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Technogym Row

Has anybody had any experience with the plate loaded Technogym Row? I was looking at it online and it looked pretty good, I was thinking about suggesting it for my gym. I like the older style plate loaded Hammer Strength Row.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use this one so I was wondering what your thoughts were? Can you go heavy and it is still comfy, anything about it weird or poorly designed? Thanks.

I’ve never seen or heard of it. My gym does have two of those hammer strength rows, love those machines.

Can you link me to it?

Sorry, thought I had included the link in the original post.

http://www.technogym.com/gb/viewdoc.asp?co_id=660&target=commercial

The gym I go to on occasions I can’t get to my preferred gym is filled with shitty techno gym equipment. I avoid all of them except the lat pull-down.

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Has anybody had any experience with the plate loaded Technogym Row? I was looking at it online and it looked pretty good, I was thinking about suggesting it for my gym. I like the older style plate loaded Hammer Strength Row.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use this one so I was wondering what your thoughts were? Can you go heavy and it is still comfy, anything about it weird or poorly designed? Thanks.[/quote]

We’re assuming then that your gym does not now have an HS row machine?

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Has anybody had any experience with the plate loaded Technogym Row? I was looking at it online and it looked pretty good, I was thinking about suggesting it for my gym. I like the older style plate loaded Hammer Strength Row.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use this one so I was wondering what your thoughts were? Can you go heavy and it is still comfy, anything about it weird or poorly designed? Thanks.[/quote]

We’re assuming then that your gym does not now have an HS row machine?

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:
Tim Henriques wrote:
Has anybody had any experience with the plate loaded Technogym Row? I was looking at it online and it looked pretty good, I was thinking about suggesting it for my gym. I like the older style plate loaded Hammer Strength Row.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use this one so I was wondering what your thoughts were? Can you go heavy and it is still comfy, anything about it weird or poorly designed? Thanks.

We’re assuming then that your gym does not now have an HS row machine?[/quote]

Yeah, the main gym I workout at currently does not have a plate loaded HS row. They have the selectorized HS high and low row but they both pretty much blow, and I don’t like the new HS plate loaded row as much as the first version. The manager, whom is pretty serious and diesel, is excited about the technogym row and it does look cool on the website, he wants me to suggest that to the owner but I only get so many suggestions that count, so I don’t want to recommend something that ends up collecting dust.

I personally really don’t like Technogym equipment at all. Its all sexy design and little function with them. Saw a piece up assisted pull out equipment from them and it was probably the most outlandish thing I have seen.

My gym has both Nautilus and HS plate loaded seated row machines and they are great. Would never swap for a piece of Technogym equipment.

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Has anybody had any experience with the plate loaded Technogym Row? I was looking at it online and it looked pretty good, I was thinking about suggesting it for my gym. I like the older style plate loaded Hammer Strength Row.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use this one so I was wondering what your thoughts were? Can you go heavy and it is still comfy, anything about it weird or poorly designed? Thanks.[/quote]

Well, any of their equipment that I have come across in various gyms has seemed rather flimsy and dodgy, IMHO.

Go with Hammer Strength or check out Dave Tate’s stuff at efts.com. His machines are made for psycho 300lb powerlifters, so you know they are built to last.

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Has anybody had any experience with the plate loaded Technogym Row? I was looking at it online and it looked pretty good, I was thinking about suggesting it for my gym. I like the older style plate loaded Hammer Strength Row.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use this one so I was wondering what your thoughts were? Can you go heavy and it is still comfy, anything about it weird or poorly designed? Thanks.[/quote]

We’re assuming then that your gym does not now have an HS row machine?