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Magic1
02-23-2003, 04:07 PM
Does any one use them? I my self do have been using for 9 months and done a great job on my shoulders and arms with out using weights, My expanders are 25ib per coil i can cumfortly open all three in all directions . Was kind hopeing would build my chest some what but not a great deal change really. If any one else here use the expanders do they have a program too use
i could see. I've no instructions and wondering if i'm doing some thing wrong .....

Nice forum people only found it this evening by chance. looking forward too some replys and there view on using expanders..
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Charger
02-23-2003, 05:13 PM
Not really sure what it is, but welcome to the board:D

back2it
02-23-2003, 05:52 PM
I have a set my Dad bought then for Me when I was about 12 , still have them 35 years YIKES!. I don't use them now but I did for many years . My shoulders hurt a little the last time I used them so I hesitate to try again .

gbat
02-23-2003, 07:29 PM
Like these?

http://www.yorkfitness.co.uk/nz/product.asp?prod_linkname=ChestExpanders&prod_cat=retailrange

My brothers had these when I was a kid. Mainly for shoulders and arms really aren't they? Unless ya hook one end to a door and press with them, eh?

Charger
02-23-2003, 07:51 PM
oh heck ha, I remember those. I used one once and found out, never use one with out a shirt, pulls the heck out of chest hairs.

iluvlifting2001
02-24-2003, 06:52 AM
LOL...I remember those also. Looks like something you would buy out of the back of a comic book from 1940.

back2it
02-24-2003, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by iluvlifting2001
LOL...I remember those also. Looks like something you would buy out of the back of a comic book from 1940.

Hey .............that's closer to the truth than you think .

gbat
02-24-2003, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by Charger
oh heck ha, I remember those. I used one once and found out, never use one with out a shirt, pulls the heck out of chest hairs.

..or a nipple...:eek: :D

Remember the movie: The Goonies? They tied the big brother up with one.

Belle
02-24-2003, 08:16 PM
and he built muscle just doing that alone and toned his upper body.

When I think of chest expander's I imagine some poor bloke getting his chest hair trapped in the coils. OUCH! :)

Belle
02-24-2003, 08:43 PM
Looking at this site here, you can in fact do 40 exercises with a bullworker:

http://www.thebullworker.com/

I found this page for chest expander exercises:

http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling2/jujutsu101/strandpulling.htm

Belle
02-24-2003, 08:45 PM
Just read gbat's post... so it isn't my imagination then..LOL!

gbat
02-24-2003, 11:05 PM
I've had 2 Bullworkers at different times. Had to sell both to cover bills. :(

They are pretty cool. When I had mine they just promoted isometric contraction. I see they have expanded the routines a bit.

I use a Bodyblade: http://www.bodyblade.com/default.aspx

Weird looking thing that is awesome for warming up and working on injuries. A lot harder than it looks, esp. the pro model.

Belle
02-25-2003, 12:00 AM
Can you alter the tension on them to make the workout stronger when you get used to one tension type of thing? My Dad just used that and good old fashioned push ups and stuff.

gbat
02-25-2003, 04:18 AM
Belle,

No, it is basically a hydraulic piston, (but no hydraulics involved, a big spring in there), with cords on the ends. At the Arnold Classic they gave $20. to anyone who could fully compress the Bullworker. Out of the hundreds that tried only 4 succeeded, and all 4 could bench 400 pounds. So it is tough enough for most people.