I only have a hyperextension machine at my gym, no glute-ham raise. I generally put a lot of rubber plates under it to raise it to parallel and get my partner to sit on the back so it doesnt tip over when I do GH raises. Anybody have other ideas?
Also, regarding natural GH raises. I am unable to do a full raise and lower without pushing myself up at the bottom. How much of a benefit is there compared to machine GH raises when I don’t have as much range of motion where my muscles are under tension with the natural ones? How often would you recommend I incorporate them into training in place of GH raises in my circumstances and what set/rep schemes?
I have a long history of hamstring pulls and feel it may be due to quad/hamstring imbalance. My quads are much stronger/larger than my hamstrings. Any ideas on hamstring specific programs on leg days? I do not deadlift currently as I clean and snatch two days a week. Think DL’s would do the job? Sorry for rambling off with a million questions.