Eccentrics are all well and good, but it can be hard to know if you’re progressing them. Instead, I recommend this;
If you’ve got a doorway, this is a great solution for you - and it’s what I use;
Get two pull up bars - attach one, like an inch off the floor (so you can hook your feet under it), and one at the top (you can also do chin-ups off this one).
Now get a variety of different resistance bands.
Loop a band around the top chin up bar, kneel on some cushions and hook your feet under the bottom chin-up bar, wrap the resistance band under your armpits and around your chest, and perform these ‘band assisted glute ham raises.’
Obviously, when you are finding you’re doing too many reps, switch to a thinner band, which will make the exercise harder again. Rinse and repeat, moving on to thinner and thinner bands, until soon the band will hardly be providing any assistance. At that point you may already be able to do a few reps of unassisted glute ham raises.
I have carried out this exact process and can vouch it works.
If they get too easy (and you’re turning into the hulk if they do), simply hold onto a weight plate and continue.
EDIT: oh, if you’re doing these at the lat pulldown machine at the gym, you can just loop the resistance bands around the bar at the top - perfect![/quote]
That sounds like great advice. I’ll have to get some bands.