PEERtrainer has been reviewing the Total Gym product line, testing the product, speaking with the company, speaking with users of the product. This is an ongoing review and you can see our full review of Total Gym here. This blog post covers our review of the Total Gym 2000, which is the introductory product in a three product lineup that also includes Total Gym 3000 and Total Gym XLS.
Total Gym 2000
# of Exercises: Over 40
Maximum weight of user: 250 lbs
Frame warranty: Lifetime
Warranty on parts: None
Squat stand: Not Available
Folds for easy storage?: Yes
Summary of Total Gym 2000:
The 2000 model is suitable for the more basic home user who wants to increase their flexibility and do lighter strength training. It’s not that you can’t add more muscle mass and increase your strength- of course you can- it’s just that the versatility of the other models is not available in this one. For instance, there are far fewer variations to work out your legs.
If you’re looking to increase your overall muscle mass for fat burning and to increase your metabolism, it’s a good idea to focus on your legs because they contain the largest muscles in your body. It’s pretty straightforward math: in general, more muscle = more fat burned and better metabolism.
That said, there are many other bodyweight exercises (standing squats and lunges for instance) that you can do without any machine whatsoever. Supplementing your Total Gym 2000 with such exercises might be a great combination.
Great product for someone who wants light strength training and if you are looking to be Chuck Norris you probably want to go with the XLS.
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