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Rugby Dad
01-16-2011, 05:28 PM
anyone got experience with this $300 GH bench, small enough to use at home or carry to gym

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mBIiVg_2vQ

Brian Hopper
01-16-2011, 07:35 PM
I'm sure it will work fine. I haven't used it before, but from watching Brian, it looks like it would get the job done.

AdamBAG
01-17-2011, 09:54 AM
Haven't used it, but I'm interested. Would love to have something like that in my garage.

I've seen vids of Joe Jordan using the same bench and he goes about 260lbs. So it will work for bigger guys.

SELK
01-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Ive been looking into getting a cheap GHR, this one also looks like a good deal, but I have no idea if its any good:

http://thekettlebellking.myshopify.com/products/wright-exercise-wright-rubber-nd-ghd-glute-ham

StLRPh
01-17-2011, 02:19 PM
Ive been looking into getting a cheap GHR, this one also looks like a good deal, but I have no idea if its any good:

http://thekettlebellking.myshopify.com/products/wright-exercise-wright-rubber-nd-ghd-glute-ham

I'd do a search at Crossfit's board about this. Wright supplies a lot equipment to their various affiliates. I've seen it in person at their warehouse in Alabama and it looked solid.

Brian Hopper
01-17-2011, 03:18 PM
Ive been looking into getting a cheap GHR, this one also looks like a good deal, but I have no idea if its any good:

http://thekettlebellking.myshopify.com/products/wright-exercise-wright-rubber-nd-ghd-glute-ham

That one doesn't look that bad either, especially for the price. But for space, you can't beat the OBB version.

gmen5681
01-17-2011, 06:23 PM
i would go with the orlando barbell one before that other one. the one from kettlebell has a very small footprint, plus the padding on the OBB one is much better. you dont want that knee piece there so you can dip down lower than where that pad is.

Bosshogg300
01-19-2011, 09:43 AM
i came across this one a few weeks ago and it looks ok to me http://www.christiansfitnessfactory.com/index.php/vmchk/Legs/CFF-Econo-Glute-Ham-Raise/Developer-GHD

Brian Hopper
01-19-2011, 10:49 AM
i came across this one a few weeks ago and it looks ok to me http://www.christiansfitnessfactory.com/index.php/vmchk/Legs/CFF-Econo-Glute-Ham-Raise/Developer-GHD

That's pretty cheap, it doesn't look that bad either.

gmen5681
01-19-2011, 12:26 PM
it doesnt look bad, but you would want to replace that foot piece with a larger one, which isnt difficult its what we had to do to my buddies wit a peice of plywood and some sand paper tape.

Rugby Dad
01-20-2011, 02:10 PM
@ Bosshogg300

FUSCULAR*(fus*ku-lar)adj.: A large person who is a combination of fat and extreme muscular mass.

that's golden :-D

Rugby Dad
01-20-2011, 02:12 PM
i came across this one a few weeks ago and it looks ok to me http://www.christiansfitnessfactory.com/index.php/vmchk/Legs/CFF-Econo-Glute-Ham-Raise/Developer-GHD

WOW that's almost half price of the other 2
the portability of the OBB one is cool tho, but over $350 ouch!!!
that company actually carries wide selection of GHD benches ranging from $500 to ones over $1,000
i fear that this econo model must really be quite flimsy to be selling so cheap.

Turboboy
01-21-2011, 10:03 AM
I wanted one of those for months and decided to make my own. It's been by far one of the most difficult exercises to master. Mine has 7 different angle settings and after a few months, I've managed to make it to level 2. LOL I also built a hyperextension on the end of it since I'm running out of room in my gym. :bang:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/Turboboy/DSC02966.jpg

Brian Hopper
01-21-2011, 10:08 AM
Nice!!!

GreggNJ
01-21-2011, 11:51 AM
Simply impressive!

shocker4221
01-21-2011, 11:59 AM
this may be a question for a totally new thread and may seem stupid to some but, i've done hyper extensions but never GHRs and i've felt my glutes and hamstrings doing the hypers. How much different can it be using a GHR machine?

Turboboy
01-21-2011, 12:21 PM
this may be a question for a totally new thread and may seem stupid to some but, i've done hyper extensions but never GHRs and i've felt my glutes and hamstrings doing the hypers. How much different can it be using a GHR machine?

