By Bad Seed
Glute-ham raise is a staple of any proper strength program, and rightly so. This movement places a large amount of tension on the posterior chain due to activation across multiple joints. In my experience unless athletes are instructed by a competent coach very poor and potentially dangerous will be used. Proper execution of this movement is critical , failure to instruct young athletes on correct technique often results in compensation for weakness of hamstrings by hyper extending the spine. To avoid this potentially dangerous position I have begun utilizing old fashion glute-ham setup which has worked wonders in terms of posterior chain development.