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    Equalizer 6000

    Anyone use or try the Equalizer 6000? It looks pretty good but might take up a lot of space and is quite expensive. Thanks.

    http://old.equalizerexercise.com/6000.html

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    Looks huge and expensive, I used one at rehab, nothing that special
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    Bowflex

    Check out bowflex. They have a few different models that will give you the same results and a lot cheaper. I'm looking at one for $1800

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    I like the "vertical butterfly" option to isolate the lats and pecs. I don't think I could do that with a Bowflex. But they both look like they take up a lot of space and and the Equalizer seems terribly expensive. That's the problem with these home gyms.....they take up so much floor space you need a separate room just for the equipment. All the gyms around here have the basic AB machines...stairmasters, treadmills, free weights etc. I'd love to convince one of them to buy some HP accessible universal of some type.

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    I just bought a Bodycraft home gym. I love it! I removed the seats and the leg extension equip. and workout right from my chair. With a little imagination and modification you can hit almost every upper body group.

    I found a local dealer who delivered and installed it for me for a grand total of $999.00 Still not cheap, but well worth it. MUCH smaller than the 6000!

    Here's a link so you can see what I'm talking about;

    http://store.yahoo.com/net2fitness/gagymnolegpr.html

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    Thanks Herc, I went to the site and this thing piece of equipment seemed like it might be a possibility http://store.yahoo.com/net2fitness/bosofrpecdec.html or even this one http://store.yahoo.com/net2fitness/pophhogym.html I'd still need quite a bit of room. Herc, what is your level of injury, how long have you had your equipment, where do you put it, how often do you use it, and what muscles are you working on? Thanks,.....some interesting equipment on that website http://store.yahoo.com/net2fitness/index.html

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    I'm a T-2 Asia A, as complete as they come. I only got the machine last week, prior to that I was using dumbells for everything. This machine makes "going heavy" so much more convenient and safer.

    I work my chest, shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms, lats and upper back. I was a gym rat prior to my injury, and although its not the same, it feels great to be moving weight around again.

    When I was in rehab (april 2004) I couldn't even bench 30lbs due to my injuries and atrophy. Prior to SCI I was benching close to 400! I know I'll never lift that much again, but my short term goal is to bench the rack (200lbs) 25 times. There is no other reason for wanting that other than self gratification. Right now I'm at 150lbs for 15x. Wish me luck!!

    I have the machine in my basement living space, where I now reside thanks to my pending divorce. (AND, speaking about divorces....the machine is great for taking out frustrations! LOL)

    I try to get in a 1/2 hour to 45min workout in the evenings. I'm looking for a cute FEMALE workout partner If you know of any send her my way!

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    Herc, I think this babe could workout with you...

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    What the heck do you call these sticks? I would like to look for some online or ask in a store around here. Thanks.

    http://store.yahoo.com/net2fitness/le2chboto.html

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    It looks like the call them "Toners" (Im really not being sarcastic) They look like they'd work to some degree, but you would have a difficult time getting a full range of motion out of them. I'll bet you could do the same if not more, with therabands.

    And thanks for the picture of my w/o partner. After sitting in this chair for nearly a year and a half, I think thats what my ass looks like!! LOL
    Dave

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