Craziest piece of equipment ever.
Looks like it could be a decent hip exercise...
Crazy stuff there with the belt machine, never seen it before until now.
Let go of that handle, and sit a box behind you. Relax your hips slightly and squat up like you would with a bar on your back.
Its very similar to a regular squat. If your shoulders are super sore, or you have an injury, its perfect. Its a good deload tool.
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
I have alot of things that I want to say, but none of them are very nice...
That's a decent gym your taping this in. Is it at a school? I would like to try that machine out. My commercial gym only has the Hammerstrength Ground Squat - totally different. The following youtube video shows the harness and shrug bar set up that I started doing at home for a different type of leg workout.
This takes a little getting used to. I haven't lost interest yet. Something else to do with my shrug bar.
Last edited by Joe Usher; 06-27-2009 at 09:54 AM.
That's not a belt squat machine. That's just hammer strength or whomever making a knockoff
This is a belt squat machine.
With the cable pulling down in the middle it really works your lower back and hips much more than that HS version would
It doesn't look that bad in principal, but in practice trying to perform a hip based movement with minimal spinal loading is always gonna be awkward. It kind of reminds me of a pull through. I'm lazy with trying new leg movements though, squats, deads, lunges and variations of those three are all I tend to perform.