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Old 12-06-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
Christopher C Brophy
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I do not have a machine at home for back exdtensions...any alternatives like deadlifts maybe??

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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When the back extension machine is being used at the gym, I substitute "Supermans". You lay on the floor, face down, and you raise your arms and legs off the ground (as though you're flying through Metropolis). Hold for about 2 seconds each rep.
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:01 AM   #3
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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here is another topic on the same subject: http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/16425.html

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Old 12-06-2005, 04:23 PM   #5
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Old 12-08-2005, 07:11 AM   #6
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Chris,
I have the same problem- it's amazing the number of gyms that don't have a GHD!
My solution is to use that silly captured-oly-bar machine that almost every gym & club now has. I put the bar in a low position, about at the top of my thigh when leaning onto the bar. I then position either one or two 45 lb plates behind my heels to keep my feet under me & vola, I can get a close aproximation of a back extension. Granted this is a more erect position than the prone position of a GHD, and that changes the point of peak force during the rep, but it does do a great job on your glutes & hams. I hope that helps!
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:58 AM   #7
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Hello Craig,
I am pretty new here, in fact this is this first time I have even posted.
What I wanted to know was whether the GHD that you are talking about is the Glute-Ham device?
In addition, are you able to switch the angle around to make it a bit more a a straight glute-ham raise?
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