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New Equipment at my gym
« on: July 21, 2019, 02:32:38 PM »
they got 3 new things

SSB, Octagon type bar & swivel thing for T Bars

Swivel thing I won't use as I don't see the value of doing rows without chest support and risk of lower back injury.

SSB: What's the value of this? Is it for guys with elbow problems? I did a couple Bar Weight squats with it yesterday and didn't see how it could be useful.

Octagon Type Bar (Swiss Bar?) allows you to bench with hands in a neutral position, I'll definitely try this just for variation. But again, is there a special use or need for this?

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Re: New Equipment at my gym
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 01:59:52 PM »
My one gym has a SSB. I have shoulder issues and it hurts sometimes to get my arms back to grip a regular bar. However, I hated the feeling of the SSB and won't be using it again. I just didn't feel as stable using it.

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Re: New Equipment at my gym
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 03:04:35 PM »
Hatfield Squats.

Do not fear The Iron, for it does not care.
The Iron is Resolute in Purpose, Steadfast in Intent, Unwavering in Desire, and Immovable in Stature.
Unless acted upon by a Superior Force.
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