Recently, among the equipment designed to equip gyms and fitness centers, the Hammer simulator has become especially popular. Sports machine allows you to organize classes according to the most advanced technologies in the field of strength training.
The main feature that distinguishes the “Hummer” simulator is the presence of an effective system of power levers fixed on the rotary axis. This design contributes to the implementation of movements in accordance with anatomically verified directions.
The Hammer power simulator is an effective device, the design of which is developed on the basis of special errors by computer programs. Numerous professional athletes were involved in the creation and improvement of the machine tool. Therefore, at present, the “Hummer” simulator is considered a model of excellence.
It is advisable to use the “Hummer” simulator for a thorough study of the broadest muscles of the body. Compared with the standard cable machine, the movement of the handles is carried out according to a strictly sustained arc. In this case, the axis of rotation is located behind the shoulders of the athlete, which contributes to the adoption of the optimal, most convenient for training body position.
Classes on the sports machine provide an independent load on the left and right parts of the body. This feature makes it possible to perform converging and diverging movements along the most accurate trajectory.
Traction in the “Hammer” simulator can be performed in several ways:
- Parallel narrow grip.
- Wide hold with arms down.
- Medium grip (holders are located on the same line).
Back muscle training
The pumping of the spinal muscles on the simulator is done by performing thrust from top to bottom with a small dilution of the arms. Movement is carried out with a maximum amplitude. This allows you to load the broadest muscles, starting with their full stretch and ending with an absolute contraction.
Occupation on the simulator is isolated and aimed at pumping the pectoralis major muscle. During the workout load falls on the hands separately. As a result, the muscles get a uniform development.
You can compare the use of the simulator for pumping the breast with the exercises with the help of dumbbells. The only difference is the lack of ability to change the amplitude of movements, which was originally set by the equipment. Thus, a targeted load is carried out not on the triceps and shoulders, but mainly on the pectoral muscles. In this case, the joints experience the least pressure when performing exercises both in the sitting and lying positions.
Advantages and disadvantages
What is the difference between “Hummer” simulators and other popular machine tools:
- The main point is the presence of the pivot axis of the power levers, which contributes to the implementation of movements in accordance with the anatomical trajectories of movement of the user's legs and arms.
- The implementation of the technology of independent load on the limbs opens the possibility for their study separately, during which strong muscles do not help the weaker ones.
- Thin adjustment of the position of the backs and seats removes restrictions for the occupation of athletes with a different physique.
- Exercises on the simulator guarantee low initial resistance, which is especially important for inexperienced, untrained athletes.
What are the disadvantages of the “Hummer” simulator? Price is the main and perhaps the only drawback. Currently, the cost of machine tools in this category in the domestic market starts from about 40,000 rubles. It is quite natural that for the majority of users who need to acquire an effective means for practicing at home, such a cost seems unacceptable.
The “Hummer” simulators are rightfully considered to be one of the best solutions for both home workouts and for training in the gym. Regular use of a sports machine contributes to high-quality development and a rapid increase in the volume of muscle mass with the highest safety of exercises.