Hammer Strength Gym

Hammer Strength Gym Ultimate Fitness

At Ultimate Fitness Birmingham, we are truly dedicated to investing in the best equipment which helps you get the best results possible! The owner and bodybuilding athlete Si Fan handpicked each piece of equipment. Si, a former British Champion from Sutton Coldfield, created Ultimate Fitness to make the best gym in the Midlands for anyone interested in keeping fit, working out, or being a novice or professional bodybuilder.

The best equipment is needed to achieve this goal, and this is where Hammer Strength comes in.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

Who Are Hammer Strength?

Hammer Strength is a sports performance brand that manufactures training equipment for high-performance exercisers who have the will to train hard. They prepare dedicated athletes for their challenges and are known for their durable machines designed to withstand the most intense workouts and deliver results.

Are Hammer Strength Machines Good?

Hammer Strength was founded in 1989 by Gary Jones, who developed strength training machines that simplified the biomechanics of lifting weights while matching machine movement to human motion. This ensures you get the very best range of motion to achieve incredibly effective results while reducing the risk of injury. They are one of the industry’s leading suppliers of strength machines, endorsed by many professional bodybuilders.

Official Hammer Strength Training Facility Status

Did you know? That Ultimate Fitness Birmingham was the first gym in the Midlands to be an “Official Hammer Strength” Training facility. So, what does this mean? It means we have over 15 Hammer Strength Machines throughout the gym to give you the best experience and results possible.

What Muscles Do Hammer Strength Machines Work?

On our first-floor chest and arms area

While hammer strength made its name first in leg equipment, they also bought the same knowledge and design thinking to create explosive chest, shoulder, and arms workouts. We have the following equipment:

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

HS Incline chest press

The blueprint for the Plate-Loaded Iso-Lateral Incline Press was human movement. Each weight horn independently engages diverging and convergent motions for equal strength development and variation in muscle stimulation. For comfort, horizontal grips mimic a conventional bench press machine.

Features Options for the horizontal (IL-IP) and vertical (IL-IPV) grip to mimic standard bench presses or athletic movements.

• The most widely used machine with a horizontal grip position is the IL-IP.

• The IL-IPV has a vertical grip for sportspeople dealing with wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain or injury during the season.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

HS Flat chest press

Each weight horn independently engages diverging and convergent motions for equal strength development and variation in muscle stimulation. It is an adaptation of the bench press known as the Iso-Lateral that has stabilizer-angled back pads.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

HS decline chest press

Separate weight horns engage independent diverging and converging motions for equal strength development and muscle stimulation variety. A secure seat belt and upright positioning provide stabilisations for all exercisers.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

HS shoulder press

The Hammer Strength Select Shoulder Press is essential in strength training progression. Adjustments for a range of motion are made by seat position, and grip preference reflects user preferences. The 22 Hammer Strength Select line items offer a welcoming introduction to Hammer Strength equipment.

HS preacher curl machine

The hammer strength preacher curl is fundamental to any strength training program. Its arm pads are angled for stability and unwanted shoulder movement. Pivots and handgrips are positioned to reduce strain and enhance alignment.

HS triceps dip for shoulders and arms

This plated load triceps dip machine is a firm favourite at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

Hammer Strength Leg Day

Hammer Strength is known especially for its legs and back machines, so we have kitted out the second-floor leg area with the following:

HS 45-Degree Leg Press

At 45-degrees, this Leg Press is designed to be easy to use and have a smooth linear leg press motion. It also employs a flip-in, flip-out mechanism to aid exercisers in use.

HS Seated Leg Curl

Adjustable back and thigh pads for better alignment and stabilisation and adjustable start position provide five different starting points. This 22-piece hammer strength machine is a great exercise to start any leg day with.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

2 HS Squat Racks

This premium squat rack is designed to support intense training sessions; it’s so popular that we need two!

HS V-Squat

The Plate-Loaded V-Squat is designed to have a natural squatting motion while reducing back and knee strain through a curved arc of motion. It also employs a standard counterbalance for lower starting resistance—a true #legday fan favourite. 

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

PLATE-LOADED SEATED CALF RAISE

The Plate-Loaded Seated Calf Raise is designed to train the soleus muscle motions. It also has an adjustable thigh-pad restraint to accommodate various exercisers.
Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

In our back section

Finally, our back section consists of 5 Hammer strength machines, including:

HS wide pulldown

This machine provides double iso-lateral training with pivots angled in two different planes. Separate weight horns engage independent diverging and converging motions for equal strength development and muscle stimulation variety.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

HS ISO PULL DOWN

At 45-degrees, this Leg Press is designed to be easy to use and have a smooth linear leg press motion. It also employs a flip-in, flip-out mechanism to aid exercisers in use.

HS LOW ROW

This machine is the opposite of the decline press, creating the natural push and pull exercise.

HS ISO ROW

Each weight horn independently engages diverging and convergent motions for equal strength development and variety in muscle stimulation. It offers a small, low-profile design as well as multiple grips for a variety of exercises.

Hammer Strength ISO Row at Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Gym in the Midlands

We have just released an amazing beginner guide to back, featuring some of the Hammer Strength Back equipment, take a look here. 

We hope this detailed look at hammer strength has shown how passionate we are about their machines. These are all designed to give you the best workout possible through thoughtful human-centred and biomechanical innovation and design from Hammer Strength.

If you need help using any of the equipment or your results are plateauing, please speak with a member of staff or one of our PTs. They will be able to offer dedicated training plans or advice.

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First Published: 16th May 2023

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