How About Squatting Sitting Down
Tyler grew up outside Anchorage, Alaska. His experiences, education and his participation in competitive powerlifting led him to become the inventor of Pendulum Strength. He now lives in Conroe, Texas and continues to design the world's finest exercise machines. Tyler explains, the squat in a seated position.
There are very few effective free weight movements to train the legs after suffering a shoulder or back injury. A leg press movement will be found in almost every weight room for this reason.
The Pendulum Seated Squat was created in response to a request from strength coaches that wanted to simulate the leg drive portion of the squat and also have the ability to independently train each leg during training or rehab.
My goal was to make a machine that if an injured athlete was a squatter when he returned to this exercise he would be stronger than he was previously. I mimicked the mechanics of a standing squat with the same stress on the legs without loading the back. I knew if I did this they would love my exercise device. Of course, my ultmate goal was simply to make a leg press that got you brutally strong.
I used a multi-point linkage that allowed me to simulate the levers of the human torso and replicate its strength curve.
I also added S.E.T. (Set Extension Technology). On the side of the seated squat is an adjustable stopper which controls the depth of the movement.
S.E.T. is a trainers dream. The seated squat can be used for training those who do not have full range of movement or those who need to improve their flexibility. S.E.T. technology can also be used for variable range training or what coaches call drop sets for those who want to GET STRONG.
If you are ever in Conroe, Texas or at the Pendulum Factory in Clare, Michigan stop in and SQUAT SITTING DOWN.