To provide an update on my previous 2018 Black Friday Wish List post…I’ve made an update and now intend to pickup the Rogue Belt Squat machine as my big ticket item for my Ballantyne personal training studio. The only likely scenario where I don’t pick this up is if Rogue happens to sell out before I purchase it.
Most clients have been unfamiliar with the machine so I wanted to explain and share some images.
First are the benefits:
“Performing belt squats rather than traditional back squats / front squats / Zercher squats can be beneficial for a wide range of reasons. Athletes dealing with regular back pain or struggling with spinal compression from axial loading can circumvent those issues by putting the lion’s share of the load on the hips and legs. Similarly, anyone rehabbing from an upper body injury (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, etc.) can still get in their lower body work without having to worry about supporting a barbell.
Belt Squats provide traction to the spine, help add substantial volume to the legs, and offer versatility for other types of training, from calf raises to rows, shrugs, and deadlifts—all easily performed even in a home gym with limited space.” – Description from Rogue.com
For what we do at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training it’ll really be a great way to manage training volume, work around fatigue, or allow consistent progressive leg training where injuries or minor irritations may prevent doing so otherwise.
You can find additional pictures and details on the Rogue website Rogue.com
GarageGymReviews.com also did an excellent in depth review on the Rogue Rhino Belt Squat for those who may be interested in learning more. You can view his video review below.