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Old 03-15-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
Dimitri Dziabenko
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Glute-Ham Raises Help

So I tried to do some Glute-Ham raises at home after a workout. My girlfriend was holding my calves in place, when they suddenly cramped up. That is, on the way up it felt like all the leverage was on my calves and that they were contracting much more than my hamstrings. Thankfully, my girlfriend was quick to "massage" the cramp away .
What am I doing wrong? Could you guys give me some hints on how to prevent this from happening again.

Dimitri
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: Glute-Ham Raises Help

so you are just laying over bench or something? Sorry I dont have an answer just wanted to see how you were doing them. Maybe you just needed some water and a little potassium or something. Are you keeping your legs locked out? or are you bent at the knee? I am just kind of running this through my head coming up with stuff.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:33 AM   #3
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Re: Glute-Ham Raises Help

No contribution to this thread, but Chad, are you sure your sig means to say that you make us "AMRY" strong?

(it's kinda funny, mind you, but I wasn't sure if that's what you had in mind)
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:32 AM   #4
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Re: Glute-Ham Raises Help

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So I tried to do some Glute-Ham raises at home after a workout. My girlfriend was holding my calves in place, when they suddenly cramped up. That is, on the way up it felt like all the leverage was on my calves and that they were contracting much more than my hamstrings. Thankfully, my girlfriend was quick to "massage" the cramp away .
What am I doing wrong? Could you guys give me some hints on how to prevent this from happening again.

Dimitri
what youre doing is not a glute-ham raise, but a hamstring curl. hamstring curls are much harder than GHR's, its quite normal for hamstrings and calves to tighten up when doing these as its a very difficult exercise to get even one rep.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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Re: Glute-Ham Raises Help

I was trying to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44DAxF6bneY (w/f safe)

except I was barely pushing off the floor at the bottom. Look at how his calves are contracted. I can painfully relate to that . Is it just water and potassium at the end of a workout (cause that's when I was doing it)?
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