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Leg Pulley with Cassandra – Total Gym Pulse – Gym Fitness Article

Leg Pulley with Cassandra – Total Gym Pulse The leg pulley system is an amazing addition to your workout routine. I like to use it to stretch out my hips and legs on a low level especially with the range of motion you can achieve. I created this routine to show you just how easy it is to attach the ankle straps and pulley system. So join me for a few fun exercise moves perfect for all you beginners out…

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Slow workouts: Part 3 – What are the benefits of slower recovery workouts? – Gym Fitness Article

Slow workouts: Part 3 – What are the benefits of slower recovery workouts? SLOWER MOVEMENTS, QUICK RESULTS Over the year’s trainers have been producing workouts that are faster, more intense, and claim to provide you with better results. Although they are good workouts, most people’s bodies are not equipped to handle the high-intense workouts without risk of injury or reaching muscle failure so quickly. Fast, high powered workouts may be challenging and produce a good sweat, but it is also…

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Slow Workouts: Part 2 – What are the benefits of slower Strength workouts? – Gym Fitness Article

Slow Workouts: Part 2 – What are the benefits of slower Strength workouts? High intensity workouts have been dominating the workout scene, but did you know that there are also proven benefits to changing fast paced exercises to slower, more mindful movements? By performing a variety of ‘slower style’ workouts, you can train your muscles in a different way to develop strength, length, and flexibility, all while maintaining great form, staying safe, and getting the right balance of intensity from…

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Slow workouts: Part 1 – What are the benefits of slower Pilates workouts? – Gym Fitness Article

Slow workouts: Part 1 – What are the benefits of slower Pilates workouts? Running, jumping, spinning, and HIIT circuits all have one thing in common… they’re typically performed at a fast pace at a high intensity. Not all forms of exercises have to be conducted quickly to achieve results. What if you did the opposite and slowed down your movements by focusing on precise execution and core control? Your body will work just as hard, if not harder, at a…

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Get Maximum Distance Off the Tee with Total Gym – Gym Fitness Article

Get Maximum Distance Off the Tee with Total Gym Today’s blog is for my Total Gym Golfers. Master Trainer JayDee here with a dynamic exercise routine that will help you increase club head speed and start crushing your drives to the jaw-dropping dismay of all your golfing buddies. But first…… I hope this blog finds you and your loved ones healthy and peaceful during this weird, pandemic time. I have never been so grateful to have my own home gym.…

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READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 2: INTERMEDIATE PILATES MOVEMENTS – Gym Fitness Article

READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 2: INTERMEDIATE PILATES MOVEMENTS Welcome to Part 2 of the Lean Lines series! Part 1 of the series included a Ready workout consisting of basic Pilates exercises that focused on getting your mind and body ready for more challenging movements. Part 2 of the series will get you Set with additional intermediate exercises to allow you to progress from the basic moves and challenge you with a slighter higher intense workout.…

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READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 3: ADVANCED PILATES MOVEMENTS – Fitness Article

READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 3: ADVANCED PILATES MOVEMENTS Welcome to Part 3 of the Lean Lines series! Part 1 of the series included a Ready workout consisting of basic Pilates exercises that focused on getting your mind and body ready for more challenging movements. Part 2 of the series Set you up with additional intermediate exercises. Part 3 is a more advanced part of the series to make you Glow with higher intense exercises which…

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READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 4: ULTIMATE CHALLANGE! ADVANCED PILATES MOVEMENTS – Gym Fitness Article

READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 4: ULTIMATE CHALLANGE! ADVANCED PILATES MOVEMENTS Welcome to Part 4 of the Lean Lines series! Part 1 of the series included a Ready workout consisting of basic Pilates exercises that focused on getting your mind and body ready for more challenging movements. Part 2 of the series Set you up with additional intermediate exercises. Part 3 had you Glow by introducing more advanced and higher intense exercises. Part 4 combines the…

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How to Alleviate and Prevent Back Aches and Pains with Total Gym – Gym Fitness Article

How to Alleviate and Prevent Back Aches and Pains with Total Gym Hello Total Gym Team! Master Trainer JayDee happy to be back with you for some education on having a life-long healthy back. The stats are staggering when it comes to back pain. Here are a few eye poppers from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Insti-tute:• Back problems are one of the most frequent complaints to doctors • About 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain •…

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Fit in 5 with Cassandra Part 2 – Gym Fitness Article

Fit in 5 with Cassandra Part 2 This exercise series is really a fun and fast way to get a great workout in a short amount of time. I love the simplicity of using the wing attachment to complete the five exercise moves. To get the most out of this routine, you will repeat all five exercise with five rounds. This round of Fit in 5 will work the legs, back, shoulders, arms and abs. Let’s get started! ***Always warm…

