I’ve been working out on my Total Gym at home during the month of January. I’ve found ways to make it challenging and it’s been a fun change for me. The one and only sticking point I have is that I’m not able to do rows effectively with it. My back is quite strong and I tried to hold a 45lb plate on my lap to make it more challenging when rowing but it’s awkward and I gave up on that idea. I have other equipment at home that I use for rows so it’s not stopping me from giving my back good workouts.
I’ve been able to maintain a reasonable amount of muscle. I’m not very lean at the moment and that shows too. My lack of striations has everything to do with my diet and it’s easily remedied. I simply need to tone down my carb intake, increase my cardio a little and I’ll lean out. At this very moment, I’m happy and will stick to my current program for February. When March rolls around I’ll make the appropriate changes in my diet and cardio and that will ease me into summer bikini weather in a nice, smooth way.
My Total Gym workouts have been so enjoyable. They remind me of how much easier it is to get and stay fit when you truly enjoy your workout time!