The Rogue Z Hyper upgrades several features from our standard RH-2 Reverse Hyper machine, including a new bolt-together design (for easier portability), a beefed up 3×3″ 11-gauge steel construction, and adjustable front handles (ranging from 2-14″ from pad edge) that allow users of any size to custom-tailor their desired hand placement. Comparable machines on the market can cost more than $1,500, but the Z Hyper’s efficient design makes it a uniquely affordable choice.Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, the Rogue Z Hyper is approved by Louie Simmons himself as an effective tool for physical therapy, back rehab exercises, and for regular everyday training–particularly for those looking to reduce back tightness and strengthen the hamstrings, glutes, and hips. Like the RH-2, the Z Hyper includes an oversized pad (35″ wide x 24″ deep x 3″ thick) with an extended back lip to keep the user’s hips from resting on any metal/hard surface. A 3×3″ step on each side of the unit makes it easier to climb aboard, and rubber feet are included on the base for extra grip/stability and floor protection.The two plate storage posts on the Z Hyper each have 10.5″ loadable length. With the addition of an optional base crossmember (bolts below the handles), users can also attach bands to the storage posts for greater resistance and more variation.
Rogue Z Hyper
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The Rogue Z Hyper upgrades several features from our standard RH-2 Reverse Hyper machine, including a new bolt-together design (for easier portability), a beefed up 3×3″ 11-gauge steel construction, and adjustable front handles (ranging from 2-14″ from pad edge) that allow users of any size to custom-tailor their desired hand placement. Comparable machines on the market can cost more than $1,500, but the Z Hyper’s efficient design makes it a uniquely affordable choice.Manufacturer: Rogue FitnessCategory: Reverse Hypers
Rogue Z Hyper Reverse Hyper Review: Overbuilt and OversizedAuthor: Cooper Mitchell
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- It is built to last and the quality of the Rogue Z-Hyper is hard to beat, no matter how much you are willing to pay. If you read 10 reviews on the Z-Hyper, at least 9 of them will start out by praising the quality of construction.
- You buy a piece of equipment to accomplish a goal, and the Z-Hyper does exactly what it was built to do, provide a great lower body workout while tractioning your spine. Some reviewers asked for a crossbar for dips or said that it could be used for box jumps, and those things might add a little value to the machine. The bottom line, however, is it works and especially for lower back rehab and stretching.
- Delivery is fast and while some reviewers say that the assembly is time-consuming, it never affected performance.
- The 3-inch thick foam pad is comfortable, oversized, and comes with a 3-inch lip that makes this pad the best we've used on a reverse hyper.
- This particular machine is approved by Louie Simmons, the inventor of the reverse hyper himself. Westside no longer owns the patent, so anyone can freely make the reverse hyper now, however, Rogue still gets approval.
- There is a reverse hyper roller attachment available for purchase that many like, although it is expensive.
- 10.5" loadable capacity which can be loaded up to 700 pounds...Considerably more than most people will ever use on a reverse hyper.
- Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and sourced in America.
- The adjustable handles make it easy to use no matter how tall or short you are and no matter how many people use the machine. They are easy to use which cuts down on transition time and helps you keep momentum.
- Rogue customer service is top-notch and the warranty is one of the best in the industry.
- The Z-Hyper can now be turned into the new Rogue Donkey Reverse Hyper/GHD Combo unit with some added pieces.
What needs improvement ...
- Assembly is a 2 person job and may be a bit difficult for some.
- It is expensive and especially if you purchase the roller attachment to go along with it.
- The footprint is large for a machine whose primarily usefulness is for rehab.
- This is a massive machine and very heavy. That's great for stability, but difficult if you ever want to move it around.
|Made In USA|
51.5" x 43"
|Other Product Specs|
Includes (1) Spud Inc. Hyper Strap and (1) set Rogue Metal Axle Collars
GGR Community Reviews
A reverse hyper is an important tool for many in a garage gym because of its versatility and use in back rehab. There's a reason many of the world's top strength athletes like Mat Fraser, Brian Shaw, Rich Froning, and others carve out space in their garage gyms for a reverse hyper. The Rogue Z-Hyper is one of the best on the market, however, it doesn't offer many more features than the RH-2 for quite a bit more money. We first recommend the Rogue RH-2 and then the Z-Hyper.