The glute-ham bench enables users to perform many effective exercises that target the important muscles of the abdominals, lower back and hamstrings. It enables users to work the entire length of the spine and both knee and hip extension functions of the hamstrings not possible with the back- extension benches found in most gyms.
It allows an athlete to strengthen the erectors especially in the middle portion, which, in most sports, is exposed to high forces. Another benefit is that it’s one of the most important exercises for preventing back and knee injuries, especially to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).The spine is exposed to great compressive forces in many sports, athletes weak in the hamstrings, glutes and lower back not only are more likely to injure the lower back but are especially prone to tearing the ACL.
Because the glute-ham exercise increases muscle mass and strength in the back, glutes and hamstrings, those athletes who include this exercise are better able to withstand compressive loads on the spine that occur playing sports such as Rugby.
- Height 1160mm
- Width 860mm
- Length 1330mm
- Item Weight 70kg
Limited commercial warranty: UK mainland: Framework (structural steel & welds) warranted for 5 years against defects in workmanship and materials under normal use. Components, i.e. pulleys, cams, bearings, cables and all other transmission components for 2 years. Warranty does not cover upholstery, protective coverings or paintwork. Warranty is extended to the original purchaser only and is not transferable. Warranty is voided by evidence of intentional negligent misuse of the equipment in shipping, storage or use. The warranty is also void if equipment has been modified, altered or repaired with parts not supplied or recommended by the manufacturer. Other geographical locations parts only warranty.