- Adjust padded supports and kneel upright in apparatus. Position
knees on near-upper side of padded hump, ankles between padded
supports, and feet on platform. Place arms behind back, across
chest, or bent beside head depending on desired intensity.
- Lower body until horizontal by straightening knees. Raise
body by flexing knees only allowing hips to bend slightly. Repeat.
- This is an advanced exercise performed on Glute Ham Raise
Apparatus. This movement is also known as Hamstring Raise. Dorsal flexion
of ankle reduces active
insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee
flexion. Also see Inverse
Leg Curl comments.
- Movement is easiest with hands behind hips as shown and when
knees are positioned slightly further down on hump. Also consider
the Glute-Ham Raise or performing self-assisted version.
- Exercise can be made more challenging by placing arms across
chest or even harder by placing hands on head or beyond head.
Position During Waist Exercises. Movement is also harder
with knees positioned slightly higher on hump. Exercise can also
be performed with additional weight.