O.K. I am a long time lurker first time poster. I’ve been lifting on and off for like six years and I have a T-Nation sized problem. My posterior chain needs an overhaul and the gym Iuse has nothing that could even nearly replicate a glute ham raise.
I currently do total body workouts five days a week devoting the first exercise of three of the days to lower body and posterior chain. These include front squats with a slightly wider stance, because i have a strong lower back and find myself not staying upright during squats, rather doing a good morning about half way; snatch grip deadlift on a four inch platform; and twenty rep form intensive back squats followed by strict form light weight good mornings.
My concern is that there is little that actually gets close to the glute ham raise for its purpose, and it is not so feasible for me to demand that the gym buy a glute ham raise machine for me to use.