BACK EXTENSION ON THE GLUTE HAM RAISE (GHR)
Position the footplate for a controlled range of motion. Farther from and lower than the knee pad is easier.
Begin with your hips over your head, torso perpendicular to the ground. Activating your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings, raise your torso until it is parallel to the ground. Lower your torso and repeat.
To continue into a full GHR, you could begin hips over head, hinge at your hips until torso is parallel to the ground, then hinge at your knees by really activating your hamstrings and glutes until your body is perpendicular to the ground with head over hips (video forthcoming). Be careful not to arch your lower back. Lower and repeat.
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