What Is The Best GHD Machine (Glute and Hamstring Developer)?

In this article we’ll talk about the GHD machine, short for glute and hamstring developer machine, and how you can use it to get those tight glutes and explosive hamstrings.

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What is a GHD machine?

The glute and hamstring developer is a machine used in the gym and training facilities to strengthen your glutes and hamstrings and provide more explosiveness for speed.

 For an example of  how to use a GHD machine watch the video below. 

What muscles are targeted?

The glutes (butt) and hamstrings are the primary muscles targeted when using this machine. The lower back and abs are also engaged during these exercises as you can see in the video above.


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What are the benefits of using a GHD machine?

If you are looking for explosive strength beneath the torso then this machine provides the ability to focus on exactly that as well as toning the glutes and hamstrings for a better looking physique.

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Are GHD machines safe?

The only problem I see with this machine when doing the exercises from the posterior position and lowering yourself backwards is the pressure that can be placed on the spine. If you’re not primed for this machine then this could be an injury waiting to happen. I would recommend targeting the lower back with a roman chair and doing dead lifts for a few weeks or until you feel comfortable enough to use this machine.

Final thoughts.

Explosive lower body power is a must especially if your are an athlete! This machine is a great addition for those that want to target the lower posterior portion of their body for training and competition. Not to mention that when the glutes are toned and your hamstrings are proportioned right it gives you an overall better looking physique!

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