Reverse Hyper - Thoughts And Experiences?

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Jester, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Per title, shamelessly posted here for exposure ;).

    Positive/negative experiences?

    Thinking of buying Rogue’s updated model.
  2. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    As to the exercise, okay as long as you have a young, orthopedically sound back. Otherwise can be injurious.

    As to the machine, a lot of $ for little gain over jerry rigging something.
  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I’m also looking at the DIY version.

    You know of folks who had injury issues when used?
  4. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, me. But mostly using a regular hyper extension and because of spinal stenosis. Both exercises puts a lot of strain on the spinal column and can cause disc erosion, esp in the lumbar region, over time thru friction. Regular deadlifts are typically a much safer alternative.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
  5. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    My previous boss screwed his back up doing reverse hypers, but I have no idea if it was a form issue, too much weight, jerking off during the set, or what. I've personally done them in the past with no issue. My gym had a stack loaded machine for this that I actually felt was much nicer and less awkward than some setups, but obviously would be a huge investment for a home gym.

    The new Rogue RH looks like something you could probably rig up at home if you had the time/inclination, etc. Seems a bit expensive for a one-use unit to me, but I'm cheap.
  6. Blade

    Blade Super Moderator Staff Member

    I’m not a big fan of it, unless we are talking high reps with lower loads and a controlled cadence. The usual way of performing it when ego takes over is to use heavy weights and momentum to do the work, which doesn’t add any stimulus to the hip extensors but places a lot of loading and flexion on the lower back.
  7. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Definitely the high-rep, low load discussion only.

Share This Page