Total Gym Weight Bar Review

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Weight training is proven to increase lean muscle, burn fat and increase metabolism. Although weight training benefits the body, weight training can potentially become dangerous for the inexperienced. The dangers include falling weights and bodily harm from using the improper amount of weight. Any weight training program should be monitored closely by a trained professional.

The Total Gym was traditionally marketed as a body weight resistance trainer. The use of free weights eliminated the dangers associated with weight training. The Total Gym introduced the Total Gym Weight Bar as a means to increase resistance during training. Why would Total Gym negate their core principles simply to sell merchandise?

List of Ingredients

Solid steel bar designed to increase resistance during a Total Gym workout.

Product Features

The Total Gym Weight Bar is a solid steel bar designed to add resistance to a Total Gym exercise program. The product slides into the holes near the glide board of the Total Gym.

We could not find information regarding the weight limit associated with the Total Gym Weight Bar. Since the Total Gym is not typically designed to house free weights, the maximum weight capacity is necessary in order to not cause the machine to become unbalanced. The manufactures recommend using the Total Gym Weight Bar with the squat stand. Again increasing the overall cost of a $40 attachment.

We found the Total Gym Weight Bar available on the official website for $40. The price is inexpensive compared to similar weight bars, but we realized the accessory requires the dieter purchase a Total Gym. The models designed to house the Total Gym Weight Bar range in price from $2000 to $4700. Unless the dieter owns a Total Gym, the $40 becomes an unwise investment.

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Advantages

  • Available on the official website.
  • Inexpensive.

Disadvantages

  • Weights not included.
  • Total Gym not included.
  • Using weights negates the purpose of the Total Gym.
  • Compatible with select Total Gyms.

Conclusion

Adding weights to a training regimen increases the production of lean muscle mass. Weight training is a proven method to increase health and well being. The Total Gym Weight Bar is ideal attachment to increase the benefit of the Total Gym. The attachment is lightweight and attaches easily through the holes on the Total Gym. The price is inexpensive, but alternatives to the weight bar could potentially garnish the same results.

Aside from the benefits of weight training, the Total Gym Weight Bar negates the purpose of the Total Gym. Low Impact weight-generated resistance is the selling point of the machine. Adding free weights increases the chance of harm due to falling weight and could potentially cause the machine to become unbalanced. Cost conscience dieters must realize the Total Gym Weight Bar is an attachment and requires one to purchase a Total Gym. The models that use the Total Gym Weight Bar range in price from $2000 to $4700.

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