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45-Degree Extensions?

I don’t have access to a reverse hyper machine or GHR bench. Can the 45-degree extension be useful?

It’s still trunk extension, which will work primarily the lower back. If you can scoot your hips/pelvis above the pad, so they can rotate as well, that would bring some glute work into the motion.

The best way I’ve been able to “re-create” a reverse hyper is to set a Swiss ball on a flat bench, lay on top of the ball, grip the bench, and lift my legs.

And here’s a cool thread I found when I did a search for “Natural Glute Ham Raise”:
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=411687

[quote]amtalkov wrote:
I don’t have access to a reverse hyper machine or GHR bench. Can the 45-degree extension be useful?[/quote]

Yes.