New Year, New You – Total Gym’s Fitness Challenge – Week 2

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Greetings Total Gym Fitness Challenge Participants!

How did Week 1 go with the New Year, New You Total Gym 5 Week Fitness Challenge?

I’m sure that you crushed it, kicked some serious butt, and had a blast doing it!

Now that you have Week 1 under your belt, we’re going to increase the intensity just a little bit for Week 2.

Ready?

Let’s do this and get started with Week 2 (Perform the following routine twice this week):

Exercises to be performed on the Total Gym – Week 2

Chest Fly

Sit up straight with good posture facing away from the Total Gym. Grab onto the handles, slightly bend the elbows, and start with the arms straight out to the side. Then bring your hands together in front of you in a clapping motion to complete your first rep. Remember to squeeze in front of you fast but to come back slowly to the starting position. Repeat this sequence to complete the first rep and repeat the exercise to complete the set. (2 Sets of 15 Reps)

Overhead Forward Laterals

Sit up straight with good posture facing the Total Gym. Grab onto the handles and begin to pull them towards your body with your arms fully extended, then raise them high above your head in a controlled matter, then lower your arms slowly back down to the starting position. Repeat this sequence to complete the first rep and repeat the exercise to complete the set. (2 Sets of 15 Reps)

3 Point Pull-Ups

Lay stomach down on the slider with your arms fully extended and grab the wide part of the handgrips with your hands facing one another. Proceed to pull your body weight up fast and while you are in the up position, quickly move your hands to the middle grip. Next you lower your body slowly, then pull back up, quickly move your hands to the inside grip, and slowly lower your body. Repeat this sequence to complete the first rep and repeat the exercise to complete the set. (2 Sets of 5 Reps on each bar)

Wide Back Fly

Sit up straight with good posture facing the Total Gym. Grab onto the handles and begin to pull them towards your body with the goal of getting your arms lined up with the rest of your body, then come back to the starting position to complete the rep. Remember to pull in towards your body fast but to go out slowly to control the movements and maximize the muscle contractions. Repeat this sequence to complete the first rep and repeat the exercise to complete the set. (2 Sets of 15 Reps)

Curls

Sit up straight with good posture facing the Total Gym. Grab onto the handles with a closed fist and begin to curl your hands up with the goal of getting your hands lifted up all the way to your chest. Curl up fast, then come back down to the starting position slowly to complete the rep. Repeat this sequence to complete the first rep and repeat the exercise to complete the set. (2 Sets of 15 Reps)

(Please note that for all exercises you have to adjust the height of your seat to determine your degree of difficulty and how easy or difficult you would like the upcoming exercise to be. The higher the incline, the harder the exercise will be, and the lower the incline, the easier the exercise will be. So please remember to adjust accordingly.)

Trainer Reminder

Be sure to track all of your activity, eating habits, and your goals (on your smartphone/watch or even a notepad) to maximize the New Year, New You Total Gym 5 Week Fitness Challenge. Seeing your progress on a weekly basis will help you stay focused on the goals at a hand especially on those days when you may not feel as motivated to get up and get going.

You’re doing great, see you next week!

Mike Robinson
Mike Z. Robinson is the owner of the highly successful personal training facility, MZR Fitness as well as Mike Z. Robinson Enterprises which features & highlights a myriad of options to help fitness professionals grow their businesses and careers. Mike was the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, is the author of the E-Book: “Fitness Up, Everything Up”, and he is also a Media Spokesperson for both the American Council on Exercise & IDEA Health & Fitness Association.

Comments

  • I just received my new tri-grip bars in the mail yesterday. Very quick delivery. I have the TG 2200 model with all the accessories except the bike pedal. I put it on and used it right away. i must say this is an excellent product for the TG. It gave me a good hard workout. I am 56 years young and this machine has been great to work on. I went from 220 lbs. to 173 and holding!! I am 5’7″ of height. Now to build more muscle for the beach this year!!!

  • Does Total Gym every do Trade-Ins. I have an older one in very good shape, but would love a new one. I like the larger foot pad.
    Also how do I purchase a work out CD?. There was no such thing when I bought mine.

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