Talk me some glute ham compound shiznet (please)

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Post by ApolytonGP » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:16 pm

I think I was compromising the back arch a bit at the end to get the bar down. Which is better from hang or touching floor brielfy?


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Post by pdellorto » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:23 pm

Whichever one doesn't compromise your back position, I'd say.

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Post by wilburburns » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:24 pm

pdellorto wrote:Whichever one doesn't compromise your back position, I'd say.
That was my exact thought.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:08 pm

It's interesting. I'm very new to it and just feeling my way out. But you can change the exercise by knee bend, straightness of the back, even just how much you choose to "force" the hamstrings. On my right one, it feels good...but also kind of a bit sore like I was basically using the weight to force it into a stretch. Gives me some motivation to get more flexible!

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Post by frogbyte » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:05 pm

Starts from the bottom of the lift - wouldn't really have to be the "floor"


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Post by Han » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:45 pm

My overthinking meter just broke.
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I say make like Nike and "just do it" already.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:58 pm

I know this is getting into it, but I'm totally intrigued with the subtleties and differences of the motions on this lift.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:59 pm

Han wrote:
My overthinking meter just broke.
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I say make like Nike and "just do it" already.
I did them. Have a stiffie for stiffies. Love them. Hope I tolerate them.

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Post by Han » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:04 pm

I find them much tougher than conventional deads. Mostly due to grip issues, though.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:15 pm

I kinda get a nice hammie aggravation and back as well. Gives me a reason to work flexibility.

No grip issue, but I am pretty light right now, though. Are straps for pu...wimps, when I get limited?

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Post by Han » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:29 pm

I think Matt Z uses straps from what I saw last time I read his journal. Ask him if he is a pu...wimp.

I personally haven't used them yet, but I am considering using them when I do RDLs. I'll probably just use them for the last set, so my grip still gets worked for the first few.

Chalk is for real men, but it's not allowed in my gym.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:43 pm

So gymnasts are real men? :wink:

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Post by ApolytonGP » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:44 pm

the way you were pushing me to ask Matt that, makes it sound like he is a big dude who will squash me. :idea:

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Post by Han » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:45 pm

Read his journal. I like the way he structures his workouts.

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:04 pm

Han wrote:Read his journal. I like the way he structures his workouts.
Yeah. They are some of the cleanest, simplest workouts you'll see. And unless the numbers are total fabrication ( :lol: ) he is big enough to squish almost all of us. At once.


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