EP.130 | Another Use for the Reverse Hyper

Love what the Reverse Hyper does for your back, glutes and hammies?

One of the best aspects of the Reverse Hyper is its ability to decompress the spine, rehab the back and strengthen the posterior chain.  Although it's a hefty piece of equipment, it is a fantastic addition to the gym.  

Want to get even more out of your Reverse Hyper?  

Get even more out of Louie Simmon's one-of-a-kind invention... BENT OVER ROWS.

BENT OVER ROWS ON THE REVERSE HYPER

Maybe you aren't the best at pull-ups or you're tired of doing the same variations of rowing.  Just another way to switch it up.

 

SETTING UP

- If you have an lat pulldown attachment, that's ideal

- If not, no biggie.  Grab yourself a light bar such as a training bar.  Loop it through the foot strap on the Reverse Hyper.

 

EXECUTION

- Hinge forward from the hip joint, placing you in a bent over position with a flat back (no rounding).  Imagine you are chest-supported on an incline bench.

- Pull the handle/bar, pull to your sternum, squeezing your upper back and lats.  Control the lower back to the starting position, don't use the momentum of the swing.

 

A GREAT ALTERNATIVE

This is a great way to break up the monotony to hit a different angle in your back training.  Utilize different grips!  Pronated (palms down), supinated (palms up), or mixed grip.  Each one will feel a bit different and keep your back training fresh. 

 

Check out more Bar Tips on the Blog!

 

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