Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym Review
Getting in shape is one of the most sought-after things in the world of men and women. There is no one who doesn’t want to look good, but the problem often is, working out takes time and dedication. For example, you need to drive to your gym and back, perhaps wait for your turn if the place is crowded. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, something like Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym could be the answer!
- 1 What is this machine?
- 2 What exercises can I do with Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym?
- 3 Video demonstration
- 4 Does it really help me to get in shape?
- 5 Does Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym beat a real gym?
- 6 The advantages
- 7 The disadvantages
- 8 Comments about assembling
- 9 Would Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym fit into my room?
- 10 Final thoughts
What is this machine?
It’s an apparatus meant as an alternative to commercial gym. The emphasis is on bodyweight movements and the level of incline/decline of the glide board, this forms the base of resistance. But because bodyweight alone doesn’t take you very far, the manufacturer also made it possible to put in extra weight: the lower bar on the machine accepts 1″ plates, 50lbs each side, totaling at 100lbs. These plates can be bought from several shops such as Walmart.
All the attachments listed (such as biceps bar, cuff straps etc.) are shipped with this unit.
What exercises can I do with Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym?
With this machine, you can work out the whole body. The exercises you can do include:
– Chest press and flies for chest.
– Front raises for shoulders.
– Bicep curls and tricep extensions for arms.
– Seated rows, pull ups and lat pulldowns for back.
– Leg curls, presses and extensions for lower body.
– Sit ups for abs (with the included strap).
Although this home gym is not officially made for dumbbell work, nothing is stopping you from doing them either! The board is sturdy enough for some light dumbbell flies, for example. Just remember that the dumbbells are not included, those you need to buy separately.
Does it really help me to get in shape?
Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym is a great tool if you want to get in shape! But, there’s a but. It doesn’t help if you buy it and never use it. You need to hit the home gym several times a week and do the exercises without cheating and with good range of motion. If you keep doing this for several months you’re bound to notice the difference.
Regarding this, this is also a good help for fat loss. You see, combine your workout with eating at a slight calorie deficit and you will lose fat and minimize muscle loss – or even build some muscle in the process. The maximum user weight is 400 pounds so the machine is not going to break under you.
Does Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym beat a real gym?
This is a matter of opinion. For somebody not interested in spending time in a “real” commercial gym the Bayou Fitness is a much better choice. With this machine you don’t need to wait for your turn, you can do every exercises when you please. Furthermore, if you don’t currently like your body and don’t want other people to see you exercising, this apparatus lets you to work out in peace.
The bodyweight resistance Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym offers is good for beginners, but what to do past that stage? Well, you then have to possibility to add weight plates for increased resistance, 100lbs being the maximum with plates.
It doesn’t take long to go from exercise to exercise. Depending on the movement, you might just need to re-position yourself on the machine. In case you need to reattach the pulleys, it takes a few seconds – they are connected under the glide board. And when you need to raise or lower the board itself, we are talking about 20 seconds.
Some people might see the plastic pulleys as cheap quality, however several user reports confirm they last for years. So don’t fear them breaking down.
The trainer’s length is not adjustable. Yet persons as short as 5’3″ and as long as 6’4″ fit on Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym (confirmed from user reviews). It is also possible to make the machine’s rope shorter.
Few people made remarks how there is a short break in the glide rails. Hence, when using the glide board, you might feel a bump every time you go down. Now this is not dangerous but noticeable gimmick.
The machine itself can be rather big, even too large for somebody. Read below for more about that.
Comments about assembling
The machine comes mostly assembled. People have said that finalizing it takes around 15 minutes. It’s much less than some other home gyms where assembly times of 3+ hours are common.
Would Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym fit into my room?
The machine is big. Its footprint will be 48″ height, 94″ depth and 20″ width when assembled and ready to use. However when you fold it, the depth will decrease to 14 inches. It has rollers underneath for easy moving, however the apparatus still weighs a good 100 pounds.
The glide board itself measures at 14″ width and 46″ depth.
Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym is one of the better priced home gyms. It’s been in the market for many years, meaning the product sells well which in turns mean that users are happy with it. A lot of exercises are possible with this “All-in-One” machine, and when you pick a handful and master them you can’t go wrong strength or muscle wise. If getting in shape is a priority for you but going to a gym is not, do check out this Bayou Fitness apparatus!