- Posterior chain training in user-friendly selectorized form.
- Two-tier pad design helps relieve pressure on the 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.
The Pro Series Reverse Back Extension machine provides strength training in the concentric (lifting) phase and stretching in the eccentric (return) phase, blurring the line between power training and therapy. The enhanced design aids user comfort beyond what the competition has to offer. Combine this 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. This makes the Legend Fitness Pro Series Reverse Back Extension a machine with a rehabilitation component, as well as an athletic training component.
The Pro Series Reverse Back Extension comes with a 200-pound weight stack in 10-pound increments. Weight stack upgrades of 250 and 300 pounds are available. An integrated step with replaceable polymer grip plate assists users in mounting and dismounting. Tough but smooth pillow block bearings feature grease fittings for easy maintenance. PowerMax pulleys prolong cable life and use shielded bearings for long lasting, smooth action. The cam plate features a thick, chrome-plated pop pin plate for easy adjustments. See the adjustability diagrambelow for the full range of possible user settings.
The importance of a strong posterior chain:
At the center of athletic performance training is the importance of a strong posterior chain–the low back, glutes, hamstrings, and calves–as 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.
Advantages over the competition:
- The swing arm is constantly under tension, preventing a swinging momentum from building. This also means that the user must exert just as much effort on the last rep as on the first.
- Because the swing arm is constantly being drawn forward, the lower back stretch that is important for rehabilitation is constant and more consistent than in plate-loaded designs.
Note: Formerly known as the Performance Series Reverse Back Extension
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