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Best Exercises for Hamstring Strength Other Than GHR


#1

i dont have access to a glute ham raise station anymore but i need to kick the shit out of my hamstrings as im weak off the ground in the deadlift right now! any help or suggestions appreciated


#2

Good mornings. Deficit deadlifts, because you said you're weak off the ground. Literally and deadlift variation. I personally like Romanian deads, because of the stretch I can get when I do them.


#3

Do you have access to a lat pull down machine ? makes a great improvised GHR .


#4

I agree with deficit deadlifts to improve strength from the floor. I also like RDLs & elevated SLDL too.


#5

band leg curl is a good finisher/extra workout exercise


#6

Swiss ball leg curls and box squats with lots of sitting back and a long pause.


#7

cheeers guys


#8

I'd always do GHR before every training session. If you don't have access to one, leg curls are a good alternative. Doing 25-50 total reps before every training session will help loads on your total training.


#9

Put the smith machine bar at it's lowest position and put some weight on the bar to hold it down then use a bosu ball, if you need padding to save your achilles use a bar pad. Bam, GHR


#10

I don't know how well it works for a serious power-lifter working to improve dead-lift, but I found that HEAVY stepups after a session of box-squats followed by a variation of the dead-lift heavy on the hamstrings helped me get from 350-400. (dead-lift) (I was also weak off the ground). Also what others said about the deadlift on blocks.

I could really feel the step-ups hitting the hamstrings heavy. So maybe they are worth trying out. I tried to go fairly high rep, and until failure on them as well. But that goes without saying.


#11

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#12

GREAT IDEA! goin to try that later!