Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer

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  • A standalone glute ham developer (GHD) and reverse back extension
  • Affordable
  • High-density foam pads with a durable vinyl casing
  • Hyper strap that doubles as a squat belt
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Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer Review: Hammer Your Way to Stronger Muscles (2024)

Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer Review: Hammer Your Way to Stronger Muscles (2024)

Gone are the days where you have to decide between buying a reverse hyper or a glute ham developer. Learn more in this Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer review. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • High-density foam pads
  • Included hyper strap
  • Limited lifetime warranty on welds and frame
  • Budget friendly
  • 2-in-1 machine saves space
  • Free shipping
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
What needs improvement ...
  • Standard collars do not fit pendulum so weights may shift
  • Some felt the foam was too firm
  • Several reports of items arriving damaged

Product Summary

Bells of Steel’s Reverse Hammer combines two premium home gym products into one affordable and space-saving training tool. This Reverse Hammer fuses the reverse back extension machine and glute ham developer (GHD) providing the benefits of both machines in one, uniquely designed fitness solution. Featuring a more compact footprint than two separate machines, the Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer may be a good choice for those with smaller spaces. 

Equipped with a vertically adjustable footplate/foot roller allows users of varying heights to take advantage of the Reverse Hammer. The new 2.0 version comes stacked with two band begs for resistance work, side handles to make getting in and out easier, and extra padding over the curved part of the pad to improve comfort. Based on feedback from users of the Reverse Hammer 1.0 version, Bells of Steel made the footplate straight up and down rather than angled, which feels more secure for users.

The Reverse Hammer weighs 280 pounds and is constructed of 2-inch-by-3-inch strong steel tubing, making it both durable and stable. Anchor holes are provided should you like to secure it to the floor, however, its overall build is stable enough without the anchors. While some users felt the foam pads to be too firm, the majority of buyers appreciated the density and high-end vinyl covering. 



280 lbs


74” L x 47” W x 42” H

Steel Tubing

2” x 3”


Diamond plate, anchor holes, weight storage pegs, band pegs, vertically adjustable footplate


Limited lifetime on structural welds and frame warranty, 90-day upholstery warranty

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      The Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer offers the best of both worlds: a glute ham developer and reverse back extension in one simple machine. This product is well built and less expensive than other two-in-one machines on the market.