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    "Bailing out" on the pursuit of a Hack Squat Machine

    After finishing the prototype hack squat machine (just recently), I have decided not to pursue it as a production offering. These are the reasons:

    After building to my usual construction...
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    A more traditional bench-type pullover on a machine.

    Here's a plate-loaded pullover machine which has a movement more like a traditional pullover on a bench with a barbell.
  • A new seated leg press.

    A new seated leg press.
  • I agree with you, that this type of pulldown...

    I agree with you, that this type of pulldown movement is significantly different enough from a standard pulldown to justify owning both machines. I, myself, build both versions in my line of...
  • Chris, As per usual, we can count on you to...

    Chris,


    As per usual, we can count on you to give a thorough account of your trips to Europe to investigate and test out new technology in the muscle building machine field. You always do an...
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    Prototype 'hack squat' machine

    Just a progress update on the new prototype hack squat machine.


    I think I will just start with some pictures, here they are.
  • Has anyone on this forum used any independent...

    Has anyone on this forum used any independent shippers, besides Dave Goalder. I am shipping some machines from California to Ohio and have just missed Dave (who won't be back out this way until...
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    ironforgedgym, Thank you for the response. ...

    ironforgedgym,


    Thank you for the response. You're right, there are many other examples of compound-movement leg machines which could be used to do 'hack squats'.


    What I am envisioning is...
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    ampire, Greybird2, and TASOSCHATZ; ...

    ampire, Greybird2, and TASOSCHATZ;


    Regarding the handles on the Lat Isolation machine.....

    'the jury is out'.....

    While they do force the operator to assume a 'healthier' and more...
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    It has been years since I have designed a new...

    It has been years since I have designed a new compound-movement leg machine. I designed the four 'classic' Lamb Bodybuilding Machines compound leg machines back in the late eighties through the...
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    Well, here's a video of the prototype machine in...

    Well, here's a video of the prototype machine in action.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of0BwesSKE0
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    Just as Greybird2 observed in post #117 of this...

    Just as Greybird2 observed in post #117 of this thread, regarding the Nautilus version of this type of machine, the machine can be improperly used by rotating the forearms forward, thus...
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    Thank you, Ampire

    Thank you, Ampire
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    Eric, I will try to get some video of the...

    Eric,


    I will try to get some video of the machine in use after the members at the gym get better acquainted with it and its use.



    Yes, the seat height is adjustable, as is the shoulder...
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    Yes, that is the machine, or certainly a...

    Yes, that is the machine, or certainly a configuration of it. You can see, by looking at the picture, that it is designed to apply a 'humeral adduction movement' in the frontal plane, just...
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    Prototype Lat Isolation Machine - delivered for evaluation

    Well, the prototype lat isolation machine is finished, and I have brought it to Fit Nation Gym in Norwalk, CA.


    They will be using it and evaluating it over the next few weeks (or, perhaps,...
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    Lat Isolation Machine - prototype - cont'

    Well. it turns out that there isn't much room for a 'racking mechanism' on this prototype; but I have squeezed one in where its can be actuated by the operator's free hand. I will admit that the...
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    Lat Isolation Machine - prototype - cont'

    I have finished (and added) the body-constraint mechanisms to my machine's frame.


    The machine's first body-constraint mechanism is a rotating seat assembly composed of a solid steel bar which I...
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    I suppose that the movement that my machine is...

    I suppose that the movement that my machine is being designed to perform will become more evident when I finally get some pictures or video of it in use by end users.
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    Thank you, TheLIFTHOUSE In reflection, I...

    Thank you, TheLIFTHOUSE


    In reflection, I should add the comment, that, given your background, the complement is all the more meaningful coming from you (as we both know what dirty work...
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