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Old 10-28-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
Ryan Heck
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Anyone had a side by side comparison of different GHD's or experiences with different brands? I've read the opinions in the all the previous posts, but am looking for first hand experiences. I will be buying one soon, the base price of the Promaxima ($269) is cheaper than the NYbarbell ($299), but the shipping is $180 for the Promaxima and free for the NY barbell. Is the Promaxia that much better? Any other brands highly recommended?

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Old 10-28-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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This doesn't answer your question but...

I made my homemade GHD by making the foot holds out of pipe/foam/duct-tape and attaching them to the wall. I then take my big balance ball or what ever you want to call it and put it on top of a box so the height is right and it works pretty well. I can push off the wall with my toes and it is hard as hell so I think I am in the right position. I can move the ball around to get it in the right place. I also do situps on it as well. Sounds dangerous like you would fall off but it isn't really.

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Old 10-29-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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I'm not sure that I'm getting the full training effect but I put a weighted bar on the squat rack and use a ball like kevin decribes.

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Old 10-29-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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Has anyone tried the Yukon Fitness Products?
http://www.yukon-fitness.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=HYP -156&Category_Code=UB
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:01 PM   #5
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Hey Jeffrey and gang,

I just bought my glute-ham developer last week and am very satisfied. My hams have been very sore as well. Here is the description and pricing:
Yukon ROMAN CHAIR HYPER EXTENSION Machine $219 including S&H
Although that description doesn't go further into detail, it does have the foot plate for glute-ham raises. Here's the link with all the details:
www.backtrainer.com/Roman-Chair-Hyperextension-Yukon.html

Prior to this addition to my gym I was hooking my feet under the oly bar loaded with the 45's and laying on a stability ball and doing extensions and g-h raises as best I could. I like this one by Yukon. The price included shipping. Assembly was required but a socket wrench slapped it together easily(I did put the foot support on backwards at first so it pays to check your work before final torque is applied)

There is also a great training article at the biggerfasterstronger.com site on glute-ham training and all the things you can do on the apparatus.


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Old 10-30-2005, 07:50 AM   #6
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Could you post some pics? Is the pad "split" or one piece? Thanks.
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