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Rogue Monster Lite Rig 2.0 vs Floor Glute and hamstring developer

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 12, 2021 9:04:00 AM

Rogue Monster Lite Rig 2.0 vs Floor Glute and hamstring developer

This is a comparison between the Rogue Monster Lite rig and the TITAN Glute and hamstring developer including pros, cons, and alternatives. Follow the links for more details.

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Overview and review of the TITAN Floor glute and hamstring developer $259

This is an overview of the TITAN floor glute and hamstring developer including pros, cons and alternatives. This article was originally posted in Which gym machine to get from TITAN. Follow the links for additional information.

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Overview of the Titan floor and glute hamstring developer

 
The TITAN floor and glute hamstring developer is a compact machine that you can easily transport and lean against a wall to develop your glutes and work your core. The price is low and it can also be stored against a wall easily to save space in a crammed home gym. If you want a Glute and hamstring developer in your hoe gym, but always though other solutions are too bulky, this is the solution for you. The full specifications of this machine are:
 
- Handle and wheels for easy mobility and storage.
- 6 adjustable foot roller positions. 
- Low profile allows for easy storage. 
- 2" thick pad and 4" thick foot rollers for your safety and comfort. 
- Heavy duty steel construction.
 
- Pad Dimensions: 23" x 49" x 2"
- Overall Footprint: 24.5" x 58"
- Foot Roller Length: 7.75" per foot. 
- Foot Roller Diameter: 4"
- Adjustable Foot Roller Height: 2.5"-7.5"
- Foot Plate Dimensions: 19.5" x 10"
- Material: Steel
- Weight: 115 LB
 
This is a good compact solutions for small gyms or physiotherapists with small offices where they want to work with their clients on rehabilitation after a sports injury.
 

Pros of the Titan floor and glute hamstring developer

 
 
  • Compact design
  • Low price
 
The two main positives about this Glute ham developer are its compact design and low price. Compared to the bigger machines this cuts your invest by two thirds and you usually do not load Glute ham development exercises heavy anyway. This can be stowed away under the bed and wait for you in the mornings or evening to do your prehab and rehab before you do your heavy lifting somewhere in the day.
 

Cons of the Titan floor glute and hamstring developer

 
 
  • Can move around while you are exercising.
  • Close to the ground might not be for everyone
 
If you are giving it your all on this machine with yanking movements it can start to travel on the floor. If you get this and use it regularly I recommend that work with very controlled movements. With the bigger machines you can get away with more and of course also fit bigger athletes on them to train.
 
With this machine you are very close to the ground. Depending on where your gym is, what type of floor you have and how regular it is being cleaned not everyone might like to have their face in the mud.
 

Alternatives to the Titan floor glute and hamstring developer

 
 
 
The TITAN Glute and hamstring developer is the best machine you can get from TITAN to train your posterior chain. It combines a GHD and a reverse hyper based on the Economy H-PND. The pad might be a bit small depending on your own size, bu overall this is a solid option for all your posterior chain needs if you can fit it in your gym.
 
The TITAN H-PND is the biggest reverse hyper you can get From TITAN. It has a massive table and steel tubes. The padding can take almost anyone on and you will not be disappointment. This is a good option for a Iron den gym that is looking into getting a reverse hyper and a separate GHD.
 
The Rogue Donkey is the current gold standard in the industry for reverse hypers and GHD machines. It is build like a tank, has a great pad and is finished with great stitching and leather. All of this also comes at a high price and space requirements. We are in the range of $2000 for this machine and it takes up considerable space.
 

Conclusion for the Titan glute and hamstring developer

 
The TITAN Glute and hamstring developer is a great option for a home gym or a commercial gym with very limited space. It is easy to store and move and does not cost a lot to train your glutes. The only downside is that it can not be loaded with weight and might move around on the ground of your exercising like a maniac on it. 

Overview and review of the Rogue Monster Lite Rig 2.0

 

 

 

Price: 1.795$ - 5.095$

This review was originally posted in the longer article "Which strength equipment to buy from rogue" in which you can read about 25 products of Rogue which cost more than 1.000$. The Rogue Monster lite rig is a good start to your home gym or commercial gym targeted at the general public. See the details in this article.

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Overview of the Rogue Monster lite rig

 
The Monster Lite Rig is the little brother of the Monster Rig. The main difference is that the bolts and holes which are used to attach equipment are smaller. Monster lite uses the same 4'-6'-4' pattern as the Monster series. You will get 3x3'' 11-Gauge steel uprights for a solid base to built your gym around.
 
With the 2.0 upgrade, you are now able to choose different colors for your rig. Rogue also worked on the overall stability of their rigs compared to earlier models including different beams. The double pull up bars have been swapped for single pull up bars to make muscle ups easier to perform. The main ideas of the rigs are that you customize them in many different ways to your personal needs. You will get to choose from three different editions which are:

  • Base 2.0 Edition
  • Standard 2.0 Edition
  • Racked 2.0 edition
 
which are increasing in price as more material is used in each of these versions.
 
