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Glute Ham Raise

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Type: Powerlifting Main Muscle Worked: Hamstrings Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes Equipment: Machine Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Pull
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Glute Ham Raise Guide

Main Muscle: Hamstrings

  1. Begin by adjusting the equipment to fit your body. Place your feet against the footplate in between the rollers as you lie facedown. Your knees should be just behind the pad.
  2. Start from the bottom of the movement. Keep your back arched as you begin the movement by flexing the knees. Drive your toes into the foot plate as you do so. Keep your upper body straight, and continue until your body is upright.
  3. Return to the starting position, keeping your descent under control.

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9/10

Aug 29, 2013 11:51 PM: Burns like crazy, but I love it. It really focuses on the hamstrings and lower back of course.

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Jul 23, 2013 1:30 PM: Solid burner form the Hams and lower back!

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Jun 25, 2013 8:42 AM: Can this also be considered a lower back move?

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Feb 7, 2013 12:26 PM: Great exercise, but I use a slightly different technique: my knees are not 'floating' as I pull up to vertical (like the pics above), they are resting on the back end of the curved pad. There's also no issue of falling off, because the space between the footrest and the pad essentially wedges my lower...+See More

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Oct 22, 2012 2:13 AM: This is great "if you have that apparatus at your disposal" otherwise it's an average recommendation for Ham/glute raise. Try this exercise with the TRX. Lie on your back and place your heels into the soft handles. Hands to your sides and life your butt into a reverse plank position. Exhale...+See More

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Jun 17, 2012 12:19 PM: !! Nice !!

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Feb 3, 2012 2:10 AM: This is the only exercise that I actually feel in my butt the next day. I love it.

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Jan 14, 2012 10:11 AM: remember to stretch after doing these or walking will suck the next day

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Nov 6, 2011 10:32 AM: This is my new favorite exercise. Did 5 sets until failure, the next day i could barely walk .

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Oct 28, 2011 12:47 PM: Ensure you are positioned to where you can come all the way upright, otherwise it will turn more into hyper-extensions for you lower back, with your glute-hams getting minimal work.

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