3 minutes rest between sets is recommended. (Example: 4 sets of 5 reps)

For toning muscles and building stamina, use lower resistance and higher reps with 1-2 minutes of rest between sets is recommended. (Example: 3 sets of 15 reps)

Muscle confusion: an important concept to achieve the most from your fitness plan by constantly mixing up your exercise routine. Your muscles, like many things, become accustom to your routine. This can result in a plateau or a sudden decrease in your muscle gains. Constant changes or varied exercises challenge your muscles resulting in more muscular gains. Therefore, using one day/week/month to focus on lower reps with higher resistance and the other day/week/month to focus on higher reps with lower resistance helps you continue to see results.

Should I hold my breath while exercising with Bullworker?2020-05-12T16:46:14+00:00

Always remember to breathe when performing an isometric hold. Perform a consistent inhale and exhale, but never hold your breath.