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GHR Pivot Point

Where do you position your kneecaps When performing the glute ham raise off the ground?

When I place them directly in contact with the ground such that my feet are parallel, the patellae don't glide or track smoothly and seem to "get stuck" or forced sideways by body weight during the movement. The only way I can do the ham raise without patella impedance is to rest the vastus medialis (instead of the kneecaps) on the ground such that my toes point away from my body.

Has anybody else experienced patella tracking issues with the GHR? How did you deal with it?

As you may have noticed in the pictures, one requires extreme padding of the knees for this particular movement.

Had the same problem. Extreme padding really makes a huge difference. If there is a stretching mat around, just double it over twice, and stick it under your knees. Solved the problem for me.

Thanks for the info. I already do the GHR’s on a padded gym mat but will double it over and throw on a couple of towels.