The glute ham drop is an advanced strength exercise to tone your lower butt and hamstring muscles. Glute ham drops also protect you from painful injuries. There are few injuries as bothersome and harder to recover from than hamstring injuries. Prevention of hamstring injuries is the best solution. Similarly, weak hamstrings can lead to other serious injuries.
1. Start with your upper body in a vertical position. This movement should be controlled and smooth.
2. Move your upper body as far down as possible. You might need partner assistance to raise back up.
3. Move your upper body back to vertical. That is one repetition.
Also, try these flexibility and strength exercises for your hamstrings:
Hamstring Flexibility – walking lunges, resistance band eccentric stretch and static stretch (static stretch should be done after workout).
Hamstring Strength – lying or standing hamstring machine curl, deadlift and good morning exercise (with or without weights).
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