Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Dave Tate saying doing them with a curved lower back if you want to do them as a lower back movement. Demonstrates the other version though for hams and glutes. Eric Cresseys using them as a movement to learn how to deadlift, which is not what I want to use them for.
     
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    Loaded flexion of the spine is never a good idea, IMO, but I know you don't listen well and do whatever you want.

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    Well I didn't ask for advice on how to perform a glute and hamstring movement, which wont do shit for my lower back. Brb never performing hyperextensions because of loaded spine flexion.
     


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    Having a rounded back is NOT the same thing as effectively working your erector spinae.

    IMO, good mornings are a superior movement to pull-throughs because:
    1. Better carry-over to deadlifts and squats
    2. You can handle more weight
    3. You don't look like a dumbass doing them
     


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    I like good mornings because it puts out the sex vibe to any ladies watching.
     


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    fuji Senior member

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    I do good mornings too. I like to do some high rep very light weight movements with short rest periods after doing a heavier movement like good mornings. After I do romanian deadlifts I usually do something like 5x10 on lying hamstring curls.
     


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    You aren't supposed to flex the spine in hyper extensions, either. The flexion should happen AT THE HIP not the back.
     
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    I would like someone here to post a video of them doing a good morning. Thanks.
     


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    Interdesting, always saw them done the other way. Wish my gym just had a reverse hyper and GHR so I didn't have to do shit movements.
     
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    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Tough Mudder was fun, a lot easier/faster this year. I think I sprained my right foot or something, though. Got sick, too, fuckkkkkk. Not hitting the gym til next week, feel like a fatass.
     


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    My gym has both, and now that I have them, they are overrated.

    Granted, the reverse hyper at my gym is kinda ghetto (owner converted a hip machine into a reverse hyper)
     


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    Points 2 and 3 don't hold much merit.

    Point 1 is half true for what I see for most guys. Usually has better carryover for squats. But I've definitely seen pull throughs help more on deadlifts. Helps teach guys how to lockout dynamically - something a lot of beginners and intermediates lack.



    Fuck you. I'm jealous.
     


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    Tried to do a lat pull down glute ham raise. Couldn't even do a rep. Im guessing they're easier if you have a pad in front of your knees. If I had a home gym i'd make a reverse hyper. Seem really easy to make, inb4 sued by Louie Simmons.
     


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    Do you know how a glute ham raise works? Do you know the difference between performing the movement on a GHD versus what you did?

    You were probably doing something like this
     


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    Nah, they look similar though. Guessing natural version is harder because it has no knee support. Guy in the video has some knee support though, I had none. Whats the difference?

    Edit: Looks like your knee is able to move downwards when doing it in a GHD, guessing that makes it easier.
     
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