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Old 03-05-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
Michael Forge
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What is the difference between a unit labeled a glute-ham developer and one considered a roman chair/back extension device?
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:18 AM   #2
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A GHD has two sets of rollers above and below the ankles. Most GHDs can be adjusted for length, and there is a plate behind the rollers, you push your toes into to perform a GH raise. All that being said, I bought a roman chair/back extension device on sale for $150 for my home gym. If I was buying for a CF gym, I would go with the GHD devise. I could do most everything asked with the roman Chair (I do "GHD" sit ups in the roman chair as part of my CF warm-up prior to every workout). Hard to pass up the $150 price tag.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:06 PM   #3
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Thanks, Larry. Do you find that the Roman chair actually works you hamstrings is it primarily a lower back movement?
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:48 PM   #4
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Has anyone used this macine. It is a lot cheaper than the other GHD. Is it a quality piece?

http://backtrainer.com/Roman-Chair-Hyperextension-Yukon.html


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Old 03-05-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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I've had one for about a year. It seems very solid, just like my Yukon gym (smith rack, weight stack, lat stack, etc.). It's made of pretty solid steel and is easy to assemble.

I don't know how it would hold up in a gym environment but for an individual it seems fine.
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #6
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I have a yukon- home gym =good public gym= garbage
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:24 AM   #7
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Michael, depends where your hip hits the pad, try back expensions with one leg for a treat.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #8
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Dennis,

I got it and its pretty cool. I am thinking this to keep wear and tear down on any one unit. Buying 5 of them for to use in classes. It seems pretty solid.

How long have you had yours?

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Old 03-08-2006, 07:48 PM   #9
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Doug,

I have had it since oct. The part with the double roller pads and foot brace is real shakey. Also the foot pad is to far from the roller pads. And the bar does not get close enough to the front pad for gh situps. For someone tall it would probably work better.

If you get 5 Doug that would be less wear and tear than 1. Its better than doing back exts. off a abmat or ball..

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Old 03-08-2006, 08:00 PM   #10
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Thanks. We are getting ready to open our own facility. I was thinking of getting many units. I can get 5 of these instead of one Sorinex. My dilema is: Is Sorinex 5x better? Will it last 5 times as long? Is it better to have each person doing the evolution have their own unit?

I hope you can make it down for some workouts when we have our own place. It will be pretty cool.
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