Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Glute Ham Raise Exercise

The glute ham raise is an advanced strength exercise for the hamstrings. There are few injuries as bothersome and harder to recover from than hamstring injuries. Prevention of hamstring injuries is the best solution. Similarly, weak hamstrings can lead to other serious injuries.

You can execute the glute ham raise with the assistance of a partner holding down your feet. The partner might also need to assist you in raising up. YOU WANT YOUR HAMSTRINGS TO DO THE WORK!!

Also, try these flexibility and strength exercises for your hamstrings:

Hamstring Flexibility - walking lunges, resistance band eccentric stretch and static stretch (static stretch should be done after workout or game).

Hamstring Strength - lying or standing hamstring machine curl, deadlift and good morning exercise (with or without weights).

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. its really very fantastic blog. it contain useful information for us. thanks for this.

  2. I'm quite experimental with my training, and always on the lookout for new ways to improve my training. This Hamstring exercise looks powerful. Haven't tried it before, and to be honest I'm not so into ham-curls at the gym.
    Mark Martinez,
    Testing out hypergain like the energizer bunny

  3. Mark....the glute ham raise will probably be the toughest hamstring exercise you have done...try it out


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