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Fit in 5 with Cassandra – Gym Fitness Article

Fit in 5 with Cassandra This exercise series is really a fun and fast way to get a great workout in a short amount of time. I love the simplicity of using only the cables and completing five exercise moves. To get the most out of this routine, you will repeat all five exercise with five rounds. This round of Fit in 5 will work the legs, back, shoulders, and abs. Added bonus, use the Training Deck Cards that came…

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READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 1: BASIC PILATES MOVEMENTS – Gym Fitness Article

READY, SET, GLOW LEAN LINES WORKOUT SERIES – PART 1: BASIC PILATES MOVEMENTS Looking to develop lean muscles and long defined lines? Let’s boost your existing workout program with Pilates exercises that focus on improving inner core strength and power, while emphasizing proper biomechanics. Performing a Pilates based routine on your Total Gym will do just the trick! WHAT IS PILATES? Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength.…

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Resolution Ready Series Part 1- Abs in Gear – Gym Fitness Article

Resolution Ready Series Part 1- Abs in Gear Welcome to the roaring 20’s! What’s a new decade without a fresh set of workouts?! Great workouts start with a solid plan of what you want to accomplish and how you will get there. In my previous blog, I discussed how to set your ‘2020 vision’ by writing down your goals, devising a strategic plan, track your progress often, and committing to yourself to achieve your goals. As you partake in any…

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Fresh Start Beginner Workout with Total Gym’s Training Card Deck – with Cassandra – Gym Fitness Article

Fresh Start Beginner Workout with Total Gym’s Training Card Deck – with Cassandra Happy New Year! This is the perfect time for most people to make some health changes. I really want to congratulate you for taking this huge step forward in your health! Diets and exercising can get really confusing and overwhelming not knowing how to get started. The key to success with any program is to be consistent. I can’t stress that enough when getting started. It was…

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Pull-Up Palooza Party on Your Total Gym – Gym Fitness Article

Pull-Up Palooza Party on Your Total Gym Pull ups Pull-Ups are the best exercise to strengthen your back. There is just one problem. Not many of us mere mortals can perform a full body weight pull-up. Hey, they’re hard! Herein lies the beauty of Total Gym’s entire philosophy: the ability to use a percentage of your bodyweight applying incline plane training. The result is a purely functional and safe way to train your body. How Total Gym helped me with…

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Holiday Hustle Part 5 – Total Gym Pulse – Gym Fitness Article

Holiday Hustle Part 5 – Total Gym Pulse As we approach the end of this year and (as scary as it sounds) this decade, how do you plan to be a better version of yourself? Why wait until the ball drops…? Let’s do it now and roll into the New Year with your customized Holiday Hustle workout! The Holiday Hustle Series contains a variety of five Total Gym workouts that will effi-ciently challenge your muscles, burn off holiday calories, and…

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Holiday Hustle Part 4 – Total Gym Pulse – Gym Fitness Article

Holiday Hustle Part 4 – Total Gym Pulse Don’t let the Holiday season freeze your goals to stay in shape!! Heat things up by prioritizing some, quick, efficient, easy-to-follow work-outs that will be sure to keep you feeling like Frosty! These workouts will not only burn calories, but they give you more energy and manage the stress of the Holiday Hustle. The Holiday Hustle workouts will help you can stay on your fitness and holiday game. The series is broken…

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Holiday Hustle Part 3 – Total Gym Pulse – Gym Fitness Article

Holiday Hustle Part 3 – Total Gym Pulse Parties, tempting treats, and keeping up with the holiday run-around can easily derail your plans to stay fit. Let’s plan and commit to staying active during this busy season with a series of quick fitness routines. The workouts are simple and will put some muscle into your holiday hustle! The Holiday Hustle Series will not only keep your spirits high, but it will help burn off extra calories to keep your health…

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Holiday Hustle Part 2 – Total Gym Pulse – Gym Fitness Article

Holiday Hustle Part 2 – Total Gym Pulse Don’t let the holiday’s throw you off your healthy routine. Continue your healthy habits by performing quick and efficient workouts that maximize your efforts while keeping up with the holiday hustle of the season. This workout program will keep your body on track with a series of workouts that challenge your muscles and helps burn off those extra holiday calories. The holiday series is broken down into five workouts, each having a…

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Holiday Hustle Part 1 – Total Gym Pulse – Fitness Article

Holiday Hustle Part 1 – Total Gym Pulse Put some muscle behind your hustle this holiday season to power you through your day. It’s been a tradition to start the holiday season off with a special series of workouts to get you moving, grooving, and sweating during your holiday hustle. This year is no different and we’re bringing you a brand new Holiday Series specially crafted to offer a variety of short and efficient circuit routines that maximizes time and…

