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Chuck Norris Equipment

Updated on June 2, 2011

You've seen the infomercial. Chuck Norris, only the most awesome person in the universe, is promoting the Total Gym exercise equipment. If you're considering getting the Total Gym, read on so you can make a more informed decision.

Is Total Gym For You?

Before deciding to buy a Total Gym, be sure that you know how it can help you. If you want to bulk up and build big muscles, then you're better off using weight training. The Total Gym is not for building big muscles. I mean look at Chuck Norris, the man himself. He's not really bulky but his muscles are toned.

If you want to lose weight and tone your body, then the Total Gym is the right exercise equipment for you. All you need is about 20 minutes of exercise three times a week. Consistency is key. You'll have to work out. The Total Gym is a great exercise equipment but YOU HAVE TO USE IT!

The Total Gym comes with instruction videos. Make sure you watch the videos if you ever buy it. Trust me it's worth the investment in time. Using the Total Gym exercise equipment correctly will save you time and will get you better results.

Pros and Cons


  1. The Total Gym comes fully assembled. You only have to do some minor tweaks to match it to your fitness level and your goals.

  2. While it doesn't exactly “replace an entire gym”, you can do several different exercises with the Total Gym to target different parts of the body.

  3. It doesn't take a lot of time to work out. Like I mentioned above, 20 minutes 3 times a week is all it takes. With this small investment in time and with a little effort to be consistent, you can achive a stronger and thinner body.

  4. Value for your money. If you buy the basic Total Gym, it will only set you back less than two hundred bucks. For most people, the basic package is enough. Unless you're really tall or really big, stick with the basic Total Gym.


  1. It's kinda bulky compared to other popular exercise equipment but this is really no biggie. Its dimensions: 88 x 44 x 16.12 inches. That's about the size of a bench.

  2. The cloth covering of the push-up bar comes off pretty easily. This doesn't really affect usability of the Total Gym though.

Choices, Choices

The Total Gym has several models to choose from and it's very easy to get lost with all the choices.

The Total Gym 1000 series:

  • Total Gym 1000 - costs about $160
  • Total Gym 1500 - costs about $290
  • Totgay Gym 1700 - costs about $429

The Higher End Total Gyms

  • Total Gym 2000 - costs about $900
  • Total Gym 3000 - costs about $1100

The Super High End Total Gyms

  • Total Gym 11000 - costs about $1200
  • Total Gym 24000 - costs about $1500

This list is by no means a comprehensive list of all the Total Home Gyms available but it will give you a fairly good idea on how to choose the right Total Gym. So how do you know which one is for you?

Here's some facts that help you make a smart decision. All the Total Gyms work the same way. The higher end models just add a few extras. These extras include heavy duty make, higher resistance levels, or more space for taller individuals. If you're an average user, the basic models should be enough to do the job. And by basic, I mean nothing more than $500.


If you want to lose weight and tone your muscles, the Total Gym is for you. Don't use the Total Gym if you want to increase your muscle size. The basic package will do the job for most folks. Get the basic package unless your very tall or very big.

The total gym works. Just do your part and use it. Twenty minutes, 3 times a week is all it takes to stay fit, lose weight and gain strength. You can expect results in as short as 10 weeks.

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    • Chuck Bluestein profile image

      Chuck Bluestein 5 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      As far as muscles go, a lot of it with the Total Gym and with lifting weights is how you do it. In the commercials they do a single exercise with many repetitions which is better for endurance than building muscles. To build muscles with machines or free weight, it is best to use the maximum weight that you can with 8 to 12 repetitions.

      Also muscle confusion is good so sometimes it is good to lift the maximum that you can for 4 repetitions and also lift the maximum that you can for 40 repetitions. Actually there is whole science behind this. Of course a gym has tens of thousands of dollars of equipment and could cost over $50 a month to go there. But the gyms have free weights and machines and the top bodybuilders use both.

      Please note that Arnold Schwarzenegger found that something can make the muscles even bigger and better if added to the free weights and machines. He found that posing (tensing the muscles) made a big difference which is a type of isometric exercise.

    • lowlycook profile image

      lowlycook 8 years ago from Deep Asia

      You sure are a Master Internet marketer! I should learn a lot from you. The way you presented a product here is simply amazing! Wow! Anyone can easily see the value in owning a TG and how to get a best buy. By the way, where can I buy a Chuck Norris blackbelt? (just kidding).