Although few exercises look as "funky" as the Total Gym plyometric shoulder
press you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Using the the machine in a
similar matter as
Total Gym jumping squats
you can perform an explosive shoulder press off the foot platform. This exercise
is effective for strengthening the medial and surprisingly the rear deltoids.
Since you must keep your shoulders retracted for the duration of the motion to
complete each rep, your rear deltoids will get worked well while you strengthen
your medial deltoids and triceps.
Landing on your head is not recommended for any activity and this is no
exception. This is not an exercise for the squeamish as your head will seem
like it is coming come close to hitting the Total Gym platform during each
rep. The fact is, if you start from the correct position, there is almost no
way to get hurt while doing this exercise. To not get hurt, make sure you
stop the exercise by holding yourself steady with your hands before
dismounting your feet. If you are not comfortable with doing it, there are
exercises you can do with various pieces of fitness equipment.