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Hip Dominant Bent Leg Exercises

Just finished reading Mike Boyle’s new article from the front page and was going to implement his split. Just wondering, besides deadlifts and pull-throughs, what are some other examples of hip dominant- bent leg exercises?

Arguably a GHR would be. The true GHR could be regarded as both a hip extension and leg flexion hip exercise, with the leg flexion part being the “bent leg” aspect you’re looking for. A so-called natural GHR (done, for example, on a lat pulldown machine) appears be a pure bent-leg, hip-dominant exercise.

Box squats
GHRs?
single leg movements w/ long stride?

Stance, depth, and how you perform many many moves will allow greater and lesser hip activation.

Like above said sqauting can be a HUGE one go with a wider stance and really push though Hips through. Same with your pull troughs on pushing the hips through and sitting back you can make those largely, ham, glute and low back if done that way

Phill

Goodmornings and cleans maybe

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Arguably a GHR would be. The true GHR could be regarded as both a hip extension and leg flexion hip exercise, with the leg flexion part being the “bent leg” aspect you’re looking for. A so-called natural GHR (done, for example, on a lat pulldown machine) appears be a pure bent-leg, hip-dominant exercise.

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I’m confused how a natural GHR is a hip-dominant movement and not a knee one? Wouldn’t a natural GHR be practically a leg curl?