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  1. FightingLegacy is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/08/2008 8:24pm

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    Anyone use the Total Gym?

    Does anyone here use a Total Gym? I've recently been working out on one I purchased and I was hoping to get some good routines for strength, stretching, cardio...or anything.

    I appreciate the help y'all.
  2. Kentucky Fried Chokin is offline
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    Portrait of a BJJer as a Young Man

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    Posted On:
    6/08/2008 8:55pm

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     Style: BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, I know a guy that uses it. His name is Chuck Norris and he is fucking awesome!

    Nuff said.
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    Posted On:
    6/08/2008 9:11pm


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    Total Gym = cardio and stretching? I mean, I guess I could stand on it with one foot and put the other on the ground and then pull the handles if I didn't have the ability to do a split on the floor, but it might hurt...

    It's only one piece of equipment, it's not actually an entire gym, despite the name.
  4. Emevas is offline
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    Posted On:
    6/08/2008 9:11pm

    supporting member
     Style: Boxing/Wrestling

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you still have a moneyback guarantee on that thing, take them up on it.
    "Emevas,
    You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
  5. Teh El Macho is offline
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    Posted On:
    6/08/2008 9:44pm

    supporting member
     Style: creonte on hiatus

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    to the OP:

    why???????????????????????
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
  6. MrGalt is offline
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    Posted On:
    6/09/2008 12:28am


     Style: Seidokaikan

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Think of the kickass dip racks and pullup bars and **** you could build with the proceeds from returning that thing to the store.

    http://www.efisportsmedicine.com/hom...ompare-models/ Holy **** $4695? Never mind, think of the entire home gym you could build with the money.
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    Posted On:
    6/09/2008 2:38am


     Style: The Kempo, Kickboxing

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  8. Histpun is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/09/2008 6:14am

    Bullshido Newbie
     

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    Posted On:
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    supporting member
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    Seriously, dump/return that **** off if you can and do the following:

    1. See the sticky thread here and look at the 'weight training' thread as well as the 'do-it-yourself equipment' thread.

    2. Check the crossfit.com website and read the articles and see the videos. See if there is an affiliate near your location and sign in. Seriously.

    3. Purchase the following:

    Mark Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Edition"

    The starting resistance band kit (bands #1, #2 and #3) from iron woody fitness

    Ross Enamait's Never Gymless

    4 dumbbell handles
    10 ten-lbs plates
    4 five-lbs plates
    a pair of 5lbs wrist/ankle weights (to be used as 5lbs dumbbells if needed - for some exercises.)
    a pair of 2.5lbs wrist weights (specially those with a thumb hook.)
    a jumping rope

    a 12-lbs soft medicine ball.



    That's the bare minimum a person would ever need.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
  10. Kempo Chris is offline
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    6/09/2008 12:41pm


     Style: The Kempo, Kickboxing

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've used the total gym - it sucks

    Be a man join the gym
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