Ive been doing traditional deads for a while, and im looking for a little change of pace. My gym has a hammer strength machine which looks almost like a whellbarrow. It seems simlar to the deadlift they do on world strongest man. It has 4 handles and looks like it would be interesting to try. My question is, first has anyone used this machine and gotten good results from it. Secondly does it work similar muscles to a traditional deadlift. I would appreciate some hep. Please dont bomb me with holier than thou replies, or just deadlift you pussy. I am just curious
Does it look something like this? In any case I'd be leary of using machines for deads as they do not allow the full range of motion.
Last edited by Jasonl; 01-18-2004 at 08:06 PM.
Try them for a few weeks, and see how they work for you.
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yeah thats it, is that the deadlift that dude is doing, i thought i would do exercise facing machine, but that looks better perhaps
I think he is doing shrugs.Originally Posted by warreport
Looks to me like a shrug machine. Looks like it's working for him as well!
The Hammer Strength dead feels a lot like a trap bar dead to me. They both seem to bring the quads into the lift and take some of the stress off of the lower back. Give it a try for a few weeks and see how it works for you. If you're not feeling it where you want you can always go back to conventional deads.
Does the Hammer machine have a seat? My gym has one that has the 4 handles you mentioned, but it's a shrug machine (plate loaded). Don't think it would work well for a deadlift. You could always try heavy dumbells from the ground.
The Hammer Strength DL does not have a seat. You can do shrugs with it as well as deads.