FUTURE FITNESS – Scotland’s ONLY Hammer Strength Training Facility.
BUT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???
Hammer Strength machines have been developed since 1989 with Biomechanics as the forefront of their design. Unlike many other machines this allows your body to move the way it is supposed to and now force you into natural movement patterns.
Building a name as the leading manufacturer in weight machines it is clear to see why this brand has excelled. Unfortunately being the leading brand and the most effective machines on the market brings a higher price tag, meaning you won’t find many of these machines in your local gym. If you are at a commercial or budget gym the chances are even lower. If you are not training at Future Fitness, then no other gym in Scotland can offer the same range of equipment.
SO WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THESE MACHINES???
Well compared to free weights they are much safer, this is why Hammer Strength machines are so effective with rehabilitation and extremely suitable for beginners to help develop strength and practice lifting. If you are just starting, always book in with us to go over a basic programme and find out how to use the equipment.
You can also push yourself harder and safer on these machines, especially if training alone. A study published in the November 2010 issue of the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, ” found that male subjects performed a much heavier one-rep maximum on hammer strength compared to free weights.
A lot of machines can feel natural and forced. Hammer Strength great durability and the best structural integrity with a primary focus on each user’s safety and comfort. The technology behind the biomechanics of the Hammer Strength Machines are based on the motion of the human body. Gary Jones, the creator of the Hammer Strength, consulted different chiropractors, sporting experts and consultants along with pro-athletes to build the perfect training partner. But the most important benefit of the biomechanics technology is the reduction of risk injuries and improvement of everyday training.
Hammer Strength has patented Iso-Lateral Technology be used exclusively for their machines. This means they copy the natural movement of our body and strengthen it equally on both sides to prevent an imbalance of your stronger side controlling the movement. This can help reduce the risk of injury and imbalance that many people develop by using fixed machines and barbells. By using Hammer Strength machines, your whole body will have equal and balance strength.
WHAT HAMMER STRENGTH DO WE HAVE???
Well we have around 25 currently on site and with Jason’s itch for trying out new equipment this is very likely to increase throughout 2018! Here are a few of the most popular and I have included a full list below. You can also look through many of the available machines on our website, we try to keep it as updated as possible so let us know if there are any missing! (Don’t forget as well as Hammer Strength Machines we also have a great range of Hammer Strength Free weight stations such as Flat,Incline,Decline and Shoulder press.
Load an appropriate weight onto the pins and adjust the seat for your height. The handles should be near the top of the
shoulders at the beginning of the motion. Your chest and head should be up and handles held with a pronated grip. This will be your starting position.
Press the handles upward by extending through the elbow.
After a brief pause at the top, return the weight to just above the start position, keeping tension on the muscles by controlling the return.
- Sit down on the bench, place your feet on theprovided pads, and rest your upper body on the upright pad.
- Grab hold of the upright parallel bars so that your palms are facing each other. This is the starting position.
- Begin exercise by squeezing your lats and pulling the weight toward your chest. Focus on using your back and NOT your arms to pull the weight.
- Squeeze your shoulder blades together at the top movement and slowly lower weight back down to starting position.
- Adjust the height of the seat so that when sitting down your triceps lay flat on the pads.
- Grasp the bar above with both hands.
- Contract your lats and pull your arms down, driving your triceps and elbows into the pad, pulling the weight down.
- Pause with bar almost touching stomach and return back to starting position under control.
These are just a few of the 25 pieces of Hammer Strength available at Future Fitness.
SO GET DOWN HERE AND TRY THEM OUT FOR YOURSELF!