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GHR


#1

At my gym, like most gyms, we dont have a GHR. So when I went to lift earlier this week and saw someone doing GHR's I was more than a little suprised.

This guy had the rear end of the 45 degree back extention on top of 2, 120 DB's. I tried it, and did a few reps, then jacked the back up higher, and tried it again, and the reps were far more effective.

Has anyone tried a set-up like this, and how far is it away from a real GHR? And is it worth using in my training?
Thanks
Will42


#2

As long as its stable I'd say go for it. I've rigged up some ridiculous shit in my day.

You sure wouldn't want to fall off of that though-- you'll look like enough of a douchebag carrying around 240lbs of weight that you aren't using to exercise with.

If it doesn't work you can always find a training partner to hold your ankles and do natural GHRs.


#3

I just put a folded towel on the floor and plant my feet under the preacher bench.


#4

Ain't this what they made the lat pulldowns machine for? Just hook your feet under there and you're good to go.