Total Gym Tri-Grip Shaper Bar Workout

Total Gym Tri-Grip Shaper Bars Workout Video

I love my Total Gym! As a person who makes a living as a fitness trainer, this one piece of equipment allows me to give my clients safe, unique, and efficient workouts. One of the assets my clients and I love is the Total Gym’s versatility. I could literally train a client for a year and not give them the same workout twice. I hope you are utilizing and appreciating this dynamic aspect of your Total Gym.

To crank up versatility even more, you can truly customize your workouts and expand your exercise library with new accessories that the Total Gym engineers are always coming up with. Today, I will be highlighting one of my favorite attachments: the Tri-Grip Shaper Bar. It’s amazing!


Watch the video so you will see how easy it is to attach the Tri-Grip Shaper Bar. 

Another great benefit of buying this accessory for your home gym is that it not only attaches to the top of your Total Gym to train your pulling muscles (back and biceps) it also attaches to the bottom rails to train two of your pushing muscles (shoulders and triceps). 

Check out the video as I will highlight three of my favorite exercises with the Tri-Grip Shaper Bar attached to the top of your Total Gym and three with this dynamic accessory attached to the bottom. Here is what you’ll learn:

Attached to the top:

1. Pull-Ups

Utilizing all three grips to train different parts of your back, I will also demonstrate how doing a pull-up with a back extension will also strengthen your lower back to keep your spine healthy.

  • • Wide Grip – targets the wider parts of your back. And hey, if your back is wider, guess what looks smaller? Your waist!
  • • Narrow Top Grip – targets more of the mid-back muscles.
  • • Narrow Bottom Grip – also targets more of the mid-back muscles and may feel better if you have any wrist or shoulder issues.

2. Chin-Ups

Chin-ups do train your back, but these will recruit your biceps more so you can pump up those guns.

3. Plyometric Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups

These are unique to your home Total Gym and they’re FUN! They build explosive power and target your fast twitch muscle fibers. Think of a sprinter’s legs: Big and powerful as sprints are explosive and train fast twitch muscle fibers. Compare that to a marathon runner’s legs: Skinnier legs as they train their slow twitch muscle fibers built for endurance.

Attached to the Bottom:

4. Shoulder Presses

Utilizing all three grips again to target different parts of the shoulders and triceps. This also allows for alternatives if you have shoulder tightness or injuries. It is imperative that you always train in a pain-free range of motion.

5. Plank to Push-Up to Pike-Up

A challenging three-in-one special!

6. Plyometric Shoulder Presses and Single-Arm Work

An explosive, fun party for training your shoulders.

You’re going to love this accessory! It truly turns up the volume and functionality of your Total Gym. It’s even enough to make Chuck Norris proud! 

Go get yours today from Total Gym Direct here, and sculpt your body to be beach or pool ready for summer.


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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