"Health can never be divorced from Strength." -George Hackenschmidt
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Strength & Health TV - Episode 51: Getting the Most Out of the Glute Ham Raise.
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.