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Bullworker Hughes MarketingScam and cheating

Yesterday I received delivery of a Bullworker Steel Bow only to be disappointed as soon as it was put in my hand. The box was torn, obviously roughly handled in transit but then again it could be argued whether the packaging was suitable for delivery.

On opening the Bullworker Steel Bow box I find the exercise chart sitting on top of the apparatus held with an elastic band. The chart was all bent and creased and in poor condition. So now I’m thinking that I’ll have to iron out all the creases if possible before I laminate it and at this point I’ve already used the “F” word to myself.

On first handling the Bullworker Steel Bow it was immediately obvious that this is a poor quality product. After all the sugar coating and superlatives used on this forum it came as quite a surprise.

Bullworker Steel Bow quality control in manufacture is quite absent. Stay away from the Bullworker Steel Bow until they improve the quality.


  • Jo
    John Hughes Mar 11, 2009

    Interesting Mr. Delgado's other posts are favorable of Melissa Marcketta Zumba site and Bert Hernandez Bully Extreme, the marketers behind the Bully Xtreme, a coincidence????

    A creased chart results in the terms "Cheat & Scam" plus the "F" word.
    Most Buyers would request and be given a replacement.

    This sounds like a hack job along the repeated B-X marketing lines.
    Not one favorable comment about the product... not one... very unlikely, indeed.

    Side by side photos and comparison of the Bow next to the B-X is shown as a link "Bullworker Steel-Bow" at the top of this page ( A picture is worth a 1000 words, even against the hack job words these individuals use. See for yourself. Also, one can read up on the marketing tactics used by these individuals.

    I invite and welcome any comparison.

    John Hughes, Bullworker USA

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    vishal singh Mar 20, 2009

    I ordered X5 year and a half back from John to be shipped to India, and till date, I can say its one of the best piece of h/w I have come across. The equipment is as good as new, and nothing has deteriorated as such, excepting the Gold marking on the handles! A testimony of hard sweaty hands on the X5! :-)

    Dont bothr urself wth such biased content John! Ur doing a gr8 job and keep up the quality!


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    pxf65 May 01, 2009

    i ordered the Steel-Bow plus Wall Chart and Excercise DVD (I was unaware that ist was included). The Box containing the items arrived within the stated time after I placed the orderd. The Bullworker Steel-Bow arrived in excellent shape. Had the same quality as the 3 other Bullworkers I have and used when I was 14 years old. Other than the DVD's and Wallchart missing everything was excellent.

    I contacted Hughes Marketing and they apologize for not sending the items (this sometimes happens to every company at one time or another) and the nice lady told me they would be sending me the mising items.

    I am ordering a Bow Clasisc for my 69 year old father later today. He still has his original Bow Flex from back in the 60's.

    Paul X.
    Woodbury, NY

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  • Le
    Lena Jun 02, 2009

    This is a bogus complaint - it's tagged as from UK based bullworker then the person who typed up this complaint moans about the US supplied product.

    Another example of bad negative marketing from bullyextreme who sell a cheap replica of bullworker.

    I have ordered a bullworker from bullworker UK and it arrived promptly and I am very pleased with it. I have subsequently asked some training questions and always received first class assistance from the support people.

    Bullworker - Genuine products from a Genuine company.

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  • El
    Elizabeth Strauss Jul 01, 2009

    I posted this complaint almost a year ago my name is Zaine. I also posted the same complaint that the Bullworker forum. I still feel the same way about the Bullworker steel bow. I have no idea of what you are referring to I never have purchased or owned a Bully Xtreme whatever that thing is.

    Perhaps you should contact me regarding returning the product and refund me my money that would be preferable than having phony testimonials on this website.

    Here is my original post date: Posted: 2008-10-17 by Zaine

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    G. Anton M. Mar 12, 2011

    Just got the Steel Bow bullworker from John Hughes marketing and I am very pleased with the craftsmanship and over-all quality of this fine looking piece of work-out equipment. Comes with a nice bag, 3 interchangeable springs for more or less tension, two wall charts of many, many exercises and a very good instructional DVD. Well worth the money in my opinion.

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    Gary v May 17, 2012

    Zaine, your comment is nothing more that stupid nitpicking. I suppose that Bullworker is at fault for the mishandling of their product while in transit. You must live in a utopian world where nothing ever goes wrong. How do a few ruffled papers affect the quality of it . Dumb. Don't blame Bullworker for the faults of others. You sound like some little kid throwing a temper tantrum. Some people are crybabies and find fault with everything. Grow up and use it. You'll see.

