While I prefer the bar on the back as in the picture with Dimitry this is a great article on proper use of the ghd.
In this article Greg Everett states that, “If one of your problems with the Olympic lifts is a weak back arch, that needs to become a focus for you in just about everything you do.”
CrossFit has adapted the glute hamstring developer into a sit up machine but the prime mover is NOT the abdominals but the hip flexors which are also tight and over developed compared to the glutes and hamstrings in most of us. (Dimitry excluded)
I will also add that any issues with not fully opening up the hips, straightening the knees to quickly, bending the elbows prematurely and muted hip issues can all be linked to this muscle imbalance.
CLICK HERE to read Greg’s article.
8 Bar facing burpees
1 Clean and Jerk (work as heavy as possible. No pressouts)
10 rounds for time of:
3 Clean & Jerks 135/95 lbs
15 10 ft Wall Balls 20/14 lbs
20 Minute Time Limit
4 x 8 Straight Leg GHD
4 x 8 Bent over rows