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GHR vs. Roman Chair

I’m look to purchase something to facilitate doing GHRs.

Is there really any difference between a specialized GHR apparatus and a roman chair apparatus?

I’m thinking along the lines of this:
http://bigfitness.com/rochbosofuco.html

You can do a back extension parallel to the floor on a GHR or Roman Chair.

You CANNOT do a GHR on a Roman Chair. The main part of the movement in a GHR is the knee flexion at the top of the movement that brings the body (above the knee) perpendicular to the ground.

-MAtt

[quote]Matgic wrote:
You can do a back extension parallel to the floor on a GHR or Roman Chair.

You CANNOT do a GHR on a Roman Chair. The main part of the movement in a GHR is the knee flexion at the top of the movement that brings the body (above the knee) perpendicular to the ground.

-MAtt[/quote]

Yep, but you may be able to manage reverse hypers which I’m not too convinced are that much different than regular hypers. I have a roman chair, but would get a GHR bench if I had it to do over and the cost difference wasn’t outrageous.

My gym just bought a roman chair marketed as a GHR. It’s just not the same.

– ElbowStrike

Thanks for the advice…much appreciated!