I'm somewhat new to the movement but it's unlike any ham exercise I've ever done. I put some very noticeable size on my hams in a few short months and I'm fairly advanced in leg training. It's really hard to explain but when you do one, you'll know somethings up. LOL

Rugby Dad
01-21-2011, 03:14 PM
I wanted one of those for months and decided to make my own. It's been by far one of the most difficult exercises to master. Mine has 7 different angle settings and after a few months, I've managed to make it to level 2. LOL I also built a hyperextension on the end of it since I'm running out of room in my gym. :bang:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/Turboboy/DSC02966.jpg

not sure what you mean by angle settings? or level 2?
only time you adust the settings on GHD is to fit your leg length or height.
do you mean the foot rollers that adjust up or down? I usually find one peg that feels most comfortable for my height & dimensions , that's it.

Rugby Dad
01-21-2011, 03:15 PM
also found this review of econo GHD, only draw back is that reviewer admits to having zero experience training on GHD
http://www.home-gym-bodybuilding.com/economy-glute-ham-raise-review.html

Turboboy
01-21-2011, 06:11 PM
not sure what you mean by angle settings? or level 2?
only time you adust the settings on GHD is to fit your leg length or height.
do you mean the foot rollers that adjust up or down? I usually find one peg that feels most comfortable for my height & dimensions , that's it.

Mine has three different adjustments instead of 2 on a normal GHR. The front to back movement based on a person's height. The rollers, that move up and down for foot placement and the whole roller assembly itself moves up and down. In other words, it has 7 different angles on the roller assembly that make the exercise more difficult as the angle increases.

I did it this way because usually a person will eventually get strong enough to do the basic exercise for quite a few reps. Then, they'll generally add a hand held weight or use a resistance band. Mine just goes one step further and increases the angle as another way to make the exercise more difficult.

cpa5oh
01-22-2011, 05:44 AM
I've got the Orlando Barbell floor/home GHR...it works fine/well.

I've also got a Scorcher (got it from Outlaw Strength...as I understand it, they were discontinued but there is still brand new stock left.) Scorcher is more versatile, it's a little bit higher off the ground, has got wheels for easy positioning - only thing that folks might not like is that there isn't a footplate...it's basically a bar that you put you dig the balls of your feet into...I have come to actually prefer this over a footplate, as it tears my calves up, and I've been using the Skorcher in place of the OBB floor/home GHR. And I think you can get one of these for around $200.

Joe Usher
01-23-2011, 07:06 AM
I've got the Orlando Barbell floor/home GHR...it works fine/well.

I've also got a Scorcher (got it from Outlaw Strength...as I understand it, they were discontinued but there is still brand new stock left.) Scorcher is more versatile, it's a little bit higher off the ground, has got wheels for easy positioning - only thing that folks might not like is that there isn't a footplate...it's basically a bar that you put you dig the balls of your feet into...I have come to actually prefer this over a footplate, as it tears my calves up, and I've been using the Skorcher in place of the OBB floor/home GHR. And I think you can get one of these for around $200.

Any chance you have a pic of the scorcher you could post? Thanks.

Joe Usher
01-24-2011, 12:00 PM
I've got the Orlando Barbell floor/home GHR...it works fine/well.

I've also got a Scorcher (got it from Outlaw Strength...as I understand it, they were discontinued but there is still brand new stock left.) Scorcher is more versatile, it's a little bit higher off the ground, has got wheels for easy positioning - only thing that folks might not like is that there isn't a footplate...it's basically a bar that you put you dig the balls of your feet into...I have come to actually prefer this over a footplate, as it tears my calves up, and I've been using the Skorcher in place of the OBB floor/home GHR. And I think you can get one of these for around $200.

If there is no footplate how do you step into the unit? I saw some pics from Outlaw Strength and he sent me youtube video showing a homegym with the skorcher in it; very nice gym by the way. Any chance you have a pic of someone in the unit showing their foot placement? Thanks.

