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Total Gym 1900

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L:95.2"
W:16"
H:43.2"
60+350 lbs

12 levels,
3%-45%


1 year

The Total Gym 1900 is a bodyweight-based fitness machine which allows you to perform a wide array of exercises in order to engage as many groups of muscles as possible per workout. It’s similar to the Total Gym 1400 model that we’ve previously covered here, but as opposed to this model, the 1900 model features a greater weight capacity and several extra levels of incline for the mobile board. In this post, we’ll try to cover each an every aspect regarding this fitness machine and the accessories that it comes with, as well as its pros and cons.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 92.5L x 16W x 43.25H inches (235 x 40.6 x 110 cm)
  • Assembled weight: 55.6 lbs (25 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 70+
  • Weight resistance system: Body-weight resistance, 12 levels
  • Warranty: 1 year

Frame construction

The Total Gym 1900 features a heavy-duty steel frame which can support users up to 350 lbs (159 kg). Its frame is foldable, and actually comes ready-assembled and folded, so you only have to add the handles and other accessories. The two main side rails consist of two main pieces each, the lower rail part and the top rail part. The two pieces of each rail connect and lock at the middle, offering plenty of travel for the moving board. The bottom part of the unit’s rails is equipped with stoppers for the gliding board.

With the frame fully extended, the unit is fairly large, especially lengthwise. It is approx. 92.5″ (235 cm) long, and 16″ (40.6 cm) wide. This being said, it can accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm) with no problem, promoting complete arm and leg extensions for all exercises. Also, in case you’re wondering, the folded length of the unit is approx. 50.5″ (128 cm).

The tallest part of the machine is given by the height adjustment bar; its top reaches approx. 43.25″ (110 cm) above floor level. On top of all these dimensions, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around the machine for safe operation and access.

Although it’s a heavy-duty home gym set, the Total Gym 1900 is not extremely heavy. It weighs approx. 55 lbs (25 kg) and shouldn’t be extremely difficult to set up or transport by one person.

The unit’s gliding board is quite a durable piece. It features a metallic frame and integrates a thick layer of foam cushioning. It’s actually divided into two sections, the top part providing a bit of extra cushioning and molding to provide more comfort for the user’s head. Therefore, it provides optimal comfort for all the exercises. It’s approx. 45″ (114 cm) long, 13″ (33 cm) wide in the middle, and approx. 15″ (38 cm) wide at the top, providing plenty of contact space for a comfortable positioning.

The upholstery on the unit’s board is made of a strong vinyl material which is also moisture proof, which makes it very easy to maintain. The bottom part of the board is equipped with four industrial-grade wheels which enable it to glide smoothly on the rails.

The unit’s base bars are standard cylindrical tubes. They’re equipped with protective ABS caps.

All the metallic parts of the machine’s frame are coated with a corrosion-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish, and for some versions, the top rails feature a chrome finish.

Accessories and other parts

In terms of accessories, the Total Gym 1900 includes a leg pulley kit, multi-function handles, ab crunch boards, press up bars, dip bars, pilates bar, and the flip exercise chart. 

The leg pulley accessory kit features one cable, one foot harness, one pulley and a small attachment bracket. You can attach the bracket with a hitch pin to the adjustment bar of the unit, placing the pulley on your desired height in order to perform various leg exercises.

The ab crunch handles are equipped with two padded elbow rests. They attach to the top sections of the side rails offering the possibility to perform several types of ab crunches. The multi-function handles attach in the same position as the ab crunch handles, but they feature four grips and also allow you to secure your feet up for sit-ups.

The press up bars attach to the lower part of the side rails, while the dip bars require being placed at the midsection of the rails. And finally, the pilates bar attaches directly to the front base stabilizer. All the handles feature rubberized grips for optimal comfort and enhanced hand adherence.

Of course, the Total Gym 1900 includes a set of nylon pulleys which integrate stainless steel ball bearings for smooth operation. The pulleys attach to the height adjustment bracket. They have a swivel design, promoting the unhindered execution of all exercises. They use durable steel cables and standard D-handles with rubberized grips.

Last but not least, this Total Gym exerciser includes a flip chart which covers most of the exercises that can be performed on it. Also, a set of two DVDs is included, which show how to execute the most important exercises correctly, in order to obtain the best results.

Resistance System

The Total Gym 1900 is a fitness machine that involves lifting a portion of your own bodyweight. Its adjustment bar offers 12 positions of incline for the gliding rails and the moving board. Therefore, it provides a weight resistance range between 3% and 45% of your total bodyweight.