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    Gary v May 17, 2012

    Zaine, you say that you posted this complaint before but how is it that your name above you says ELIZABETH STRAUSS. You say that you never purchased the Bully Xtreme. I don't necessarily believe what you say since you lied about who you are.

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    DH UK Aug 25, 2012

    I'm in the UK and have had several Bullworkers from John Hughes at Bullworker USA. They've arrived in perfect condition and always within a week or so. The Bullworker Classic and Steel Bow are EXCELLENT quality products and built to a very high standard. I also have a Rio Powerworker (purchased from Argos her in the UK a few years back) which is EXACTLY the same as the Bully Extreme. this is not a bad product but nowhere near the quality of the John Hughes Bullworker USA units.

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  • Wi
    william 5 Dec 24, 2012
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    Verified customer

    I have a bullworker classic and use it every day, i think it's great quality!

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    TazzyUK Sep 16, 2013

    Hiya all
    Apologies for being off topic but is there anyway to get the Bullworker (Bow Classic or Steel Bow) here in the UK without having to order it from the states? Postal charges from the states do add a lot to the overall price plus the added chance of having a customs charge slapped on top too.
    If anyone knows of a UK Distributor, please let me know

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    william 5 Sep 16, 2013
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Hi there, just to let you know that if you order from John Hughes Bullworker USA, your going to get quality. I got one shipped to Canada and got it in good shape. Their warranty is great, I had a bit of trouble with my classic and they sent me another without a problem and no extra cost to me ( no fees, no second shipping, nothing) they were very kind and easy to order from. I hope this helps anyone in doubt of Bullworker USA. Thank you John Hughes and Linda who helped endlessly.

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  • Sh
    Shenster Nov 22, 2014

    I acquired it, I would never purchase one. I have always wanted to handle one and compare. And so I have. I will state right from the start that the Bullworker Bow Classic is a superior Bully in every way.

    1. The Bully X's handles are very small, smaller even than those of the older Bullworkers'. They are made of a hard, smooth plastic, making them somewhat slippery. The handles on the Bullworkers are much bigger and their non-slip rubber laminate makes them a pleasure to grab hold of and grip.

    2. The Bully X is way too stiff. I must have gotten v.4. You couldn't turn around to where Bert wasn't advertising a new improved version. Last count he was up to 4. I believe his only "improvements" have been to up the resistance on each version. Well, there comes a point to where it is no longer a valid live iso exerciser. I mean, too much resistance defeats the whole purpose of the Bully if you can barely budge it. Funny thing, though, the resistance is much less when pulling on the cables. Wonder why?

    3. There is a squeaking, clunking noise when compressing the Bully X, like the older Bullworkers. The tubes are a bit rickety, also like the older Bullworkers. It doesn't employ the same latest technology that the Bullworker does, making compression smooth and quiet.

    4. I was particularly interested to see what the difference is between the Bully X's 3-tube design and the Bullworker's 2-tube design. Bert makes much ado of those two independent tubes on either end. In compressing both Bullies, I found that there is no difference at all. I mean, all the resistance is essentially channeled down a central shaft, so it doesn't matter if there are 2, 3, or a dozen tubes.

    5. The sliding plastic rings around the Bully X are narrow, flimsy and somewhat loose. The ring around the Bullworker is a solid, wide, form fitting transparent plastic with a red line running around the middle, making it easy to see your mark.

    6. The gauge on the Bull X is a colorful, almost cartoonish plastic laminate. There are already signs of it beginning to buckle in spots. The gauge on the Bullworker is etched in steel and has a more professional look to it.

    7. The Bully X has no handles on the cables. This is a biggy. The moveable, contoured rubber handles on the cables of the Bullworker enables every exercise to be performed to the max due to hand comfort.

    8. The carrying case for the Bully X is a bit chinsy looking with a flimsy plastic window covering one side in its entirety. I suppose this is so that you can see the Bully X within. The material on the other side isn't as heavy as that of the Bullworker, and the zipper is no where near as heavy duty as that on the Bullworker carrying case, and it doesn't open up nearly as much. The Bully X name along with a biceps-flexing bulldog are silk screened on the case. The Bullworker name is embroidered on its case. The Bullworker carrying case could be compared to a top-notch back pack, and The Bully X's carrying case could be compared to something you'd get your little kid.

    So, there you have it. Anyway, despite Bert's claims, in the guise of Frank Sherril, Army Ranger extraordinaire, that he invented the Bully X, it is actually the Super 4 sold in India.

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