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Jesse Lee Otis

My understanding is that this machine was not made for distribution; just a couple were made and Arthur decided that the cam on it was incorrect. I don't understand why he didn't remake the cam with the correct shape. I think that this machine is absolutely awesome and would LOVE to have one to work out on. Am attaching a picture of Casey Viator using one; if the pic doesn't go through I will try again.

Any info on this machine will be much appreciated. I well imagine that this machine has been discussed on this website before, so just point me in the direction of past discussions and I will check them out.

Thanks in advance.

Jesse
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

The production model was the Nautilus Duo-Squat. They sold lots and you can buy them used relatively cheap.

Michael
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Crotalus

A problem with the duo-squat for many people was the pain and pressure on the shoulders. I haven't used a duo squat in 25 years but remember with enough weight on it to really tax the legs the pressure on my shoulders was just too much ...

Was this machine as bad with that ?
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Jesse Lee Otis

Crotalus wrote:
A problem with the duo-squat for many people was the pain and pressure on the shoulders. I haven't used a duo squat in 25 years but remember with enough weight on it to really tax the legs the pressure on my shoulders was just too much ...

Was this machine as bad with that ?


With the first version of the seated duo-squat machine that was VERY much the case. I tried it and could hardly breathe because of the force my shoulders were putting on the pads; however, that problem was eliminated with the upright seat used in the second version. I have one of the second versions and love it. I think, though, that it is a bit mis-named; since the user is in a sitting position, it is really more like a leg press movement - so maybe a name like duo-leg press would be more appropriate.

Jesse
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Jesse Lee Otis

Michael Petrella wrote:
The production model was the Nautilus Duo-Squat. They sold lots and you can buy them used relatively cheap.

Michael


I have a [second version] of the duo-squat machine and love it. Just wondered why the standing position machine was not continued. See my reply to Crotalus about his comment.

Jesse
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Jesse Lee Otis wrote:
Michael Petrella wrote:
The production model was the Nautilus Duo-Squat. They sold lots and you can buy them used relatively cheap.

Michael

I have a [second version] of the duo-squat machine and love it. Just wondered why the standing position machine was not continued. See my reply to Crotalus about his comment.

Jesse


People were thrown out of the machine. If you came out of the pads you had nowhere to go but up.

Michael
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Jesse Lee Otis

People were thrown out of the machine. If you came out of the pads you had nowhere to go but up.

Michael [/quote]

Egad. I can certainly see where that would detract from the popularity - and production - of the upright version.

Jesse
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kurtvf

Jesse Lee Otis wrote:
Crotalus wrote:
A problem with the duo-squat for many people was the pain and pressure on the shoulders. I haven't used a duo squat in 25 years but remember with enough weight on it to really tax the legs the pressure on my shoulders was just too much ...

Was this machine as bad with that ?

With the first version of the seated duo-squat machine that was VERY much the case. I tried it and could hardly breathe because of the force my shoulders were putting on the pads; however, that problem was eliminated with the upright seat used in the second version. I have one of the second versions and love it. I think, though, that it is a bit mis-named; since the user is in a sitting position, it is really more like a leg press movement - so maybe a name like duo-leg press would be more appropriate.

Jesse


Today is your lucky day!!

The machine you are describing is officially known as the: Duo-Leg Press!!
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Crotalus

Didn't want to start another thread about another leg piece so I'm adding it here since you guys are so knowledgeable with the various equipment.

Is it me or is there something wrong with the Hammer iso-Lateral Plate Loaded Leg Extension ?? I've only tried it a few time and didn't like it as it seemed that as soon as you start the extension, the weight nearly goes up by itself ! I was only able to control it by was doing the reps in a super slow fashion and purposely slowing it up as you reach contraction or keeping my hand on the movement arm to keep it under control at the top.

Was this specifically made for Super Slow training as there is zero friction and it for me a regularly performed rep sends the movement arm flying up too easily. What am I doing wrong with it ?

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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

Crotalus wrote:
Didn't want to start another thread about another leg piece so I'm adding it here since you guys are so knowledgeable with the various equipment.

Is it me or is there something wrong with the Hammer iso-Lateral Plate Loaded Leg Extension ?? I've only tried it a few time and didn't like it as it seemed that as soon as you start the extension, the weight nearly goes up by itself ! I was only able to control it by was doing the reps in a super slow fashion and purposely slowing it up as you reach contraction or keeping my hand on the movement arm to keep it under control at the top.

Was this specifically made for Super Slow training as there is zero friction and it for me a regularly performed rep sends the movement arm flying up too easily. What am I doing wrong with it ?



One of the worst in the line up. Just a bad machine.The H-Squat is best leg machine in the Hammer group.

Michael
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