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Old 04-10-2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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Cool

They used to call that device a "Roman Chair"...

There is another gadget—nothing like the first one—that people use for "Roman Chair Squats"...

{Parenthetically: Has anyone made much use of Roman Chair Squats?}

And to make it really confusing, I saw a gadget for doing hanging leg raises with the forearms supported called a "Roman Chair" as well.

The "Roman Chairs"—or whatever—that we used to do, held the upright body parallel to the floor.

That fellow's feet are a wee bit lower than his hips.

You'd wear a chain around the neck that had been set to just tighten at full extension.

After the first few, you'd swear that you were fully "Up", but the chain wouldn't quite be taut. You'd have to really strain to get that last 1/4".

Very few folks could do 15 slow deliberate reps, getting the chain taught at the top each rep.

Although we did have a few monsters who actually used a small resistance held behind the head.

As I said in another post, you always used to see Soviet Weight Lifters doing lots of these—sans chain—in "Strength and Health".


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