5 Tips For A Better Glute Ham Hip Extension

The Glute Ham Raise is a great tool for building strength and muscle in the posterior chain.

Today one of the exercise I used with my athlete Jennifer was Glute Ham Hip Extention.

A lot of people think that this is lower back exercise, and while it kinda is and can be used this way, I use it as a hip extension and glute exercise this is going to be determined by the start position of the hips in relation to the pad.

A few tips to make the glute ham hip extension better.

1. Find a good starting position so that you move with your hips not your lower back. A back extension is similar but different.

2. Squeeze your glutes at the top as hard as possible.

3. At the top don’t hyperextended. Neutral L spine alignment should be enough to squeeze the glutes and not extend the lower back.

4. Focus on driving your heels into the pad, this will keep the hamstrings engaged.

5. Use a mix of high reps, lower weight with reps, drop sets, and paused reps for best results.

The Glute Ham Raise is a great tool for building strength and muscle in the posterior chain. Today one of the exercise I used with my athlete Jennifer was Glute Ham Hip Extention. A lot of people think that this is lower back exercise, and while it kinda is and can be used this way, I use it as a hip extension and glute exercise this is going to be determined by the start position of the hips in relation to the pad. A few tips for this exercise. 1. Find a good starting position so that you move with your hips not your lower back. A back extension is similar but different. 2. Squeeze your glutes at the top as hard as possible. 3. At the top don’t hyperextended. Neutral L spine alignment should be enough to squeeze the glutes and not extend the lower back. 4. Focus on driving your heels into the pad, this will keep the hamstrings engaged. 5. Use a mix of high reps, lower weight with reps, drop sets, and paused reps for best results. #glutes , #gluteworkout

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