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lat pull down GHR's
« on: March 10, 2015, 03:16:30 PM »
I saw a pic of someone doing this and was wondering if anyone here has tried this.
It's a GHR in the Lat pull down station.  You tuck your feet under the knee pad and rest your shins on the seat and do the GHR.  My gym doesn't have a GHR and I'm not going to buy one. I may attempt these tomorrow, seems like it should work OK. 

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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 03:43:23 PM »
Yes, I've done them.
They're hard.
Period.

but
They are also known as "nose dives", and for a good reason.
With every exercise there is a cost to benefit ratio..the price you're willing to pay for a few ounces of muscle.

You're doing 1/2 your body weight in this exercise...we'll just say 115 lbs. for a 230 lb. man.
Now, I can leg curl 200 to failure and not get hurt.
I can also seated leg curl more than 115, do stiff legged deads with way more than 115...and none of these exercises puts me in as precarious a position as GHR's done from the lat pulldown station.

If I fail doing GHR's that way I could;
nosedive and break my face
nosedive, put out my hands to catch myself and risk breaking either my wrists or my arm
shit, my sweaty knees could very well cause me to slip off the seat not even close to failure
or it could all go well

On the other hand with SLDL's, pronated and seated ham curls...I just fail...safely.
and I can use more weight.
;)

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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 03:46:08 PM »
Yes, I've done them.
They're hard.
Period.

but
They are also known as "nose dives", and for a good reason.
With every exercise there is a cost to benefit ratio..the price you're willing to pay for a few ounces of muscle.

You're doing 1/2 your body weight in this exercise...we'll just say 115 lbs. for a 230 lb. man.
Now, I can leg curl 200 to failure and not get hurt.
I can also seated leg curl more than 115, do stiff legged deads with way more than 115...and none of these exercises puts me in as precarious a position as GHR's done from the lat pulldown station.

If I fail doing GHR's that way I could;
nosedive and break my face
nosedive, put out my hands to catch myself and risk breaking either my wrists or my arm
shit, my sweaty knees could very well cause me to slip off the seat not even close to failure
or it could all go well

On the other hand with SLDL's, pronated and seated ham curls...I just fail...safely.
and I can use more weight.
;)

Or, go steal one of those giant bouncy balls from the aerobic area and have it right in front of you to catch yourself.
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 03:53:19 PM »
Yes, I've done them.
They're hard.
Period.

but
They are also known as "nose dives", and for a good reason.
With every exercise there is a cost to benefit ratio..the price you're willing to pay for a few ounces of muscle.

You're doing 1/2 your body weight in this exercise...we'll just say 115 lbs. for a 230 lb. man.
Now, I can leg curl 200 to failure and not get hurt.
I can also seated leg curl more than 115, do stiff legged deads with way more than 115...and none of these exercises puts me in as precarious a position as GHR's done from the lat pulldown station.

If I fail doing GHR's that way I could;
nosedive and break my face
nosedive, put out my hands to catch myself and risk breaking either my wrists or my arm
shit, my sweaty knees could very well cause me to slip off the seat not even close to failure
or it could all go well

On the other hand with SLDL's, pronated and seated ham curls...I just fail...safely.
and I can use more weight.
;)

Or, go steal one of those giant bouncy balls from the aerobic area and have it right in front of you to catch yourself.

That's like putting a pad on the squat bar.
Homie don't play dat!
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 04:09:21 PM »
Yes, I've done them.
They're hard.
Period.

but
They are also known as "nose dives", and for a good reason.
With every exercise there is a cost to benefit ratio..the price you're willing to pay for a few ounces of muscle.

You're doing 1/2 your body weight in this exercise...we'll just say 115 lbs. for a 230 lb. man.
Now, I can leg curl 200 to failure and not get hurt.
I can also seated leg curl more than 115, do stiff legged deads with way more than 115...and none of these exercises puts me in as precarious a position as GHR's done from the lat pulldown station.

If I fail doing GHR's that way I could;
nosedive and break my face
nosedive, put out my hands to catch myself and risk breaking either my wrists or my arm
shit, my sweaty knees could very well cause me to slip off the seat not even close to failure
or it could all go well

On the other hand with SLDL's, pronated and seated ham curls...I just fail...safely.
and I can use more weight.
;)

Or, go steal one of those giant bouncy balls from the aerobic area and have it right in front of you to catch yourself.

That's like putting a pad on the squat bar.
Homie don't play dat!
 ;D

Ah, but with a bouncy ball you protect yourself so you can still lift!
Plus, it'd make a great video for the interwebz.....
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 04:12:27 PM »


Or, go steal one of those giant bouncy balls from the aerobic area and have it right in front of you to catch yourself.

That's how I've seen them done when just starting them.

But I'm going to just go for it without the ball.....Danger is my middle name, lmao   
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 04:13:30 PM »

That's like putting a pad on the squat bar.
Homie don't play dat!
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I use the pad when dead lifting to protect my nutz
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 04:49:13 PM »

Or, go steal one of those giant bouncy balls from the aerobic area and have it right in front of you to catch yourself.


And then he can nosedive into a ball that has held alot of sweaty asses!!!! LOL!
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 05:00:11 PM »
And then he can nosedive into a ball that has held alot of sweaty asses!!!! LOL!

I've seen some really sexy asses on those balls.  ;D
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 05:12:01 PM »
Let us know how many you can do.  I've yet to be able to do an unassisted one.  I either have to push myself back up, or use bands as assistance.  At one point, I was down to a single band so I may have been able to do them unassisted then.  I'm back to two red bands though.

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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 05:23:50 PM »
Let us know how many you can do.  I've yet to be able to do an unassisted one.  I either have to push myself back up, or use bands as assistance.  At one point, I was down to a single band so I may have been able to do them unassisted then.  I'm back to two red bands though.

I've done them in a GHR machine and was able to do 10 or so for multiple sets.  Both my PL gyms have them, but I rarely have time to get there to use them.
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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 06:49:58 PM »
Remember, with mine I can only go to parallel so I get no momentum on the way back up.  It's all hammies.

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Re: lat pull down GHR's
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2015, 08:34:29 PM »
Remember, with mine I can only go to parallel so I get no momentum on the way back up.  It's all hammies.
Yeah,  you've got the  from  other gym.  Definitely deferential than being up on the air
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