Pro Series Reverse Back Extension

Model #974

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Pro Series Reverse Back Extension

Model #974


  • Posterior chain training in user-friendly selectorized form.
  • 2-Tier pad design helps relieve pressure on diaphragm for breathing comfort.
  • Rollover pad design increases hip comfort.
  • Range of motion provides more low back stretch than competitive designs.
  • Leg roller pad provides the articulation necessary for proper form.
  • 200-pound weight stack standard, upgradeable to 250- or 300-pounds.


At the center of athletic performance training is the importance of a strong posterior chain – low back, glutes, hamstrings and calves. This is where the athlete’s acceleration and speed is born. Glute ham raises are a very effective form of way of training this muscle group, placing an emphasis on the hamstrings, but the Reverse Back Extension places more of the emphasis on the lower back, a common problem area for athletes and non-athletes alike. This machine provides strength training in the concentric (lifting) phase and stretching in the eccentric (return) phase, blurring the line between power training and therapy, making the Reverse Back Extension a machine with a rehabilitation component, as well as an athletic training component.

Combine these dual benefits with an enhanced design that aids user comfort beyond what the competition has to offer with the relative ease-of-use that a selectorized design provides, and you have a device that is just as at home in the chiropractic environment as it is in a weight room.

Supplied with a 200-pound weight stack in 10-pound increments, with weight stack upgrades of 250 and 300 pounds available. Integrated step with replaceable polymer grip plate assists users in mounting and dismounting. Tough but smooth pillow block bearings feature grease fittings for ease of maintenance. PowerMax pulleys prolong cable life and use shielded bearings for long lasting, smooth action. Cam plate features a thick, chrome-plated pop pin plate. See adjustability diagram for the full range of possible user settings.

Advantages over the competition:

  • The swing arm is constantly under tension, preventing a swinging momentum from building and requiring the user to exert just as much effort on the tenth rep as on the first to lift the pendulum upward.
  • As the swing arm is constantly being drawn forward, the lower back stretch that is important for rehabilitation is still there, if not more consistent than in plate-loaded designs.

Note: Formerly known as the Performance Series Reverse Back Extension

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