StLRPh
01-24-2011, 12:39 PM
I'd like to see a pic if possible

Joe Usher
01-24-2011, 02:00 PM
I'd like to see a pic if possible

Send an e-mail to Michael White, outlawstrength@live.com. He sent me a youtube video and a bunch of photos. I spoke on the phone with him too.
I strongly encourage folks to check out his ebay store.
http://shop.ebay.com/strengthandfitness/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
Good stuff there.

StLRPh
01-24-2011, 02:06 PM
thanks Joe, will do

edit: Just got an email from Mike and he's putting them on Ebay in about half an hour

cpa5oh
01-25-2011, 08:13 PM
If there is no footplate how do you step into the unit? I saw some pics from Outlaw Strength and he sent me youtube video showing a homegym with the skorcher in it; very nice gym by the way. Any chance you have a pic of someone in the unit showing their foot placement? Thanks.

I don't know if the youtube video he showed you was my home gym or not...but here's mine and there's a pretty good shot of the Skorcher in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGO3tBPIHcI (The rack is going and one of his racks is going in sometime in February.)

I'm not sure what your question meant, so I'm not sure how to answer it: if you notice from the video, at the back where a foot plate would be on a traditional glute ham, there's a roller and beneath it a 1" bar with no pad on it...heels go up against the roller pad, ball of foot is on the 1" bar. That assembly goes up and down (to increase or decrease difficulty) and the pad (which is really nice) also goes up and down. Like I said earlier, I feel like the digging the ball of my foot into the 1" bar is at least as effective, if not more effective, than having a footplate (and if you're heart is set on having a footplate, you could just position this against a wall, probably.) The thing is pretty versatile, too...you can use the top roller to place your off-leg when doing single leg squats...you can do hip thrusts (just place a bar across your lap)...I really like it. And it's put together really well...doesn't look or feel cheap at all (though I could do without the logos.) Wheels on the front make it very easy to move around.

Joe Usher
01-27-2011, 07:57 AM
I don't know if the youtube video he showed you was my home gym or not...but here's mine and there's a pretty good shot of the Skorcher in it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGO3tBPIHcI (The rack is going and one of his racks is going in sometime in February.)

I'm not sure what your question meant, so I'm not sure how to answer it: if you notice from the video, at the back where a foot plate would be on a traditional glute ham, there's a roller and beneath it a 1" bar with no pad on it...heels go up against the roller pad, ball of foot is on the 1" bar. That assembly goes up and down (to increase or decrease difficulty) and the pad (which is really nice) also goes up and down. Like I said earlier, I feel like the digging the ball of my foot into the 1" bar is at least as effective, if not more effective, than having a footplate (and if you're heart is set on having a footplate, you could just position this against a wall, probably.) The thing is pretty versatile, too...you can use the top roller to place your off-leg when doing single leg squats...you can do hip thrusts (just place a bar across your lap)...I really like it. And it's put together really well...doesn't look or feel cheap at all (though I could do without the logos.) Wheels on the front make it very easy to move around.

You answered my question perfectly. I am looking forward to getting one. Thanks.

Joe Usher
07-15-2011, 02:31 PM
anyone got experience with this $300 GH bench, small enough to use at home or carry to gym

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mBIiVg_2vQ

I just got this last week. They are so hard to do! Fall on my face every rep. Anyone have any tips to master the Home GHR? Anyone have this and found it very difficult at first? How did you get through the reps? Thanks.

JK1
07-16-2011, 04:52 PM
Ive been looking into getting a cheap GHR, this one also looks like a good deal, but I have no idea if its any good:

http://thekettlebellking.myshopify.com/products/wright-exercise-wright-rubber-nd-ghd-glute-ham

I just saw this in this thread. I want to start by saying I really like the guys at Wright, they have treated me very well. I tried out that GHR in their store in Birmingham and honestly did not like it. It just doesn't feel right if you've used a good GHR. I think it is the knee plate with the round roller pads. You can't push your heels back into the foot plate correctly--or at least I felt like I couldn't. The foot plate is also wrong. I am not a fan of those small foot plates. Get a big one so you can adjust foot stance from in to out. If you get a low cost GHR with a small plate, pay the money to have your local machine shop put a bigger plate on the macine. It is worth it.

muscle_g
07-16-2011, 10:01 PM
This one looks pretty good too
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/82626wp.html