Decisively more effect with variable weight
The weight on the EISENHORN is generated by a gas pressure spring. For simplicity’s sake, we call this a piston. The weight generated by the piston feels exactly the same as on a classic device with weight plates. That is, it is kilos in both concentric and eccentric directions – adjustable via 2×12 steps between 4 and 112 kilos.
Feeling like with dumbbells, only better
The patented system offers you a decisive advantage that is otherwise only reserved for expensive special equipment. In the lower levels (1-7) the weight is constant during the movement. This is exactly the same as on other machines with weight plates. In the upper weight range (from level 8), the principle of the ascending strength curve is taken into account. The weight increases slightly during the movement. This corresponds to the requirements of the movement sequences for the most important basic exercises such as deadlifts, squats and bench presses. In this way you achieve a better stimulation of the muscles over the entire movement sequence and thus a higher effect with every training session.
Manuel Guyer – World Champion Natural Bodybuilding
Learning from the pros
Experienced strength athletes have known about the effect of the ascending strength curve for a long time. Professionals train with chains on the barbell, for example, which provoke exactly this effect. The weight that we can move depends on the joint angle. The force that can be applied during an exercise varies over the range of motion. This results in a theoretically optimal force curve for each movement. The consideration of the rising strength curve is particularly effective for the most important basic exercises such as squats, deadlifts and bench presses. Everyone wants to get the maximum out of their training with every repetition. This is achieved by maintaining overload in the upper half of the movement. To achieve this, the weight must increase over the range of motion. Research into ascending strength curve training has shown that using this modality in your training is a safe way to improve your strength and speed in the exercises mentioned.
The values for the two pistons
The training weight on the EISENHORN is adjusted via 2×12 levels. The standard piston 12 offers 4 to 51kg, the stronger piston 26 up to 112kg weight.