View Full Version : Has anyone tried The Total Gym?
07-19-2008, 08:46 AM
Looks like a great workout and not too diffiult.
07-19-2008, 08:55 AM
it's a great workout and is as hard or easy as you want it to be. I'm running now but I'll be back if you have more questions. I own a high end personal training studio with my husband that focuses on functional training. We have the commercial versions of the total gym. It's not the focus of our training, but we do like it as do our clients.
07-19-2008, 10:16 AM
My husband has a Total Gym, used it at one point, and hasn't for a long time. He's not a gym type of person who cares since he gets lots of physical workout from spring up to early winter, but then nothing.
When he fell from his truck he did use the Gym consistently to heal his leg which he did. I just couldn't figure out how to move the springs. I never watched the video and surely that would help.
I would love tips however if you can share firefaery. I fight getting the lower and upper stomach into shape.
I finally got my right leg xrayed by chiro yesterday with the back out, the pelvis out, the hip out including knee and hamstring all related. So I can continue exercising but have chiro treatments 2x week for about monthly only. I am doing leg extensions and curls to help with the leg. It could have been a dormant injury but now putting lots of stress on left side so have to fix that. Had trainer for several months and surely he helped me in other areas knowing how to function at the gym I go to with machine operations, but probably helped aggrevate the condition to come to surface with all those crazy bunny hops, stairmaster and running around gym with wrong machine all at one time. Oh well. I'm on the mend now.
Thanks Fire for sharing any tips that may help. Chiro was saying my yoga twisting would not help with my back issue as it is moving the "bones" he is focusing on.
08-01-2008, 08:24 PM
Don't waste your money on contraptions and gimmicks that will probably end up in your garage sale.
You can get a better workout using your own bodyweight. There are many sites that describe various bodyweight exercises for every muscle. Bruce Lee developed his ripped physique with body weight exercise and isometrics.
Two sites that will get you started...
Great helpful forums on both as well.
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