Alternatives to Gravitron

  • waterman

    Posts: 70

    Jan 05, 2009 8:44 AM GMT
    There isn't a Gravitron or static gravity station in our gym.

    I have to watch out for stress on my shoulder. Any suggestions for alternatives to this machine for Wide-Grip Pullups, and Dips?

    Thanks!
  • Musclebucket

    Posts: 157

    Jan 05, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    I actually joined the gym so I could use the gravitron, among other reasons.
    I couldn't find a good alternative option. I could only do 5 -7 pull ups using my full body weight, and even less with the wide grip.
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    Jan 06, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    If you can get a chair or some other object near a pull up bar you can put a foot on it to take off some of the weight.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 06, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidIf you can get a chair or some other object near a pull up bar you can put a foot on it to take off some of the weight.


    Brilliant. Why didn't I think of that?
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    Jan 06, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    You could do dips on a bench, and inverted pull-ups on a smith machine.

    We don't have a gravitron / assisted pull-up/dip machine at my gym either. After I do all the pull-ups I can muster, I go to the smith machine to do inverted pull-ups to go to failure.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 06, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
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