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Re: Hamstrings cramping during hip thrusts
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2013, 11:58:44 pm »
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  Raptor, its going to be very hard to do them with correct firing patterns on the lat pull machine, you need a pad to drive your hips into.  It can be done but its going to take elite level glute/ham strength, there was an athlete on a schroeder video doing one off a natural ghr platform somewhere on youtube.   Think of doing a glute bridge upside down against the pad, then a leg curl, thats what youre after.


 Alex V Id agree, I think a lot of athletes miss out on possibly the best glute/ham support exercise there is simply by not knowing how to do them correctly.  Ive have a high school kid that has completely changed his sprint mechanics for the better after a high dosage of ghr's done right.  We have even noticed a difference in his power cleans and power snatches, he uses the glutes much more in his second pull to extend the hips vs the low back/hamstring extension he started with.  This kid had very poor mechanics in his sprints, and simply getting that firing pattern down correctly, and strengthening the shit out of it changed much of the sprint cycle by itself.

 
 
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Re: Hamstrings cramping during hip thrusts
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2013, 12:06:50 am »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMo74H8qdz8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMo74H8qdz8</a>


Here is a wanna get fast video showing the same correct method, though you can see the difference in strength between the dude demonstrating in alexs video and  this one, done correctly it is not an easy exercise.

They are trying to convey the same thing as alexv, just not explained as well as his video.
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Re: Hamstrings cramping during hip thrusts
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2013, 05:20:01 pm »
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Fixed the hamstring cramping by replacing the o-lifting shoes with running shoes during the hip thrusts. I come at the gym in running shoes, do my jumps and jump squats in them, then put in the OL shoes and do my squats, and I usually stay with them on during all the other exercises, including the hip thrusts. But today I took them off and tried to do the hip thrusts with the running shoes and that solved the problem.

Apparently, having the heel elevated during hip thrusts is not a good idea.