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Finally, an alternative to selectorized and plate-loaded weight machines; Total Gym is introducing a new way to strength train with the Elevate Line of bodyweight training machines for the gym floor.
The long-time leaders in functional bodyweight training equipment, Total Gym first introduced the concept of a single-station utilizing just a person’s bodyweight with the launch of the Total Gym Core Trainer™, and then followed that with the Total Gym Leg Trainer™.
Now, to complete a full strength circuit, Total Gym has developed two new machines for the Elevate Line – the Total Gym® Pull-up Trainer™ and the Total Gym® Press Trainer™– each designed to target the muscles of the upper body.
The Elevate Line uses the same functional training principles as the company’s Flagship Line of multi-purpose machines, which include the Total Gym PowerTower, Total Gym GTS and Total Gym Sport.
While the Flagship Line has the capability to work the entire body on one machine, making them ideal for personal training studios and small group programming, each unit in the Elevate Line has been designed to target one specific muscle group or body part which allows them to easily be used as a circuit without instruction or guidance on the gym floor or as a bootcamp station within the group training environment.
Total Gym Pull-up Trainer™
A high strength to body weight ratio is required to do a pull-up. For those unable to lift their complete bodyweight, traditional assisted pull-up machines provide a counterbalance using a weight stack to compensate for a users’ strength.
The Total Gym Pull-up Trainer is built on an incline to assist users in performing a pull-up. With seven incline levels to select from, users lift a percentage of their own bodyweight, starting at approximately 35 percent, and gradually working up to 65 percent – eventually building sufficient strength to perform an unassisted pull-up.
For users looking to increase the difficulty, the Pull-up Trainer makes it possible to do plyometric movements and one-arm pull-ups as well.
Total Gym Press Trainer™
The Press Trainer offers a novel method for developing the muscles of the shoulder – inversion.
Its one-of-a-kind inverted design not only allows for closed-chain partial loading of the shoulder joint, which reduces shoulder impingement and helps stabilize the shoulder girdle, it lets users reap the added benefits of working out at a decline. Placing users in an inverted position unloads the lower back, reducing spinal compression, and lets users focus their exercise on the targeted muscles of the upper body.
With seven adjustable incline levels, users can progress from pressing as little as 20 percent of their own bodyweight up to 55 percent.
The Press Trainer’s unique design also permits users to perform plyometric movements as well as a decline push-up for additional upper body strengthening on one machine.
About Total Gym
Total Gym® is the world’s leading privately-held manufacturer of functional and bodyweight training equipment. Founded in 1974, the San Diego-based company’s Total Gym products are used in physical therapy clinics, athletic training facilities, hospitals, universities, professional sports teams and health clubs, inspiring over 24 million workouts per year worldwide. Total Gym has a 18-year relationship with American Telecast Products, which launched the Total Gym bodyweight trainer into the consumer market with the longest running television infomercial in history, selling over four million units. Now with commercial partners in 23 countries, Total Gym continues to lead the industry with innovative functional training equipment and the award-winning GRAVITYSystem® commercial fitness program. For more information, visit www.totalgym.com or call (800) 541-4900.