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

Professional
#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

Professional
#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.
 
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