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Old 04-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Reverse Hyper machine?

I just got back from the chiropractor and I am having problems with my lower spine flexion which has been causing me lower back pain and making me feel stiff around my hips and lower back.

I have been looking in to reverse hyper machines and was wondering if anyone had any experience with one and if it would help with my problem?
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

Reverse hyper help strengthen your lower back, but since the back is held in place, you don't flex it at all. hyper extension might be better for you, but I'm really not sure.

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Old 04-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

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I just got back from the chiropractor and I am having problems with my lower spine flexion which has been causing me lower back pain and making me feel stiff around my hips and lower back.

I have been looking in to reverse hyper machines and was wondering if anyone had any experience with one and if it would help with my problem?
As it takes the back through a large ROM and offers traction I would say yes.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

I don't think the machine is necessarily necessary when you can rig up something like this for much cheaper:

http://www.kvusa.com/wl/revhyper.htm (wfs)

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Old 04-05-2010, 05:39 PM   #5
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

I've got some chronic lower back issues and the description of the Reverse Hyper sounds like a dream come true:

This simple device allows for dynamic strength development in the concentric phase, while serving as a rehabilitation mechanism in the eccentric phase by gently stretching and depressurizing the spine and creating, in essence, an internal pumping mechanism, filling the spinal column with spinal fluid and the low back muscles with blood .Anyone who has injured their back knows that the pressure needs to be relieved and circulation restored to the injured area in order to rehabilitate.

I'm soon to have a GHD machine so will try this reverse hyper alternative

http://vimeo.com/9992088

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

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Reverse hyper help strengthen your lower back, but since the back is held in place, you don't flex it at all. hyper extension might be better for you, but I'm really not sure.
I've never done a reverse hyper on a machine, but in Louie Simmons video on reverse hypers he clearly has the athletes lower spine go from extension (somewhat relaxed) at the bottom, to flexion (arched) at the top, so I'm not sure what you mean here about the back not flexing at all.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #7
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

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I don't think the machine is necessarily necessary when you can rig up something like this for much cheaper:

http://www.kvusa.com/wl/revhyper.htm (wfs)
I've used this exact method with a lot of success. I wrap a thin piece of foam around each ankle also to prevent the belt cutting into my ankles
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #8
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

I just do them on my kitchen counter before I head off to the gym.
Have been using resistance band, maybe i will try with the belt.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #9
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

I have too been curious about the power of the reverse hyper... I do not however have access to one so I can not vouch.

That said, there is a journal article/main site post that cleared up the movement for me quite a bit... I forget who it was but they showed what it does for the spine in releasing certain fluids that help with recovery.

Anyone know where to find that video?
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:38 PM   #10
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Re: Reverse Hyper machine?

David,

I read that after you said something. I was comparing the reverse hyper to the regular hyper extension where the back goes from extenstion to flexion (the other way around, I always get confused on those for the trunk), where as on the reverse you go from neutral to flexion (or extension, see above).

I'll have to look at this further though.
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