University Recreation


Glute Ham Raise

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Hamstrings
Secondary Muscles: Glutes
Body Area: Legs
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: Hammer Strength Glute/Hamstring (BWGH)

Glute Ham Raise Glute Ham Raise

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Start by placing feet against the foot plate with feet facing the ground
  • Position your knees just behind the pad
  • Lower yourself maintaining a tall position with shoulders over your hips and head forward
  • Lower yourself until torso and hips are parallel to floor
  • Bring yourself back to starting position by driving your knees into the pad


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