In case you’re wondering, this Total Gym unit does not include pegs that can be loaded with dumbbell plates to add weight to the gliding board, such as the Bayou Fitness Total Trainer. Also, the pulleys don’t add extra resistance.

So, as a small conclusion here, the Total Gym 1900 is not a machine designed for extreme strength training, or for building massive muscles. However, it offers the possibility of performing a wide array of cardio exercises, muscle strength exercises, toning exercises, or pilates.

Possible Exercises

Like most multi-function benches, the Total Gym 1900 offers the possibility to perform more than 60 exercises. Most of them are covered by the included DVDs and exercise chart. Among them, we can count:

Abdominal Exercises

  • Crunches
  • Trunk rotations
  • Resisted crunches
  • Inclined crunches
  • Crunches with leg curls
  • Sit-ups with feet attached
  • High leg pull-ins
  • Low leg pull-ins
  • Side planks

Arm Exercises

  • Biceps curls
  • Lateral single-arm biceps curls
  • Lying biceps curls
  • Biceps curls with hyperextensions
  • Biceps curls with leg curls
  • Biceps curls with crunches
  • Chin-ups
  • Dips
  • Triceps extensions
  • Kneeling triceps extensions
  • Lateral single-arm triceps extensions
  • Prone triceps extensions

Back Exercises

  • Pull-ups
  • Back flies
  • Prone back flies
  • Back flies with leg curls
  • Hyperextensions
  • Aerobic rowing
  • Crossover rowing
  • Kneeling rowing
  • Lateral pulldowns
  • Lateral pulldowns with squats

Chest Exercises

  • Chest presses
  • Wide grip chest presses
  • Close grip chest presses
  • Incline push-ups
  • Chest flies
  • Incline chest flies
  • Lateral chest flies
  • Decline chest flies
  • Pullovers
  • Pullovers with crunches
  • Pullovers with twisting crunch
  • Pullovers with squats

Leg Exercises

  • Leg curls
  • Calf raises
  • Reverse leg curls
  • Squats
  • Single-leg squats
  • Kneeling single-leg squats
  • Wide squats
  • Twisting squats
  • Jumping squats
  • Front lunges
  • Hip extensions
  • Hip adduction
  • Hip abductions

Shoulder Exercises

  • Shoulder presses
  • Upright rows
  • Upright rows with leg curls
  • Upright rows with hyperextension
  • Lateral deltoid raises
  • Front deltoid raises
  • Lying front deltoid raises
  • Front deltoid raises with leg curls
  • Wide grip front deltoid raises
  • Front deltoid raise with supination grips
  • Shoulder extensions
  • Shoulder extension with hyperextension
  • Shoulder extension with leg curls
  • Lateral arm pulls

Assembly and Maintenance

As we’ve mentioned above, most of the TG1900 comes pre-assembled and folded. All you have to to is unfold it and attach the type of handles that you need for your exercises, the pulleys and other accessories. This takes only a few minutes. The manual provides very clear assembly instructions and the tools required for it are included. However, most of the parts are easily attached and adjusted via pop-pins.

For maintenance, the unit’s pulleys may require lubrication from time to time. It’s also recommended to keep the unit’s rails clean and periodically re-tighten the bolts if it’s the case.

The Pros

  • Sturdy frame construction, able to support users up to 350 lbs;
  • Folding frame, space-saving design;
  • Durable vinyl upholstery on the gliding board, and thick foam cushioning;
  • 12 incline positions for the moving board;
  • Bodyweight resistance range between 3% and 45%;
  • Leg pulley accessory kit included;
  • Multi-function handles included;
  • Ab crunch handles with elbow rests included;
  • Press-up bars included;
  • Dip bars included;
  • Pilates bar included;
  • Flip exercise chart included; 
  • Two exercise DVDs included;
  • Versatile machine, offering the possibility to perform more than 60 exercises;
  • Excellent for strength, pilates, and cardio training;
  • Can be used for incline dumbbell press as well;
  • Quiet operation, suitable for apartment building use;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Easy to assemble.

The Cons

  • Limited weight resistance;
  • No bars for adding weight plates to the moving board.

Summary

The Total Gym 1900 is a bodyweight resistance fitness machine offering 12 adjustment positions for its moving board and a weight range between 3% and 45%. It comes with several accessories, including leg pulley kit, dip handles, multi-purpose handles, ab crunch handles with pads, pilates attachment, and an exercise booklet. It’s an excellent trainer for cardio exercises, muscle toning, strength and stamina development, weight loss, stretching, and pilates. It’s highly versatile, offering the possibility to perform more than 60 exercises. And finally, it costs considerably less than a full-range weight stack gym machine, offering a great value for the price.

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