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Aug
15

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: TOTAL BODY STRETCHING

Aerobic exercise, strength training, and nutrition are three components of a balanced fitness regime, but there is one often neglected component too – stretching.

Stretching is important for every work out.  It improves balance, stability, and circulation; aids athletic performance, relaxation, and posture and helps you to avoid injury by maximizing the range of motion of your joints; minimizing unnecessary strain and cramping; and increasing your overall flexibility.

Without stretching, tendons, ligaments and muscles will shorten, causing damage over time.

Total Gym Inside blogger and “Fytness Fanatik” Amanda Lynn Mayhew demonstrates how to use your Total Gym to get a total body stretch for your back, arms, hamstrings glutes and thighs.

These stretches isolate specific muscles for a few breaths. Hold each stretch at least thirty seconds to lengthen muscles and lead to flexibility.

Amanda Lynn Mayhew has been a Total Gym user since 1998. Amanda Lynn is here to share her enthusiasm for healthy, fit and fun living.

Jul
17

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: ONE MOVE TO WORK YOUR LOWER BODY

Total Gym Inside blogger and “Fytness Fanatik” Amanda Lynn Mayhew shares her favorite move to target your glutes, hamstrings, core and thighs.

Watch the video below to see Amanda demonstrate this move:

Do 3 reps of 30; slow and strong

  • On your Total Gym – keep your heels on the top of the squat stand and your shoulders flat on the glideboard.
  • Push your body up towards the tower and raise your hips, holding for a moment and releasing slowly.

Amanda Lynn Mayhew has been a Total Gym user since 1998. Amanda Lynn is here to share her enthusiasm for healthy, fit and fun living.

Jun
5

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: LOW AND STRONG

You don’t have to jack up your resistance level to the highest incline in order to get a great workout on your Total Gym. By keeping your incline low, focusing on technique and repeating as many reps as you can do for each strength move — you’ll find you’re working out just as hard to tone and tighten your body.

Watch Amanda Lynn demonstrate a few of her favorite AB exercises on her Total Gym Sport while keeping the resistance nice and low.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWgtu5ihWPw&feature=youtu.be

Amanda Lynn Mayhew has been a Total Gym user since 1998. Amanda Lynn is here to share her enthusiasm for healthy, fit and fun living.

May
23

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: Stretching & strengthening of the Core and More

 

Like most sports, in golf, a strong core is essential. It helps you attain a good golf swing with distance and power while also preventing injury.

But what exactly does “core” mean? The “core” is more than just tight abdominals – The glutes, the upper and lower back muscles, the psoas muscle of the hips – all of these muscles make up the “core” and help stabilize your body so that you can perform better with less pain and injury.

Having a strong core affects our daily lives as well. For those sitting at a desk all day, poor postural habits can form, but with a strong core, you can fight against that.

Check out today’s combo of exercises that work to strengthen and stretch some of these “core” muscles. These moves will develop your upper and lower back as well as stretch your lower back and hamstrings for greater range of motion.

You’ll notice how this combination of exercises truly takes advantage of Total Gym’s blend of utilizing body weight, incline and GRAVITY for assistance and resistance to create a nice flow from one move to the next.

Have a super golfing summer and stay tuned for next month’s blog.

Hit em’ straight!

 

JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the “Core Golf Fitness” program. JayDee’s Core Golf Fitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase at http://coregolffitness.com

Apr
30

Total Gym Weekly Workout: The Ultimate Backside Express Workout

 

Get Out of Your Workout Rut and Start to Move Your Butt!

Workouts should be interesting, challenging, goal achieving, and most importantly fun!

So often, the “fun” is not so fun and then your workouts begin to suffer.  As a trainer, I see how working out can be put as a last priority – you start to find ‘other’ things to do with your time, whether it is running errands, taking the kids to their activities or just sitting around. It usually boils down to lack of motivation or not knowing the right exercises to perform.

Total Gym Master Trainer Maria Sollon Scally, MS, CSCS has created an express workout using the Total Gym that will help get you out of the rut… and up off your butt.

This simple, yet challenging workout will have your entire body shaped up in no time!

GUIDELINES:

  • Perform each exercise 10-15x’s
  • Work with full range of motion through each move
  • Be sure to keep the core tight/active and breathe efficiently through each exercise
  • Repeat the circuit as may times as desired or as time permits

THE WORKOUT:

INCLINE 1-2 (just glide board)

  • Reverse lunge & twist
  • Lunge runners
  • Inverted plank, knee tucks/ pikes
  • REPEAT OTHER SIDE

CHANGE INCLINE 4-5 (depending on strength level

  • Cable leg sweeps
  • Cable leg kickbacks
  • REPEAT OTHER SIDE

CHANGE INCLINE 3-4 (depending on strength level)

Face tower

  • Kneeling surfer
  • Kneeling high rows
  • Kneeling triceps extensions

REMOVE Cable & Put Foot Holder Up

  • Hamstring Curls
  • Decline Crunch with MedBall Twist
Apr
10

TOTAL GYM WEEKLY WORKOUT: INCREASE POWER FROM YOUR LEGS

Hey Total Gym Insiders and Golfers!

I have to congratulate Bubba Watson on his victory at the Masters Tournament this past weekend – his first major championship win.

As golf’s longest driver, one thing Watson needs is a STRONG CORE and STRONG LEGS.

Strong legs = more distance and power in golf. But to get more club head speed in your golf swing you also want more flexibility and a strong core to transfer the power from your legs and protect your back from the rigors of the golf swing.

Here is a FUN and EFFECTIVE trilogy of exercises any fitness enthusiast can do to increase power in your legs, strengthen your core and stretch your hamstrings and lower back! Click the image to watch the video.

 


JayDee Cutting is a GRAVITY Master Trainer, certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor and creator of the “Core Golf Fitness” program. JayDee’s Core Golf Fitness DVD offers on-course and warm-up exercises proven to help advance your golf game and is available for purchase at http://coregolffitness.com.

Apr
3

Total Gym Weekly Workout – Push Yourself Strong

Exercise your “right to bare arms”! Total Gym Inside blogger and “Fytness Fanatik” Amanda Lynn Mayhew shares her “Push Yourself Strong” workout to strengthen and tone your biceps, back and shoulders – just in time for the warmer weather. 

Watch Amanda demonstrate this easy exercise in the video below:

(Note: Amanda uses  the Total Gym Press Bar to perform these moves).

Amanda Lynn Mayhew has been a Total Gym user since 1998. Amanda Lynn is here to share her enthusiasm for healthy, fit and fun living.

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