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Anatomy of a Vertical Frame

Adding a Vertical Frame to your Reformer* dramatically increases your programming options. About 80 percent of Cadillac exercises can be performed with just one machine, as well as the full Reformer repertoire. So, what is a Vertical Frame, exactly? See below for the full breakdown.

Travelling Pulleys
Allows for variable angles of resistance providing increased ranges of motion and optimal muscle activation. Accommodates a variety of exercise in supine, side-lying, kneeling and standing positions.

Roll-Down Bar
Springs are available in light and regular strengths, and can be attached to the Travelling Eyehooks or Vertical Frame, and used with the Mat Converter or Reformer Carriage, to expand programming options.

Travelling Eyehooks
Travels the full height of the Vertical Frame to change the angle of resistance for each exercise when using arm and leg springs.

Push-Thru Bar
Utilizes springs from above or below, in conjunction with the moving carriage or the Mat Converter, and is an especially great choice for standing exercises.

Arm and Leg Springs
Leg and Arm Springs Can be attached at various locations on the sides and back of the Vertical Frame or on the Travelling Eyehooks for additional exercise options.

Safety Chain
Secures the Push-Thru Bar.

Extension Straps
Facilitates Reformer programming where the strap is wrapped around the top of the thigh, pelvis or torso. Perfect for rehab-based applications, to assist in the alignment and stability of the knee joint, and improves muscle activation.

Max Plus Vertical Frame
Comes equipped with 2 Push-Thru Springs, 2 Roll-Down Springs with Maple Roll-Down Bar, 2 Arm Springs with Foam Grip Handles, 2 Leg Springs with Padded Long Spine Straps, 2 Extension Straps, 2 Travelling Spring Hooks, 2 Travelling Pulleys and a Safety Chain.

Traditional Vertical Frames
Traditional Vertical Frames are also available for all models and suitable for older model Reformers with traditional rope systems. These frames do not include Travelling Pulley Eyehooks, but feature fixed Eyehooks.Comes equipped with 2 Push-Thru Springs, 2 Roll-Down Springs with Maple Roll-Down Bar, 2 Arm Springs with Foam Grip Handles, 2 Leg Springs with Padded Long Spine Straps, 2 Extension Straps, 2 Travelling Spring Hooks, 2 Travelling Pulleys and a Safety Chain.

For more information on the Vertical Frame, check out: http://www.merrithew.com/shop/Reformers/reformer-accessories

*Vertical Frames cannot be added to the home SPX models.

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