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Glute Ham Raises

December 19, 2016

Excellent video from Barbell Shrugged on the Glute Ham Raise.  Now that we have enough GHD to use in class warm up, if not workouts, we want to get as much out of the tool as possible.  As a society, we are frontal fixated, and we get that way on the GHD machine.  Basically, we do a a lot of sit ups.  There is a good reason for this – pulling the barbell is an extension of the hip.  We do it thousands of times a week whilst enacting, cleaning, deadlifting, swinging an object, jumping.  We rarely flex the hip – that why the GHD situps is so nice to sprinkle in when we can.

The Glute Ham Raise is another tool to strength our hamstrings, butt and more.  It’s an excellent warm up or a great accessory piece post session.  But, it’s powerful juju.  Keep sets small, like 5 sets of 5.  Use the progressions in the video and take the movement slow.  As I was watching the video, I thought you should never do this in a workout, and he said it.  It’s a slower, controlled movement.

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