Incline Bodyweight Training with The Total Gym

Are you inclined to getting real results from your time spent working out? Are you inclined to home workouts that are kinder to your joints, especially the spine? Are you inclined to appreciate multi-tasking workouts that save you time because you are working multiple muscle groups at the same time? Are you inclined to save even more precious time because you’re working out on your Total Gym at home and it’s quick and easy to change exercises and resistance?


That’s why you’ll love Incline Bodyweight Training with your Total Gym!


Let me elaborate these benefits and spell out five awesome reasons to appreciate incline training in the comfort of your own home:


Functional Training At It’s Best

Functional training is the biggest buzz word in fitness as of late and for good reason. Functional training can be defined as exercises which involve training the body for the activities performed in daily life. Yeah, I know working out helps us lose weight and look better, but a stronger and fitter body also increase the effectiveness of everything we do in life from our hobbies and activities to our work and sex life! The Total Gym uses your own body weight, allows for multi-planar movements, requires core engagement and can emulate daily life movements. All of these are text book functional training components.


Easier on Your Joints

When training on your Total Gym, your body is free to move in all three planes of motion. Watch the accompanying video for a great visual as I compare doing a chest press on the Total Gym to doing it on a machine or with a barbell at the gym.


A Natural Way to Sculpt Your Body

Look at the beautiful physiques of people who train using their own body weight. Dancers, figure skaters, rock climbers, swimmers, gymnasts are great examples. They all have balanced bodies which are aesthetically pleasing and also helps avoid injuries compared to having some muscle groups over or under-developed.


Great for Multi-Tasking Exercises

At Total Gym we refer to these as Compound Exercises. Who doesn’t love a two for one special? These moves combine two or more muscle groups in one exercise. This increases the efficiency and effectiveness of your workout and improves your coordination and proprioception.


Proprioception is a fancy word which means the mental awareness of your body movements in space. For example, top athletes require excellent proprioception. Multi-tasking also saves time which leads me to one of the top benefits you’ll enjoy from your Total Gym home workouts.


Time Saving

If you add up all the time you save working out at home compared to driving to the gym, parking, waiting for equipment you want to use to open up, and gym rhetoric (checking in, locker room, showering, packing your bag, etc.) it is substantial. My gym is only a 10 minute drive but I have calculated that I save about 40 minutes per workout by training at home on my Total Gym.


You know how valuable time is and we’re all reminded of this during the holiday season. The time when many things get added to our plates – figuratively (our schedules) and literally (our food plates!) This is not the time to cut out our calorie and stress burning workouts.


Finally, go to the video as I’ll demonstrate these five benefits and Santa JayDee will give you a great chest workout as an early Christmas gift.

JayDee Cutting III, MBA

JayDee Cutting III, MBA is an Educator for the American Council On Exercise and holds 12 fitness certifications including Pilates, yoga, personal training, lifestyle and weight management. JayDee is a Total Gym master trainer and spokesmodel since 2004. He lectured and taught wellness at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Spa and is featured in over 10 fitness DVDs and over 40 fitness television programs. He developed his own Coregolf Fitness Program and founded the NiceDogYoga Company. His mission statement is: “My passion is inspiring people to enhance their lives through wellness, creating healthier, happier, higher qualities of life.”

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