Pendulum Squat Machine:
- The pendulum Squat Machine presents a unique way to isolate your legs
- An adjustable footpad allows for those with ankle mobility issues to select an angle that best suits them
- The unique position assists in taking the weight of the load off the spine.
- Length 150cm (173cm to the weight plate horns)
- Width 86cm
- Height 173cm
- Weight 150kg
- Frame: 5 years
- Upholstery 1 year
Ships in a single large crate with assembly instructions included.
Pendulum Squat Machine - FAQ
What is a pendulum squat machine?
The pendulum squat machine is a great piece of gym equipment that helps people to perform squats with good form. These gym machines have a padded seat and backrest, and a foot platform that is adjustable to different heights. The unique positioning of the platform provides a unique way to isolate the muscles in your legs and glutes while taking pressure off your lower back and spine.
There is also a weight rack attached, which can be used to add resistance to the exercise. The user places their feet on the platform with their back pressed against the backrest, then pushes down with their legs to lower their body into a squatting position. To return to the starting position, they simply extend their legs and stand up. The machine helps to ensure that the user maintains good form throughout the exercise, and also provides an effective workout.
What are the benefits of using a pendulum squat machine?
The pendulum squat machine is one of the best machines for leg workouts. Regardless of how flexible your ankles are, the positioning of the foot plate enables you to reach a full-depth squat position. It also relieves pressure from your back and knees while helping you develop a muscular, powerful lower body.
You can isolate specific muscle groups in your legs depending on the position of your feet. If you are unable to perform barbell squats for any reason, this exercise is a fantastic alternative.
What does the pendulum squat do?
Like a hack squat, a pendulum squat allows you to load your quads, glutes and hamstrings through a high-level range of motion with a reduced load placed on your back and spine. The positioning of the platform allows the largest range of motion with low bracing.
Because this type of squat works such large muscle groups (quads, hamstrings & glutes), you are typically able to load with heavier weights than if you were doing a normal squat using a squat rack and Olympic barbell.
Where do you put your feet on a pendulum squat?
Foot position is really important when performing any kind of squat. When performing a pendulum squat, place your feet as low down on the foot plate as you can so that when you reach the bottom of the movement there is still even pressure throughout the ball and heel of your foot. Make sure your heel is not lifting with the movement.
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