Personal trainer John Peel is back to Total Gym Pulse to show us a great workout to not only look your best but also get a great energy boost before you go out using The Total Gym home exercise machine. Whether you’re getting ready for a job interview, attending a formal gathering or even going on a date, looking and feeling your best is key to give you the utmost confidence.
The workout John demonstrates predominantly works the chest area. This is particularly good for guys as it will help pump up the chest giving your shirt a nice filled out look. Another advantage to this chest workout is it combines three different exercises without ever having to move your position on the machine.
Begin the workout by sitting on the glide of The Total Gym with your knees slightly bent. The first exercise John demonstrates is the “Chest Press.” This is done by keeping your arms in close to your body at a 90 degree angle then pushing straight out.
Next, John transitions into a “Chest Fly” by extending his arms wide and bringing them together in front of his face. Flies are a great way to expand your chest muscles and give you maximum definition.
Finally, John ends the three part series by going into a “Decline Press.” Not only are you strengthening your chest muscles but you are also working your triceps, deltoids and biceps.
Do as many reps of these three exercises as you can in minute and rest for thirty seconds. When the resting time is done, start back up again for another minute. Continue this cycle for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel comfortable with.
We would like to thank John for joining us today on Total Gym Pulse. If you are interested in learning more about The Total Gym so you can do a workout like the one you saw today and more, please visit us at Total Gym Direct. Look out for more great workout tips coming from John soon!
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paul6 Nov 2015
Just a suggestion, three ways of building a bigger chest which has worked for me first do rows: Bent over and dumbbell rows build the upper back muscles, keeping them in balance with your pecs. Your chest won’t grow if the body senses imbalance, so do as much work for your back as for your front side.Second do suspended flyers: Forget lying on the bench. Use gymnastics rings or a suspension trainer like the TRX and perform a flye motion. Moving your body weight through space rather than moving dumbbells activates more pec fibers. Lastly use less of an angle: Most guys do incline or decline presses at too steep an angle, transferring the stress of the exercise to their front delts and, worse, their shoulder joints. Use a shallower angle of 20–25 degrees to work the pecs more safely and directly —- Did you know: Pectoralis comes from the Latin word pectus, which means chest or heart and soul.