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Pitysister 06-16-2008 04:42 PM

roman chairs
anybody got one for home use? that's all :)

_Wolf_ 06-16-2008 05:13 PM

you like romanian chair sit-ups? i used to hate them haha

Pitysister 06-16-2008 05:55 PM

i was thinking...if my legs were long enough...using them for hip extensions....i found a super cheap one...but..i'm not sure where the support pads will end up on my legs..

EricT 06-17-2008 08:59 AM

NEVER do Roman chair...just as an fyi. Very bad....herniated disc waiting to happen. It's how I got my bad back. Repeated flexion and extension of the lumbar spine under low magnitude load is a no-no. There is no good reason to do this movement. Also ends up pulling in the abdominal muscles and causing an imbalance there. That can fuck up the shoulders as goes on. Don't do it.

For the extensions if you can't adjust the pads properly I wouldn't bother.

"Repetitive flexion-extension motions with low magnitude compressive forces have been shown to be an effective mechanism for causing disc herniations. - EC

iron_worker 06-17-2008 09:37 AM

What exactly is a roman chair? Just so I know what not to do.


_Wolf_ 06-17-2008 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by iron_worker (Post 59084)
What exactly is a roman chair? Just so I know what not to do.


i actually don't know what these are either. i just remember reading arnold's encyclopedia a few years ago and how he used to do them for abs....

Pitysister 06-17-2008 01:51 PM

but i can't find any that have adjustable thigh support pads...suck.

i'll stick with ghetto :)

iron_worker 06-17-2008 04:02 PM


EricT 06-18-2008 11:57 AM

That's just a hyper. Those are not usually called "roman chairs" in and of themselfves these days but I know they sometimes are. I was referring to sit-ups though not extensions. It would be doing a sit-up on that or any sit up where you elevate yourself and hyper-extend the bottom portion of the movement.

Here's an adjustable one, Pity:

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