In this video I talk about the Glute Ham Raise (or GHR) and how I use this exercise and piece of equipment at with my clients and Team EPTS athletes.
The GHR, when properly performed, is an exercises that works both functions of the hamstrings, hip extension and knee flexion. I use two variations of this exercise, one that begins with the hips flexed, perform a back extension and then transition into the leg curl and the other is to begin with the hips extended and only perform the leg curl portion of the movement similar to an inverse curl.
The exercise can be performed with body-weight only or with added resistance from bands and/or free weight.
In addition to technique of these two variations of the exercise, and external loading, I go over the overall volume we focus on with this exercise.
I hope you enjoy this video and if you have any questions or suggestions for future topics please leave them in the comments section below.
In this video series I discuss many of the training methods that I use with my grapplers and fighters here at Extreme Performance Training Systems.
I discuss the importance for training all velocities of strength, why you shouldn't be afraid to have athletes use the maximal effort method, how we improve cardiovascular efficiency and fitness, and why you need to consider all physical qualities required of athletes when developing their training programs.
In addition I talk about some of the special exercises and equipment we use at the training center, why it is important to not overlook often neglected areas like neck, lower back and grip strength and when / how we peak for contests and important events.
Episode 50 Part 1
Episode 50 Part 2
Unfortunately my video camera decided to split this video into two shorter segments so be sure to check out both parts of this video series.