Everyone wants to have muscles whether they admit it or not. Men would either want to have large and bulging muscles or lean and defined muscles. Women on the other hand would want a sound and toned physique. Be it for health reasons, for strength, or for vanity, everyone wants to have a sculpted body. How do people go achieve this then? – Through rigorous workouts, proper diet, and enough rest. For the exercise department, one can either choose to go to a gym or to buy a home gym and workout at the privacy of home. If one chooses to workout at home, then he or she should consider buying the Total Gym XLS.
Why should people consider buying the Total Gym XLS? What sets it apart from other home gyms? For one, the XLS is more affordable than the other home exercise equipments. It retails for a little over $ 1,000 while other home gyms cost almost twice as much. Another advantage is the size. Most home exercise equipments measure about the same size as a king size bed while the XLS only measures 20 inches wide, 90 inches long, and 48 inches high. It would occupy a smaller space than other regular home gyms. Add to that, it folds up easily after use for easy storage under the bed, in the closet, or any other storage rooms one may have. So a person can actually set this machine up in the living room or in the bed room without having to set aside furniture or even building an extra room. Since it does not use weights, then it can actually be safer to have around the house than a regular bulky home gym. But if it doesn’t use weights, how then can it build or tone muscle?
The answer lies on the Total Gym XLS’ gravity resistance system. That means that it uses a person’s own body weight to provide resistance to his or her workout. One has to adjust the glide board rails to a steeper angle for more resistance, or a lower angle for less resistance. One then grasps the pulley handles and pulls or pushes on them — or the appropriate attachment — to move the glide board up the rails against one’s own body weight resistance and thus begins the workout. One can easily workout the muscles for the chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs just like one can do on a regular home gym. And just like a regular home gym, people can expect to see results based on the amount of effort they have put into their workout program.
Of course using body weight resistance has its limitations especially when the muscles have grown strong enough to lift heavier weights. If one is looking to build big muscles to look like Arnold, then maybe he or she is better off buying a regular home gym or joining a regular gym with access to heavy weights. But if a person is looking to build or tone muscles to look like Brad in Fight Club or Jessica in Blade 3, then the Total Gym XLS is definitely the right way to go.