Do you even Glute Ham Raise, bro? Often performed by others using too much calf and/or back. When done correctly, its hands down the best way to get very strong hamstrings, in my opinion. Its one of the most challenging hamstring exercises to do and takes quite sometime to build up the strength to do it. It works the hamstring and the hamstring/glute tie in. Ive seen powerlifters who can squat 600 as a male and 300 as a female and yet cant do a single GHR. My personal best is 14 #s for 10 reps.
I had a minor tear in my hamstring while back squatting many years ago that put me out of powerlifting for a bit. Ive made it a priority to have really strong hamstrings since then. Which is why I believe accessory work is important to compliment your main lifts. It helps build injury resilience.
Interested in seeing progressions for this exercise? Comment below. #strengthcoach #oaklandstrength #goingham #hamstrings #ghr #glutehamraise
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