The base 2.0 edition comes with double pull up bars at the top for stability and to do pull-ups. This version is the most cost-efficient and leaves the most room around the beams to allow free movement. If you are on a budget and do a lot of cardio drills which are mixed with weightlifting and pull-ups. This is great for a gym with members who do are not much interested in powerlifting and whose fitness levels are not very high. The downsides of the base edition are less stability compared to other versions and obstructions when you want to do muscle ups. You also have fewer options to upgrade in the feature as the top beams do not provide holes to attach additional equipment too.
 
The standard edition mainly changes the top part of your rig. The double pull-up bars are swapped for beams. This frees up space for muscle ups along the rig, gives it more stability and options to attach extra equipment at the top of the rig. Examples can be climbing ropes and the Rogue climbing boards. You still keep the option to move freely around at the bottom. This is the right choice for gyms that have a bit more budget, want more upgrade possibilities while still being able to move around freely. If your members are gradually getting fitter you also might consider changing a base model to standard model.
 
The racked edition gives you the most amount of metal for the Monster Lite rig. You will create half racks at the back of each squat/bench station. This also provides more options for storage and more stability to the entire rig. If you have a lot of big football players around who move heavy weight and do little to no pull-ups or running around in the gym, this is the configuration to get. The downside of the racked edition is that any kind of running inside the rig for circuit training is not possible. You will also have a harder time to maximize the number of people doing pull-ups in parallel. 
 
The Rig is available in 10', 14', 20', and 24' from Rogue. It can be prolonged to whichever length you want based on your available space. The combination of the edition and length will determine the price. The longer the Rig and the more material is used, the higher the price tag will be. With these various lengths you can create the following stations for your gym:
 
  • 10'
    • 2 Squat/Bench stations
    • 5 pull up stations
  • 14'
    • 4 Squat/Bench stations
    • 6 Pull up stations
  • 20'
    • 4 Squat/Bench stations
    • 9 Pull up stations
  • 24' 
    • 6 Squat/Bench stations
    • 10 pull up stations
 
 
 Take some time to think about what you are planning in advance.
 
  • How many clients should the Monster lite Rig bring you
 
If you think that the Monster lite Rig will bring you 6 -17 new clients who pay you 50$ on a 1-year retainer it is worth the investment. This will yield 3590$ - 10.190$ net new revenue against an investment of 1.795 - 5095$. Adjust the numbers for your own gym accordingly.
 

Pros of the Rogue Monster Lite Rig

The monster lite rig gives you the freedom to play with many different configurations. It also comes in at a lower price than the Monster series Rig which can help if you want to save costs. Most of the accessories for rigs also cost slightly less in the Monster Lite version than the monster version. It will be easier to transport and disassemble than the Monster rig if you have to that often. 
 

Cons of the Rogue Monster lite Rig

 

The Monster Lite rig is not compatible with all Rogue equipment. As Rogue is pushing into the machines space now expect that most of the heavy machinery will be only or firstly available for the more stable monster construction. Also, some of the accessories you can get for the Monster series might not be available. If you exactly know what your gym should look like and you will have no needs for future upgrades, go for Monster Lite to optimize your price. If you are unsure how your gym and client base will develop, go with Monster to leave you with more options.
 

Alternatives to the Monster lite series

 
Here are some alternatives to the Monster lite series which you can consider:
 
 
This is the minimum configuration of the big brother of the Monster lite series which includes:
 
  • Base edition
  • Rig length of 10'
 
You get the same rig, just a bit more sturdy and with more upgrade options for the future. I am always a fan of overengineering when possible. Especially when you do not buy a long rig this upgrade makes sense as you only spend about 100$ more. The longer the rig gets, the more it hurts your purse to go for Monster.
 
 
This is the maximum you can go to on the Monster Rig. As you can see the difference in price between the maximum config for Monster Lite and Monster is 1.000$. Pay special attention to these economies of scale when you are outfitting a very big gym. You also might want to consider buying separate RM6 racks instead of a Rig, when you already see a need for so many heavy duty squat/bench stations. That leaves you with more options to utilize your space as you are probably not going to run around a lot in this config anyway.
 
  • 1x RM6 @ 2.000$
 
The rogue RM 6 might be an alternative for home gym owner. Think about how likely it will actually be that all of the family will train at the same time in the garage or basement gym. It is probably a lot less than you think. In this case, it might be a better alternative to get an RM6 instead of a 14' Rig to accommodate the needs of your family. If you run your personal trainer business from home ask your self how many clients will you have at the same time and what are their needs. You can get up to three people on an RM6 to train in parallel and save some depth in your basement.
 

Conclusion

The Rogue Monster lite Rig is still a very sturdy build, even though it has a bigger brother with the Monster Series. When you want to build a very long rig this might be the better option than the Monster series. This is the go to option for mere mortals who do not weigh 140kg and deadlift 900 pounds.

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