The Rogue Matador can look like an
intimidating piece of equipment. The angled horns protruding resemble an unholy cold steel tuning
fork. Below is an image from Rogue’s site.
What Is It For?
The Matador is a Squat Rack mount-able variable grip dip station. A dip is an upper body
compound movement which utilizes multiple muscle groups throughout the range of motion.
The primary muscle groups involved in the dip movement are chest, triceps and anterior deltoids.
With this piece of equipment, and due to the variable grip, you can isolate the motion
to benefit the chest with the wider grip or triceps with the narrower grip options.
How to Setup?
As seen in the following two images, setup is straight forward. You merely slide the grooved bracket
around the post of the squat rack, and secondly push a safety pin all the way through the holes and
squat rack. Below the first image is showing how to slide the grooved bracket around the post of
the squat rack, and the second image is showing how to push the pin through.
Make absolutely sure that the pin has been pushed all the way through the assembly, as shown
in the second image below, or the dip station will not be fully secured
What about the Movement?
Below you will see two images, the first image is what the top of the movement should look like
on this equipment. The second image is what the bottom of the movement should look like when
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of relying on the internet for advice on how to correctly perform exercises please always
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