Anyone work out on a total gym?

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
#4
Bought a 1500 for $199 new plus shipping included the lat bar, dip bars, and squat stand. Used one in rehab, worked great, and bought it
 
#5
I bought mine at academy sports for $109. regularly 219. It came with the dip bars, leg pully, and the sit up or pull up bar. the darn thing busted on me this morning. the little washer ring that holds it on its track cracked in half. I'm gonna have to wait like a week. That suck, I was just getting into it to, and just getting over being sore. Sh@#$t happens i guess.
 

POGO

Hall of Fame
#6
tylerchadwick said:
I bought mine at academy sports for $109. regularly 219. It came with the dip bars, leg pully, and the sit up or pull up bar. the darn thing busted on me this morning. the little washer ring that holds it on its track cracked in half. I'm gonna have to wait like a week. That suck, I was just getting into it to, and just getting over being sore. Sh@#$t happens i guess.
I'm not surprised. Totalgyms are known to break prematurely, and they are known to have many safety related recalls. I would suggest doing a research on your model and see if there are any safety recalls so the manufacture will send you a free fix.

Old fashion free weights and just a simple flat bench is the best IMHO, no gimmicks and they last much, much longer.
 

Docalex007

Hall of Fame
#9
Although free weights are better, the total gym, which I have, is very comfortable and is a great way to stretch out. Do some reps before going out to hit...thats what I do and I feel great when I step out of my car ready to hit the court.
 
#10
I am shopping for a Total Gym and there are 4 models: From $500 to $3,800! I found that the ones found on Craiglist were those that cost new $300 model. They no longer being made.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
#11
I've been using the Weider Total Body Works 5000 for over 25 years (I had to replace the cable). It is the greatest machine after dumbbells. Essentially it is a body weight machine, not a machine machine.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
#12
I've been using the Weider Total Body Works 5000 for over 25 years (I had to replace the cable). It is the greatest machine after dumbbells. Essentially it is a body weight machine, not a machine machine.
It is the opposite of free weights, the pulley reverses the direction of gravity.
 

TnsGuru

Professional
#15
I especially like this exercise to strengthen/stabilize your core muscles. Mimicks the tennis stroke rotation needed for effective groundstrokes.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
#16
Found an used top the line model on Craigslist and the seller wanted $3K! I told him for $800 more I could buy a brand new one!
The Weider Total Body Works 5000 is cheaper and better. But you may have to replace the cable, that's about $25.

The Weider Total Body Works 5000 is a masterpiece. It is a work of art. It should be in a museum. Incredibly simple, incredibly elegant, and incredibly versatile.
 
#17
I don't see the point of those things, they are an expensive PITA. For home workouts, you can get yourself in great shape with just a pull up bar and a gym mat, if you have a bench and weights even better.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
#18
I don't see the point of those things, they are an expensive PITA. For home workouts, you can get yourself in great shape with just a pull up bar and a gym mat, if you have a bench and weights even better.
Yes. A pull up bar, dumbbells, stability ball (bench substitute), TRX (or clones), and maybe elastic bands are all you need.

From a bodybuilding (the art of sculpting), you need a fine tool like the Weider Total Body Works. Again, it is a fine tool, like fine utensils, or you can eat with your hands.

It's only $120 on Walmart. Forgot, $145, because you will need to replace the cable.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
#19
I especially like this exercise to strengthen/stabilize your core muscles. It mimics the tennis stroke rotation needed for effective groundstrokes.
The Titan Wall Mounted Short Pulley Tower is even better. $126. If you live in a house and have the space. It does the same exercise, but on a standing platform, the closest to how a tennis player moves.

 
#23
The Total Gym is a home gym system for total fitness where you use your own body weight to do strength building exercises. It is extremely flexible, and allows you to work with every part of your body. Since you are using your own body weight to train, the machine works well for everybody(indianworkouts).
 
#24
Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley are the ones that I always look forward watching on TV for the Total Gym! Not too many infomercial this year for some reason. Chuck now is the sole spokesperson with Christie appealing only a minute or so in the infomercial! I think Christie may have gotten married again to another multi-millionaire. She has been married to very wealthy guys and maybe this is her 4 or 5 marriage. A true golddrigger it seems.
 
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