The Glute Ham Raise
The Glute Ham Raise is one of my favourite accessory lower body exercises to perform because it requires the individual to maintain an neutral spine position whilst eccentrically lengthening through their hamstrings as they extend their hip and knee. Generally most conventional training programs focus on the concentric phase for hamstring development and this excercise, along with the RDL, Goodmorning and Nordic curl all focus on the eccentric contraction.
In the video below we see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a glute ham raise at Elite Sports Performance in Spotswood, Melbourne.
Next time you are thinking about changing your program, be sure to introduce one of the exercises listed above.
This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.
Principle Four Osteopathy
Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.
The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.
The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.
To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.