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Glute Hamstring Developer
The GHD (Glute/Hamstring Developer) is a must-have for any serious training facility.
Its comparative size and considerable footprint claim floor space, but the GHD is the ultimate anvil for hammering out a powerful posterior chain and mid-section.
Essentially, the GHD provides a platform for flexion and extension of the trunk. When prone, the machine can be used through hip extension, back extension or combination hip-and-back extension to condition the posterior chain. In the supine position, the GHD delivers the mother of all sit-ups.
By lying face-down with the foot-holds positioned so your hips are in front of the rolling pads, the torso hangs down at a 90 degree right-angle to the legs. By contracting the erector spinae muscles, the torso returns to horizontal. This is a potent workout for the spinal erector muscles, as well as the glutes and hamstrings.
Back extension requires moving the foot-holds further away, so the hips are arrested by the rolling pad and all movement is through the mid and upper back. From the hanging position described above, the athlete extends the back, vertebrae by vertebrae like a caterpillar. This exercise strengthens the extensor muscles of the spinal column. Performing both exercises with the foot-pad in the original position and the hips forward of the rolling pad will combine the advantages of both exercises in the most rigorous and demanding way.
Turn over and perform a GHD sit up with your feet fixed while seated on the rolling pad. Recruiting the hip flexor muscles into the movement, progressively increases your range of motion as your strength increases to engage in an exercise which will punish your abs like nothing else.
Of paramount importance to a quality GHD is stability. Our machine eliminates all movement in the fully adjustable foot-holds because they are locked in place with both a pin and a fastening screw. The platform is a rolling pad, rather than the standard fixed pad. Not only does a rolling pad allow for a much smoother transition into extensions, it also eliminates the friction that wears pads out, and makes for uncomfortable mounting and dismounting. We’ve also added a resting pad under the rolling pad to provide a stable position for set-up. Handles on the foot plate have been added for Reverse Hypers.
The durability of the padding is most GHD's downfall. All Iron Edge GHD pads and rollers are constructed of a dense and super-durable polyurethane to ensure maximum longevity and dependadbility. These pads are firmer than average so those without sufficient quads beware. The steel is finished in a black powder-coat and band attachments have also been molded onto the frame.
The Iron Edge GHD for 2014 is a huge improvement right from the conceptual level, engineered around ergonomic usage and then built for maximum function and durability.
- Length: 1600mm
- Width: 800mm
- Distance from Foot Holds to Rolling Pads: 300mm – 680mm
1. Peace of Mind
With over 200,000 satisfied customers, Iron Edge is Australia's No.1 high performance strength training brand. We've been fitting out elite high performance gyms for the likes of Collingwood Football Club and the Australian Defence Forces for years. We know what you need and what you don't. Our products are constantly being tried, tested and improved to be the best they can be. And we stand behind them accordingly.
2. Product Range
Iron Edge has one of the biggest ranges of high performance training equipment available in Australia. From Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoes, through to kettlebells, Power Bands and weightlifting equipment. In all we stock 100’s of different products at our warehouse facility in Melbourne so you'll always be able to get what you want and, most importantly, when you need it. That's why Iron Edge is the choice of Australia's best athletes, coaches and gyms. And why anything else is just compromise.
At Iron Edge we employ experienced and qualified engineers to design, test and then source the best manufacturers of all our equipment. Up until 2017 we manufactured in-house, but market pressures forced us to move manufacturing overseas. However we weren’t going to compromise on the quality and structural integrity of our products, so after rigorous research, we’ve been able to partner with some of the industry’s best and most experienced equipment manufacturers. In many ways they are more advanced and sophisticated than our in-house work shop, so you can be assured that the quality of all our products meet the same high standards and are worthy of the Iron Edge brand.
When you promise 'serious training' you have to back it up. Fortunately we do, drawing on our extensive experience dealing with Australia's best coaches, athletes, sports scientists and exercise physiologists. It's enabled Iron Edge to be one of Australia's leading authorities in high performance strength training- and with an educational arm of the business comprised of over ten certified courses launching soon, we plan on increasing the industry standard across the board.
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Most orders will ship from our warehouse SAME DAY (Monday- Friday) if place before 11am.
Though larger palletised orders are likely to take longer.
Details on Australia wide delivery times can be found on our Shipping Information page