Detailed Product Description
The Lever Arm Squat ATX-SQM-600 from ATX® has officially replaced the old ATX® Squat Calf Machine (ATX-SQM-650). It features the same compact footprint, a more open design which allows you to get in and out of the unit much faster. And a tonne of new features/changes:
Pads – continuous pad design provides a significant strain reduction on your shoulders throughout the whole movement.
Viking Press – possibly the best addition one could add to their home gym. Viking presses provide you with a safe and effective shoulder training method.
Larger Footplate – even more real estate to position your feet. Not only this makes the unit suitable for taller individuals it also allows you to have some additional variation in your training.
Additional Safety Stopper Positions – comes in real handy when you are training till failure and are exercising through the whole range of motion.
Redesigned Stop/Engage Mechanism – can be adjusted in two different settings, which makes getting in and out of the unit so much easier compared to the older model.
Resistance Bands – not a fan of the strength curve? ATX® have added resistance band pegs to help you combat that.
Oversized Weight horns – will accommodate even the thickest bumper plates on the market!
By bad we are referring to the comparison with the old ATX-SQM-650 machine. This machine has been designed as a lighter and more affordable version. We will have the ATX-SQM-700 very soon which is a beefed up version for commercial use. The ATX-SQM-600 is designed for the home user on a budget.
If you want to do viking shoulder press, we recommend that you bolt the unit down to the floor. The base has four holes – fasteners are not provided. In the perfect world everyone would be moving the weight upwards. But when the reps get a tad too heavy, people start pushing into the unit. Because the pivot point is so high, the Squat Calf Machine can tip or slide if not bolted down.
No more weight storage horns – the original unit came with 4 weigh plate holders built into the unit. It made the process of loading the unit up a breeze while providing some additional structural support.
Despite these drawbacks it still provides the same great alternative to barbell squats.
Weight – 79 kgs.
Weight Load Capacity – 250 kgs.
Designed for home use – EN 20957 I.II.IV – H
Industrial Ball Bearings – the lever arm operated on 2 industrial ball bearing units.
Anti-Slip footplate will help you to keep your feet planted firm.
The safety stopper can be adjusted in 7 different positions.
The Stop/Engage mechanism can be adjusted in 2 different positions.
Solid steel weight horns will remain stiff for years to come, no matter how close you are going to get to the weight load capacity.
What’s Included? ATX® Squat Calf Machine 600 (ATX-SQM-600), 2 x Olympic Adaptors
Please note the pictures may feature optional attachments or items which are not included with the unit, this is to show the possible configurations/use of the unit.