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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.

Feb
21

Total Gym Weekly Workout: Core Control

Today’s exercise is a great example of how the Total Gym can make a very difficult Pilates exercise doable for even a novice!

This is an advanced Pilates exercise called Jack Knife.  It was designed to be executed on a flat surface, but by using the incline of the Total Gym, it reduces the difficulty.

Although it is a nice neck stretch for most, if you have any neck “issues”, do not try it!

Enjoy!

The 2012 PGA season is rockin’ with four come from behind victories.  The Master’s is around the corner so stay tuned for more golf game enhancing exercises this spring!

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/.

Feb
9

Total Gym Weekly Workout: Hammer the Hamstrings

Total Gym Inside blogger and “Fytness Fanatik” Amanda Lynn Mayhew shares her “Hammer the Hamstrings” workout to strengthen and tone the back of the legs, increase muscle definition, boost power and reduce the chances of injury.

Add new challenge to your leg routine with the Total Gym Leg Pulley System to trim and tone while increasing flexibility!

Click the image to watch the workout or play the video below:

 

Perform 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps of the following exercises:

* Hamstring Curls

* Hamstring Curls with Crunch

* Single Leg Hamstring Curls

* Attach Leg Pulley System – Single Leg Hamstring Curls.  Purchase Leg Pulley system for Total Gym Commercial Models here. For Total Gym XLS, shop here.

* Hip Abduction

Jan
23

Total Gym Weekly Workout – Shoulder & Squat Cardio Blast

Healthy posts from “Fytness Fanatik” Amanda Lynn Hare!

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

Today, Amanda Lynn demos her favorite Total Gym Shoulder & Squat Combinations for a fast, effective strength & cardio blast!

Perform 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps of the following exercises:

* Squats with Shoulder Shrugs

* Squats with Shadow Boxing

* Calf Squats with Parallel Arm Flex

* Calf Squats with Shadow Boxing

* Singe Leg Calf Squats with Parallel Arm Flex

Jan
4

Total Gym Weekly Workout – New Year Smart Start

Happy New Year Total Gym’ers! We hope you are off to a FANTASTIC 2012!

What good habits are you planning to adopt this year? Inspire us by leaving a Comment below.

Here’s your New Year Smart Start workout to get the year started right!

This is an efficient exercise sequence maximizing the inverted prone position on Total Gym. Need a Press Bar for your Total Gym Sport, GTS or PowerTower? Click here. Total Gym XLS owners, click here to purchase the Press Up Bars.

Pushup; Overhead Press; Prone Jackknife

Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year!