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Improving Bench Press Testing

Maximum barbell bench press repetition testing is used in sports to look at and compare or predict the strength of athletes. Athletes are commonly tested at particular standard weight such as 95, 115, 135, 185, 225, 275, 315 or a percentage of their body weight such as 1/2 or 1/3. In some procedures once a test is completed the athlete is given a particular rest interval and asked to repeat a test again to solidify results.

Tyler1-web-resized-600.gifIn scientific studies it is unequivocal that task-specific strength training produces the best task-specific results. In other words, if you are testing for maximum repetitions at 225 pounds on a bench press then practicing with the exact poundage will produce the best results.  Tyler Hobson, the inventor of Pendulum knew that by using modern technology he could replicate the strength curve of a barbell bench press and improve upon the movement.

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Tyler built the Pendulum Vertical Chest Press so that if you did the exact bench press routine on the Vertical Chest you would be able to achieve approximately the same number of repetitions when tested with a barbell. Hobson then added S.E.T. 'Set Extension Technology', to be able to do drop sets, effect ranges of motion (ie. accelerating the bar off the chest, locking out) and added independent work arms for strength deficits so neither arm would be favored during training.

Pendulum_Vertical_Chest_Press1.jpgThe Vertical Chest Press has lived up to Tyler's expectations and proved the value of using a high tech training device. If you want to test well on a barbell bench press try using the Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, but do not be surprised when you surpass your expectations to Get Strong.

Topics: Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, Muscular Strength

The University Of Maryland

The University of Maryland installs Pendulum Machines to Get Strong.

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 Pendulum Machines getting ready to leave the factory

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Pendulum Neck Machines arrive at the University of Maryland

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The Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham

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The Pendulum Vertical Chest Press and Pit Sharks

Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pit Shark, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

NSCA Coaches Conference

This year's National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Conference was located in San Antonio, Texas. Strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers and others stopped by the Pendulum booth to Get Strong.

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Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

The Chest Press

Doing a chest press or a barbell bench press requires the lifter to externally rotate the humerus bone as or before the weight is lowered. An internally rotated humerus on the decent of the bar historically has led to shoulder injuries. The Pendulum Vertical Chest Press handles were designed so that each time a lifters grasps the bar the upper arm is in the appropriate position, even if you raise your elbows vertically.

The Pendulum Chest Press is an exceptional chest and anterior shoulder developer. Several of it's features make it a better tool for rehabilitation than dumbbells or barbells. The Pendulum S.E.T. system allows for shortening or lengthening the range of motion based on postoperative restraints. In the beginning stages of rehab by raising the seat height the lifter can perform a decline chest press that has the necessary shoulder forgiveness. Once the shoulder joint is ready for high stress the trainer or lifter simply lowers the seat and the anterior portion of the deltoid is directly targeted. 

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Decline Chest Press

Topics: Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

Pendulum MX4

The Pendulum MX4 Modular Training System is a remarkable training tool that can be adjusted for athletes with many types of training limitations.

The people at Rogers Athletic strongly believe that quality exercise devices should not be limited to any particular group.  Tyler Hobson along with engineer Ken Staton and the Rogers Group developed an extensible strength training system with the exact strength curves and  the same smooth feel as the free standing equipment in their Pendulum line.  They also included a motorized pulley system so an athlete in a seated position can adjust the range of motion with the push of a button.

 



Making the perfect fit 

Warrior Fitness

Train on the MX4 to Get Strong.

Topics: Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, Pendulum MX4

Pendulum Equipment

Tyler Hobson,designer of Pendulum for Rogers Athletic, checks out the Pendulum Equipment at the Mississippi State University weight training facility.

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Pendulum Rack with Pit Shark

Dual Pit Shark

The Pendulum Rack System with two clip on Pit sharks will Get you and keep you Strong.

 

Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

The Vertical Chest Press

The Pendulum Vertical Chest Press is a unique machine.  An athlete who trains exclusively on the Vertical Chest will achieve the same results or better than a free weight bench press. Assistive devices like repboards and bench press boards are totally unnecessary. The Pendulum has built in range limiters (set extension technology) that quickly can be changed to do drop sets or limit the range of motion.

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To elicit shoulder relief and isolate the chest, particularly for rehabilitation just raise the seat height up several notches. To maximize anterior shoulder power line the upper arm parallel with the work arm of the machine as shown in the upper photo.

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Independent work arms correct strength deficits allowing the athlete to augment their training by exercising one limb at a time.  If you want tremendous chest power, Get Strong on the Vertical Chest Press.

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Bench Press Machine

Topics: Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, Muscular Strength

Pendulum Machines Are Built For All Seasons

Pendulum Machines are Built for all Seasons.

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First Generation Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

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All-Pro Jake Long

2nd Generation Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

Topics: Announcements, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

"Hail State" Clinic

Mississippi State Strength and Conditioning Clinic
Set For February 21-22, 2014

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The Mississippi State University Strength and Conditioning Staff would like to invite you and your colleagues to our 5th Annual Strength and Conditioning Clinic.

This clinic is designed to increase your knowledge in the field of strength and conditioning and to benefit you for future experiences with your athletes. We hope you can make it and look forward seeing you this year!

Speakers for the clinic will include the following:

Matt Balis, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Mississippi State University

Thomas Stallworth, Assistant Strength Coach, Mississippi State University

Brian Neal, Assistant Strength Coach, Mississippi State University

Brady Collins, Assistant Strength Coach, Mississippi State University

Robert Stiner, Assistant Strength Coach, Mississippi State University

Alicia Catlette, Assistant Strength Coach, Mississippi State University

Angelo James, Assistant Strength Coach, Mississippi State University

 

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Special Guest Speaker - Jeremy Boone, Mental Training & Development

Special Guest Speaker - Michelle Rockwell, Gatorade Sports Science Institute Dietician

Special Guest Speaker - Cody Upton, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Brandon [MS] HS

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Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Clinics, Announcements, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

West Rusk High School

In the early 1900's gender-specific colors brought about a great diversity of public opinion At the time it became generally accepted that pink was for boys and blue more fitting for the girls.  Pink was considered a watered down red and a strong color and blue more delicate, danity and prettier for girls.  The pink and blue gender rules one hundred years later, have sinced reversed and pink has lost its symbolism of being a strong color. 

Not so fast - at West Rusk High School in Texas pink is not only a strong color,  training on the pink machines and power racks will in fact Get you Stronger.

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Pendulum Power Rack System

West Rusk High School Weight Room

 Pendulum Strength Training Machines

Rogers Athletic SciFit

 SCIFIT Exercise Equipment

Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press