ExRx.net

Exercise Prescription on the Net
It is currently Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:32 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:22 pm 
Offline
Novice
Novice

Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 83
Due to limited budget, and limited space in my home gym, I am considering purchasing this piece of equipment:

http://www.texasstrengthsystems.com/ghr.html

I'm looking to getting the GHR/reverse hyper Combo.

Image
Image
Image

I'm not familiar with the mechanics of a GHR and rever hyper.

I was hoping somebody here might have experience with this machine from Texas Strength.

Should I get it?

I'm worried about the reverse hyper component to the machine. From what I've read, the movement requires a very specific set of specs for the equipment being used to perform reverse hypers (something about proper ROM, proper decompression/compression of spine, etc.).

The price is really good compared to a single GHR machine and Reverse Hyper machine.

Texas Strength has a great reputation, but I can't seem to find many reviews on this particular piece of equipment (ghr/reverse hyper combo).

Let me know what you guys think :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:33 pm 
Offline
moderator
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:11 am
Posts: 7503
Location: Kudjip, Papua New Guinea
If you are not familiar with the exercises involved you should not be buying a machine to do them. This is a pretty specialized piece of equipment, and very few people would have it in a home gym, especially if they have "limited budget, and limited space". It would be great to have, but it's one of the last pieces you should buy. ESPECIALLY if you don't even do the exercises involved.

_________________
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.--Francis Chan


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:21 am 
Offline
Associate Member
Associate Member

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:35 pm
Posts: 349
Exactly what Doc said. I've got space limitations at my gym so we just have people hook their heels under the dumbell rack and do them that way.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:57 pm 
Offline
moderator
moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:11 am
Posts: 7503
Location: Kudjip, Papua New Guinea
Ya know those little pad things? The ones intended to cushion the bar on your back for squats? They are great to use on the bar for GHRs where you hook your heels. Also, BTW for across your hips when you do hip thrusts.

_________________
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.--Francis Chan


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group