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How to Use the Tech Rod TR-2 Home Gym

author image Jolie Johnson
Based in Austin, Texas, Jolie Johnson has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and has been writing fitness-related articles since 2008 for various websites. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Illinois.

The Tech Rod TR-2 is a home fitness system by Impex. It uses flexible, metal rods as resistance, as opposed to weight plates. High and low cable pulleys offer dozens of exercises. Each pulley set consists of two individual pulleys, one on each side of the machine. You can use both sides together or work one side by itself. The TR-2 offers up to 100 lbs of resistance on each side. The upright bench has an attached leg developer to work your thighs. The maximum weight capacity of the TR-2 is 250 lbs.

Chest Press

Step 1

Attach the handles to the low pulley. Squeeze a cable clip open. Slide the clip over the end of the handle attachment and over the clip on the end of the low pulley. Release the clip to close it. Repeat on the other side.

Step 2

Sit on the bench with your back against the seat rest. Grab the handles, one in each hand, with your palms facing the floor.

Step 3

Position your arms so they are about parallel to the ground. Start with a 90-degree bend in your elbows.

Step 4

Extend your arms to press the weight out. Your hands should almost touch when your arms are fully extended. Pause for a count before slowly releasing.

Lat Pulldown

Step 1

Attach the lat bar to the high pulleys. Press open a cable clip. Slide it onto the end of the high pulley and one of the hooks on the lat bar. Repeat on the other side.

Step 2

Grab the lat bar with a shoulder-width, overhand grip. Sit on the upright bench with your arms extended directly overhead.

Step 3

Pull the lat bar towards your upper chest by squeezing your shoulder blades down and together. Continue the motion by bending your elbows and pulling them past your sides. The lat bar should touch your upper chest. Pause for a count before slowly releasing.

Leg Extension

Step 1

Attach the low pulleys to the leg developer. Slide a cable clip over the ends of both low pulleys. Slip the clip over the hook on the leg developer. Release the clip to close it.

Step 2

Sit on the upright bench. Position your knees over the top foam rollers and your ankles behind the bottom foam rollers.

Step 3

Extend your legs out until they are almost straight, but keep a slight bend in your knees. Pause for a count before slowly lowering.

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