With his decade-long-plus lifting experience, WWE Superstar Rick Boogs (real name Eric Bugenhagen) is committed to continuously expanding his training knowledge. With new research and more advanced equipment hitting bodybuilding gyms, Boogs is open to new discoveries during his travels as a pro wrestler.
Boogs’ recent visit to Ultra Flex gym in Boston, MA, involved many new encounters with workout equipment he had previously never seen. On Sept. 12, 2023, Boogs published a video on his YouTube channel wherein he explained how Ultra Flex’s unique equipment works and demonstrated how to use them. Check it out below:
Ultra Flex Gym & Equipment Overview
Boogs was amazed at the architecture and attention to detail Ultra Flex has — from the graffiti on the walls to the black-and-red color scheme. He wandered through the extensive training ground to acclimate to the different equipment.
Ultra Flex’s equipment ranges from classic Dorian Yates machines to brands Boogs had never heard of. He approached what looked like a Hammer Strength press machine but was actually made by Real Leader, an exercise equipment company entirely foreign to Boogs.
Watson-brand machines with adjustable armrests were an instant favorite for Boogs. He tested their upright chest press machine and free-standing plate curl accessory, the latter of which he failed to perform any reps on due to his inexperience with where the load was placed through his range of motion.
That pad right under the elbow makes the second portion of the lift the hardest.
According to Boogs, the unique curl bar is an excellent workout for the top half of a biceps curl, though he wasn’t a fan of the accessory’s price tag upon researching it.
The Viking press machine, lateral raise machine, and various row machines were seen en route to the leg training room that featured vertical leg press machines, weighted high-knee machines, in addition to more traditional leg training equipment.
Boogs was enamored with the adjustable decline bench press with a fat-grip camber bar. The curve of the camber bar allows Boogs to maintain a more natural wrist position through the eccentric, allowing him to move deeper into the lengthened position at the bottom of the rep.
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