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Hammer Strength Ground Squat/High Pull Machine


#1


Anybody ever used one of these? I just started going to a gym I signed up for while I'm home from school, and they have one of these. I've always heard Trap Deads are a great exercise, but never had access to a Trap Bar. This seems like a decent substitute. Also, it doubles as a 'high pull' machine, and it seems to really hit the lateral delts well... but I know it's a similiar motion to a upright row, so I was wondering if this was possibly a slightly safer alternative? So anyone have any experience with it??


#2

Never used or even seen one. Stick with the free weights and if you feel you must you could throw this contraption in at the end for some accessory work.


#3

ah I've wondered about this one, I used it for shrugs once


#4

I always thought that it was for shrugs?


#5

I've used this machine to shrug but it's annoying as hell deadlifting the weight into position once your shrug strength gets up there.

It's labelled as a squat/lunge machine at my gym.


#6

i have tried a lot of different movements using this machine, but i like the free weight version of each exercise a lot more. But if you think it might work for you, then by all means try it out.


#7

How the hell do you do high pulls on that?