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Old 03-03-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
Keith Serpa
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good hyperextension rack?

Looking for an inexpensive hyper rack that I could also use for dips. Any ideas?
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean a regular power rack with an option for dipping bars? If so, I prefer laying two regular lifting bars across the "sabers" and dipping that way.

Or do you mean a roman chair? Or the Louie Simmons reverse hyper machine? I've never heard of a "hyperextention rack".
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

Isn't it one of those things used by the Spanish Inquisition?

See paragraph three.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rture_Rack.jpg

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OK, that wasn't very helpful. Is this the kind of thing you are talking about? http://bodybuildingequipment.ericsgy...omanchair2.jpg

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

Although I reckon you could use the handles on the GHD as dipping bars but I think they're kinda wide. Why not use rings for dips and a GHD for extensions and situps? There are progressions to the ring dip if you can't quite manage them yet.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

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Isn't it one of those things used by the Spanish Inquisition?

See paragraph three.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rture_Rack.jpg

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OK, that wasn't very helpful. Is this the kind of thing you are talking about? http://bodybuildingequipment.ericsgy...omanchair2.jpg

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Yes, that was it. I couldn't come up with Roman Chair for some reason.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:39 PM   #6
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

So to your point, I always say craigslist.

Also, good idea! I have handles on my roman chair and I never thought about using them for dips! I'll try it tonight and report back.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:41 AM   #7
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

Skip the roman chair and go for a GHD. It'll be more useful.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:14 AM   #8
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Skip the roman chair and go for a GHD. It'll be more useful.
GHD? Sorry, I'm an FNG. Please explain.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:18 AM   #9
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Re: good hyperextension rack?

GHD= Glute Ham Developer

Also, I tried the handles on my roman chair to dip and...not so much. The handles are too wide unless I'm brushing up against the pads. Plus there's not enough to keep knees clear of the floor and base. (I'm 5'11")
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GHD= Glute Ham Developer

Also, I tried the handles on my roman chair to dip and...not so much. The handles are too wide unless I'm brushing up against the pads. Plus there's not enough to keep knees clear of the floor and base. (I'm 5'11")
GHD=Roman Chair?
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