Total Gym Fit Review
The Total Gym Fit is the newest model in the Total Gym collection of workout benches. It was released toward the end of 2017 and offers the most levels of resistance of any of the previous models. There are twelve ladder rungs on this machine so you can adapt it to the perfect angle for your fitness level. There are over 85 exercises to choose from so you can keep your workout program effective and varied. It also has a limited lifetime warranty. In this article, we will give you an up-close look at the Total Gym Fit to give you the research you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Has 12 levels of resistance and positions of incline
Includes six different DVDs with instruction and exercise videos
Comes complete with no assembly required
The parts warranty is not very long considering the price of the machine
It also comes with a wide variety of accessories so you can get a more complete workout. There is a squat stand included to help you with barbell workouts. There is a wing attachment that will help with working your back and shoulders. The leg pulley will help you develop your leg and hip muscles, and you can even do pilates with this machine. All of these exercises help to provide a wide range of exercises you can do. That makes it a complete, effective machine.
Bodybuilders and advanced trainers have been limited in the past by the resistance levels on machines, but now that problem is solved. The increased resistance is thanks to the extra number of rungs on the glide board ladder.
Looking to add more resistance training-based exercise to your routine, take a look at resistance bands we reviewed in 2019.
Range of Exercises
With the Total Gym system, you are also able to work both sides of your body unilaterally, which has been shown to bring greater benefits. As an example when you are doing the bench press, you are pushing a separate pulley handle away from your body with each hand. This isolates each side of the pectoral muscles and also brings into play the small, synergistic muscles that assist the movement.
To help you be even more effective, this set includes six DVDs to help you get the most out of your system. There is one to get you started called Start It Up. If you have a limited amount of time to work out there is the 6-8 Minute Workout DVD. There are also DVDs for beginners and one for intermediate, as well as a 5-Day Advanced Program and AbCrunch Workout.
The Total Gym Fit can be folded for easy storage. Even when unfolded it has a compact footprint with measurements of 18.5 inches by 93 inches by 44.5 inches. When folded this shrinks to 18.5 by 50.5 by 8.5, making it easy to slide the unit under a bed or store away in a cupboard.
Easy To Use
This bench is easy on your body while you are getting a good workout. It gives you possibilities for cross-training by combining cardio with strength training but will not put too much strain on your joints. The resistance works with your body weight and is low-impact. This machine can satisfy any exercise need from gentle physical rehab to intense workouts for weight loss and stamina.
When you are done with your workout, it is easy to fold up this bench and move it out of the way. This bench is compact and easy to maneuver so it can be where you need it to be.
This equipment has a 450-pound weight capacity and is very sturdy, so you can feel the stability while you exercise and know it is going to hold up. It is also nice and quiet so even your ears will be comfortable.
The leg pulley system is also a versatile addition to the gym. It lets you work on your leg muscles, especially your thighs, and the muscles around your hips. It can help you stabilize your hip and knee while helping avoid injuries by strengthening your muscles there. There are also pilates ropes and cuffs to add plenty of variety to your workout.
The system has been upgraded include a new pulley and cable system with nylon strap handles that are flexible and an improved squat stand. It comes with the handy accessories as well that help add a new dimension to your workout. The leg-pull accessory, strap handles, and wing attachment are designed to accent your workout and to last through any intense workout.
The Final Word
This bench is especially perfect for small spaces because it only weighs 66 pounds and is very easy to move and store, so you can put it out of the way when you are not using it. That and the fact that it comes with all the accessories you need as well as DVDs with exercises makes this a great choice for a home exercise gym.