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Old 10-01-2006, 06:32 AM   #1
Patrick Schoudt jr
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Whats the concensus on roman chair situps. are they considered not effective? Iwas curious why in Michael its not back extensions then roman chair situps, would be convenient.
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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I had to google roman chair, and I got two different devices, both similar (if not exactly the same) as the glute-ham-bench that is recommended for all sit-ups and back extensions for its full ROM.

http://www.thefitnessstore.com/Qstor...11&PROD=000076

So I'm assuming the consensus would be to use this if you have the option, if not, try to facilitate the longest ROM possible.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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Before I go and make a fool of myself at the gym, will GHD sit-ups work just as well if you do not have the lower ankle support visible in that picture and every example of GHD's I've seen on CrossFit?

For example, the gym I use has a GHD with one ankle support which is slightly higher than the pad where I would sit. Kind of like the following picture, but again, with the ankle supports higher than the seat.

http://www.backtrainer.com/image-fil...ir-grch322.jpg
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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It will probably work, only it will be less secure, which is helpful when you're upside down in full extension. The nice thing about the lower pad and the backing plate is it allows you to fully contract your hip flexors to powerfully raise your torso without the risk of your feet slipping.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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I'll give it a shot next time I'm there. Fun times ahead, I'm sure. Hopefully I can avoid the Matt Weaver cantaloupe situation.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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Old 10-01-2006, 03:59 PM   #7
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Mike- lol,

Brendan, I have the one in your picture in my garage and we do our situps on it. The one limitation with it is that when you come all the way up in the situp you lose the tension on your abs because your feet start to lower. The GHDs that have the bottom pad and plate don't let your feet down. Hope this helps

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