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5,000 Miles To Get Strong

Nicolae Vlad is a retired heavyweight weightlifter from Romania. He competed in four Olympics winning a gold, a silver and a bronze medal. Vlad is also known for a flat-backed, semi-stiff legged barbell lift which became known world wide as the Romanian deadlift. Weightlifting is time-honored in his country and when the Europeans have their weightlifting championships Romania is always a factor.

Not only is Olympic style training popular, Romania has the fastest growing health and fitness market in Europe. They also know where to go to find the best weight training machines in the World, which are only 5,000 miles away. 

Pendulum Equipment

Pendulum Machines Getting Ready For Shipment to Romania

They will be Getting Stronger in Romania


Closed And Open Chain

Open kinetic chain exercises of the lower limb are movements, where the distal segment is unloaded and free to move. The opposite is true of closed kinetic chain exercises, whereby  there is enough resistance to prohibit free motion.

Closed kinetic chain exercises are movements such as squats, Pendulum Squat Pro, leg presses and lunges, while open chain exercises are actions like leg curls, leg extensions and the Pendulum Reverse Glute Ham.

The kinetic chain can be understood as interrelated joints and body parts working with one another during motion. This creates a chain of events that affects the movement of neighboring joints and segments.

The advantage of open chain movements is that they tend to be better at isolating muscle and often are selected for specific rehabilitation and used to accentuate performance. While closed chain movements in general would be classified as more functional and closely approximating movements that are used in sport and daily life.

Pendulum Reverse Glute Ham Machine

Open Chain Reverse Glute Ham

Pendulum Power Squat Pro

Closed Chain Pendulum Power Squat Pro

Pendulum Power Squat Pro XT

Closed Chain Pendulum Power Squat Pro XT

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2-for-2 Method

Some trainers, coaches and athletes use what is called the 2-for-2 Method for increasing training load. The rule is if the trainee can perform two or more repetitions over one’s ‘repetition goal’ in the last set of an exercise, for two consecutive workouts, the weight is added for that particular exercise the next training session.

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