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Ryan Sergent

Indiana, USA

Does anyone have any knowledge abuot the Reverse Hyper Extension Machine? I think Louie Simmons from West side Barbell uses it for his Power Lifters to increase Strength in the glutes and lower back.

Ryan


Oh yea, hamstrings too
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Sesame

never heard of it but i'd like to see one!
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Ryan Sergent

Indiana, USA

Sesame,
Look here.

http://www.fitness-equipment.c...


It's the fourth Machine down. If you click the "more" button you'll get a demonstration. You can add weight allso.

It's suposed to help the squat without compressing the spine
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bill1

California, USA

This is a partial hip extension.

Bill
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Ryan Sergent

Indiana, USA

Here's a better model

http://www.westside-barbell.co...
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chaos138

Florida, USA

I suggest you look into the Nautilus 2ST hip extension or there Nitro low back machines. They probably cost more, but there movements are far superior.
If cost is not an issue, get the MedX low back piece! My clients are very pleased with it.

Brian
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bill1

California, USA

The MedX hip extension is the best means of performing a hip extension period. It works the glutes, low back and hamstrings. And it does it like nothing else. The movement arm pad is behind the upper thighs when you are positioned in the machine, so there is no involvement of the knee ( as you see in other machines such as depicted on this thread) . It does what the old Nautilus hip and back promised to but couldn't. It is more expensive than these machines but it is infinitely better. I have one for my own use and I love it. For the first time in my life I can really work these muscles directly and hard. When I squat my thighs always give out first, and with a leg press the same. With this machine my glutes go almost at the same time as my low back. It really pumps my lowback and my glutes.

Bill
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NeuroMass

Ryan,

Yeah I saw a picture of that before. I'm not sure but I think Louie Simmons had that fabricated. I don't think thier is one available in the market.
Anyway it's simple peice of equiptment to fabricate might as well have it custom made.

PEACE
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bill1

California, USA

chaos138 wrote:
I suggest you look into the Nautilus 2ST hip extension or there Nitro low back machines. They probably cost more, but there movements are far superior.
If cost is not an issue, get the MedX low back piece! My clients are very pleased with it.

Brian


The Nautilus 2ST has you lying on your back to perform a hip extension and as a result is very ineffective. I would not recommend this type of machine or any hip extension that has you lying on your back. The MedX hip extension has you lay on your side and removes the tendency for the hips to rise during the movement, as they will with any machine that has you laying on your back.

If the Nautilus 2ST is anything like any of its older back machines, I wouldn't reccomend it either. As they are incapable of restraining the pelvis to the degree that is needed to work the lumbar muscles. Ditto for thier rotary torso.

I haven't tried the MedX lumbar exercise only machine yet, so I can't give much first hand info on it. Except to say it looks like it does a pretty good job of restraining the pelvis, but I can't say for sure, until I try one.

Body Masters used to make a lumbar machine that looked like it might do a pretty good job of restraining the pelvis, by having you kneel with the front of your thighs against a pad. But I haven't used this one either. Anybody out there try this?

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to work the lumbar muscles effectively your best bet is a good, sturdy ,45 degree Roman chair.

Bill
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Bill Crawford

Arizona, USA

Bill,

I tried a kneeling low back machine at a World Gym here in Phoenix last year. Not sure if the machine was a body master, but it sounds like it from your description. I figured the kneeling position would be great.

However, I found the machine nusable because (at least for me) the kneeling extension of the back heavily involved the hamstrings. When using that machine my hamstrings would burn so fiercely that I couldn't even concentrate on my back.

It might work great for someone else, but you definitely want to try it first.

Thanks,


Mac
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bill1

California, USA

bmaclean wrote:
Bill,

I tried a kneeling low back machine at a World Gym here in Phoenix last year. Not sure if the machine was a body master, but it sounds like it from your description. I figured the kneeling position would be great.

However, I found the machine nusable because (at least for me) the kneeling extension of the back heavily involved the hamstrings. When using that machine my hamstrings would burn so fiercely that I couldn't even concentrate on my back.

It might work great for someone else, but you definitely want to try it first.

Thanks,


Mac


Thanks, I've wondered for a while how effective it was. The first Nautilus low back machines worked pretty much the same for me, lots of hamstring involvement, little or no low back.

Bill
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