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Reverse Hammer 2.0 – 2 in 1 GHD and Reverse Back Extension

The Reverse Hammer is two essential products for your home gym combined into one, at a fraction of the cost (and space) of when you buy those separately. The fusion of the Reverse Back Extension machine and Glute Ham Developer (GHD) is a Bells of Steel original design and was engineered in house. 


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B.o.S. Reverse Hammer – Glute Ham Developer & Reverse Back Extension Combo Machine.

The Reverse Hammer is two essential products for your home gym combined into one, at a fraction of the cost (and space) of when you buy those separately. The fusion of the Reverse Back Extension machine and Glute Ham Developer (GHD) is a Bells of Steel original design and was engineered in house.

It is an all-in-one machine that enables athletes to perform any of the movements associated with either machine – glute ham raises, GHD sit-ups, back extensions, and reverse back extensions – with the same piece of equipment. It even includes our best selling belt squat belt to use as the strap.

The B.o.S. Reverse Hammer is easy to set up, simple to adjust, and it saves you a ton of precious floor space by combining two typically huge machines into one. No other single piece of equipment will strengthen and develop your posterior chain like the Reverse Hammer Reverse Back Extension / Glute Ham Developer!

The Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer isn’t the only combination Reverse Back Extension and Glute Ham Developer on the market, but it is the best. It is also one of the most affordable!

vertically adjustable footplate/foot roller carriage to accommodate users of any height. Diamond-plate platforms for stepping up into the GHD, a removable crotch pad, so the fellas don’t damage the goods, and so much more.

The 2.0 version also includes 2 band pegs for resistance band work, side handles for getting in and out easier, and extra padding over the curved part of the pad for more comfortable reverse back extensions. The footplate has also been made straight up and down instead of on an angle as per the feedback from customers on our 1.0 version.

Benefits of the Glute Ham Developer (GHD)

The GHD is a versatile piece of strength equipment, and an essential tool for developing strength, power, and speed in the posterior chain. While the GHD is useful for a multitude of different movements that strengthen the core and posterior chain, like back extensions and GHD sit-ups, it is most commonly used for the Glute Ham Raise (GHR).

The Glute Ham Raise is an incredibly useful exercise for isolating the hamstrings and the glutes, increasing hypertrophy to these two essential muscle groups. The Glute Ham Raise is also believed to be superior to the leg curl because it works more muscles and puts a greater emphasis on the eccentric component of knee flexion. Increased time under tension, a more complete range of motion, and the ability to add resistance with bands or weight plates make for a very targeted approach to hamstring and glute development that will carry over to your heavy squats, deadlifts, and your explosiveness on the playing field.

It’s not just the hamstrings and glutes that benefit from the GHD and the GHR. The entire posterior chain benefits, including the spinal erectors. This not only improves strength and power in other major lifts and in sports but also helps one to resist injury as well.

Simply put, the GHD is the perfect tool for developing strength and power in the posterior chain, for improving performance on the playing field and in the gym, and for eliminating the risk of stress and injury to the lower back. The GHD can also be safely used by those with pre-existing low back issues who cannot use traditional, deadlift-style exercises to train their posterior chain.

The B.o.S. Reverse Hammer is exceptionally well made for these reasons:

  • High-density foam pads with a durable vinyl casing
  • Quality bearings for a smooth swing
  • Includes high-quality hyper strap that doubles as a belt squat belt
  • Lifetime Warranty on welds and frame*
  • Upholstery, Wheels Grips 90 Day Warranty


Strong Steel Tubing2×3″
Heavy-gauge SteelYes
Anchor HolesYes
Weight storage pegsYes

Benefits of the Reverse Back Extension

The Reverse Back Extension is used for one critical accessory exercise; the Reverse Back Extension. The Reverse Back Extension is an excellent movement for the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings because it allows one to train the whole of the posterior chain in a way that is very similar to the deadlift, but without actually loading up the spine. This makes the Reverse Back Extension the perfect movement for athletes with a pre-existing low back issue or those who want to give their lower back a break without missing a training session.

Even for those who do not have an existing injury, the Reverse Back Extension can be an invaluable tool for developing strength, power, and explosiveness in the hamstrings and lower back. The Reverse Back Extension also improves hip extension, which will translate to better performance on the playing field and in the squat, deadlift, snatch, and clean and jerk.

The Best of Both Worlds

The Reverse Hammer offers you the best of both worlds when it comes to training and protecting the health of your posterior chain. In one single piece of equipment no bigger than either a standalone Reverse Back Extension or a standalone Glute Ham Developer, you get access to both, and you get both for about the cost of just one of them. If ever there was a machine worth making room for in your gym, it’s the Reverse Hammer GHD/RReverse Back Extension Machine.


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Igor C.

Best machine ever

I purchased this piece of Equipemnt for my personal training facility and all Incan say it is by far the best piece. All of our clients love it…

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Stay healthy

Bells of Steel

Hey Igor, Thanks for the amazing review! The Reverse Hammer is a tank and holds up well in commercial settings. Hope you and your clients continue to feel the love, and the gainz! Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew

Alex M.

Great piece of equipment

Love the hip hyper extension. I find when trying to do Nordic hamstring curls it’s a little difficult because of the pads. I’m used to using a roller pad for my knees on the concentric part of the exercise. I’m just figuring it out so I have some exploring to do, but overall great machine for the price.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: To be strong, mobile, and look great!

Bells of Steel

Hey Alex, Thanks for the great review! The Reverse Hammer is a beasty, but can definitely take some getting used to, especially if you've become accustomed to different styles of equipment. If you still find yourself looking for tips and tricks to adapt to your gear, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team! They know the ins and outs and hacks for all things B.o.S.! support@bellsofsteel.com Thanks again, and happy lifting! Kat and the B.o.S. Crew

Cameron Q.

Reverse hammer / GHD combo

Great shipping and efficient packing. I highly recommend to watch the BoS build video to assist with the instructions. Other than that if you’ve got the budget and are between this and just the GHD, and can swing it, no pun intended, get this!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Healthy
Bells of Steel Reverse Hammer 2.0 - 2 in 1 GHD and Reverse Back Extension Review
Tony T.

Reverse Hammer 2.0 - 2 in 1 GHD and Reverse Back Extension

went together really well the instruction video helped. I've used both of these pieces before in a commercial gym and found that this one works equally as well. with the bonus of taking up less space in my home gym.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: powerlifter/powerbodybuilder

Bells of Steel

Hey Tony, Thank you for the review We are happy to hear you are enjoying the Reverse Hammer and wishing your great gainz! William & BOS Team

Paola M.


I can't express how much i really love this piece of equipment and the addition to my gym.. it is by far my new favourite toy and the activation in my hammies and glutes are beyond my expectations.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: maintenance and strength for life

Bells of Steel

Hi Paola, Thanks for the review on the Reverse Hammer! Ecstatic to hear you love your purchase. We are happy that we can supply your home gym and make it amazing! Enjoy your gainzz! Thanks again for the review! Irene and B.o.S. Crew