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Old 04-10-2008, 06:08 AM   #1
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Anyone own a reverse hyper?

Am thinking about taking the plunge, every time I go to the chiro they give me a scared straight talk about how my spine is getting ready to start growing bone spurs. Definitely have some permanent compression going on.

http://www.pfcfitnessequipment.com/v...m.aspx?pid=105 (WFS)

Louie also sells them on his site. I've found them for 1400-2500 bucks.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:30 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

Don't own one, but recently started using the reverse hyper at my YMCA. I didn't even know what the thing was until the recent Louie Simmons threads!. I've been using it as a desk for my WO journal for the past year, since virtually no one uses it. I like it, but have only done them a few times as supplemental exercises at the end of my SS workouts.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

You could also use a pommel horse without the pommels on it. Rather than reverse hypers they're usually called hugging the twinkies...

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

We have one. Everyone uses it and everyone's squats and Deadlifts have risen dramatically. Incorporate with GHR.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

Are there any that cost under $1,000?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:15 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

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Are there any that cost under $1,000?
I haven't done it yet, but from pictures I've seen, if one has a power rack they aren't too hard to DIY with some wood and plumbing pipe.

Get a plank of wood that spans the safety bars of the rack, pad the plank with high density foam and fabric (or a pillow,) and rig some plumbing pipe on the underside to pivot at the top and and hold weights at the bottom. A loop of cloth connects the pipe/weight to the ankles.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

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Are there any that cost under $1,000?
I just found this page yesterday. They call it a back extension (I'd imagine because so few people know what a reverse-hyper is.) I may have a chance to look at one this weekend. I'll report if so.

wfs. scroll down about 1/3 of the page:
http://005673a.netsolhost.com/2006_C...TALOG_2006.htm
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:34 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

You can do them off the bulky end of the GHD... At least thats how I have been doing them. Again, just like the pommel horse, called Hugging the Twinkie (as demonstrated by Nicole at the Toronto Cert in Oct).
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:55 PM   #9
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

I started using one at my Uni gym last week after the Louie threads. I have been having a lot of lower back tightness after Deadlifting and after long training rides on the bicycle. The Reverse Hyper makes my back feel incredible. I hate it when people talk about magic exercises, but this really is magical for my lower back.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:13 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone own a reverse hyper?

I'm not making any claims here - just passing along information I spotted last fall. $500 instead of $1500 and up. Check this:

http://www.mycorevolution.com/product-information.php (safe)

Yeah, it's off an infomercial, but Louie Simmons was interviewed when I saw it on the tube and seemed to be involved in the deal, so it looks legit. That's all I know.
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