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Holiday Count Down Total Gym Strength Challenge – Gym Fitness Article

Holiday Count Down Total Gym Strength Challenge Don’t let the stresses of the holiday season weigh you down. Instead, let’s build up your muscles and your spirits with a holiday strength challenge that will lead you right up to the big day of festivities. 12 DAYS OF STRENGTH CHALLENGE The holiday countdown is on! Plan to dedicate as little as 15 minutes of your time per day to accomplish a daily strength challenge. The format is simple, but can be…

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How to Get Started with Your New Total Gym – Gym Fitness Article

How to Get Started with Your New Total Gym You have decided to pull the trigger on purchasing a total gym and make a positive change to your life. A big congratulations is in order for investing in your commitment to being active and living a healthier life style!! I also want to to personally congratulate you for joining the Total Gym community and to welcome you to learn and to take full advantage of all the programs and variety…

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Football Conditioning: Strength, Power, Endurance – Part 3 Endurance – Gym Fitness Article

Football Conditioning: Strength, Power, Endurance – Part 3 Endurance Blue 42… Green 18… Hut-Hut… As football players spend countless hours learning secret plays, practicing drills, and lifting massive weights with the team, it is no secret that specialized endurance training off the field is a must to be successful in the game. Now that football season is in full action, there is no better time than now to supplement your existing training with the Total Gym. This is Part 3…

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Football Conditioning: Strength, Power, Endurance – Part 2 Power – Gym Fitness Article

Football Conditioning: Strength, Power, Endurance – Part 2 Power To play, compete, and succeed in high impact sports like football, you have to condition your body in all aspects of fitness, including strength, power, and endurance. This workout focuses on power training (Part 2). If you happened to miss the previous strength workout, you can check it out here: PART 1: STRENGTH PART 2: POWER TRAINING An athlete’s ability to be powerful is related to work (force x distance) and…

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Football Conditioning: Strength, Power, Endurance – Part 1 Strength – Gym Fitness Article

Football Conditioning: Strength, Power, Endurance – Part 1 Strength Football season is in full effect and the time is now to improve your performance! We are going to focus on three major facets of training that will be key to boosting your game on the field. This three-part series covers 1) strength, 2) power, and 3) endurance using the total gym to prepare you for the season. PART 1: STRENGTH TRAINING Strength training is important for athletes of all sports.…

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Perfect Your Posture with Total Gym – Gym Fitness Article

Perfect Your Posture with Total Gym When you walk through life standing with good, effortless posture it positively affects your physical and mental health. To others, you appear taller, more confident, and younger. Mentally, you feel higher self-esteem, more assured and maybe even happier. Physically, your body loves it! You breathe fuller with less effort so you’ll feel less tired. Think of all the money you’ll save on Starbucks and Botox alone! Slumping and poor posture, in general, strains your…

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Exercise Moves that can Help Lower your Blood Pressure – Part 3 – Gym Fitness Article

Exercise Moves that can Help Lower your Blood Pressure – Part 3 Living an active lifestyle not only helps manage your weight, but it also strengthens your heart, lowers stress levels, and helps control high blood pressure. Get your health on track by taking control of your lifestyle habits to prevent and minimize serious heart problems from occurring. In the previous two blogs I discussed the signs, symptoms, and effects of developing high blood pressure which could in turn develop…

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How to Perform the Perfect Plank – Gym Fitness Article

How to Perform the Perfect Plank What single exercise is simple, delivers great results, and is a baseline exercise for many other movements? Drum roll please…Planks! It’s the perfect “go to” exercise to do when you need something simple and effective, don’t know what to workout, and something you can train everyday. Holding a perfect plank requires muscular coordination to suspend your body and hover parallel to the ground. Holding this horizontal position requires your body to work against gravity…

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Recovery Exercises for Baseball Players & Competitive Athletes – Fitness Article

Baseball has come to its seasons end and the playoff teams are in ‘full swing’. Off-season is also a downtime for other teams to recoup, regroup, and recover from a grueling season. This not only holds true for professional athletes, but also for the weekend warriors and those who like to compete. STAY ON TOP OF YOUR GAME So how do you get through a baseball season feeling on top of your game, throwing hard, and injury free? The short…

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5-Minute Lower Body Workout – Total Gym Pulse – Gym Fitness Article

Hey Total Gym Team! It’s Master Trainer JayDee here with a follow up to my last blog “5-minute Upper Body Workout”. If you missed that one, check it out here. If you combine these two workouts on a consistent basis, you’ll be doing a wealth of good for your entire body in a minimal amount of time. Time is life’s currency so let’s get our workouts done in an efficient yet effective manner. That’s the beauty of working out on…

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