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Looking for a replacement excercise for hamstring curl/glute ham raise

The barbell hip thrust is legitimately an amazing exercise for the glutes. I highly recommend you look into that, and try to get accustomed to it. As for hamstrings, one of my favorite exercises is ...
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I can't figure out which muscle is weakest/tight

I'd highly recommend seeing a local Physical Therapist. A full evaluation is required to properly diagnosis and plan a corrective exercise regimen based on your unique situation. I've included ...
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Looking for a replacement excercise for hamstring curl/glute ham raise

I've performed natural glute ham raises as a substitute. They're like GHRs but with a fall/push-up at the end. When I first did them I had a partner holding my ankles but after that, I also had to get ...
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Movement for Good Morning vs. RDL

Romanian deadlifts and good mornings are both hinge patterns, however there are some major differences. Such as the lever action in relation to where the load is placed. A true good morning is a ...
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Is cycling good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis?

I wouldn't say that cycling is "bad" for your health. There's solid research that cycling can fix a bum knee, as an example: It is suggested that cycling might be a useful exercise in the ...
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How to increase flexibility from the basics?

Honestly, there really is not a master flexibility course. It's whatever stretches you need to do for your particular problem. Stretch after your workout, when the muscles are warm, instead of at the ...
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Train hamstrings unilateral?

Actually, deadlifts do have a unilateral equivalent: the one legged deadlift, usually done with a Kettlebell. If you google it, you'll get a bunch of pictures. At my gym, it is a common exercise, ...
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Machine Leg Curl vs Glute-Ham-Raise

There's just entirely different exercises, honestly. The only similarity is that you're contracting the biceps femoris. Compare the muscles used for the GHR vs the leg curl, you'll see the difference. ...
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Movement for Good Morning vs. RDL

You are correct that they are the same action other than the bar placement. Both exercises place a high degree of emphasis on your posterior chain -- the group of muscles comprising your ...
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Straddle position

These issues might be related to the each other because your hamstrings and glutes work together in many movements and they are the main muscles (along with quads) that make hip / leg movement ...
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How does over stretching hamstring injury work?

In stretching, there are two reflexes at work, which are actually the fastest reflexes there are because they are relayed over the fastest (thickest) nerve fibres in our body (Type I a/b sensory and ...
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How to increase flexibility from the basics?

Similarly to yourself I can't get anywhere near my toes when in a forward bend, and I have tight hamstrings etc. YMMV of course but personally I've found Yoga helpful in this regard (I specifically ...
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Steel hamstrings

Hamstrings are only part of long structure. Issue can be higher, or lower, or all together. Look for "superficial back line, Myers". As a prove - roll your feet - like here. Lacrosse ball is perfect ...
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Hamstring isolation exercises

I would tend to agree with the advice given by your PT to concentrate on stationary bike. While it does primarily work the quads, you do get some hamstring work. However, if you feel that you can ...
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Can posture braces help strengthen muscles?

It's probably bad form to just post a link as an answer, but honestly I don't think anyone could explain this better than Paul Ingraham on his blog PainScience, with the references and studies to back ...
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Exercise that loads hamstring whilst reaching its peak ROM?

The Romanian deadlift is basically the definition of what you're looking for: loading the hamstrings (and glutes, and spinal erectors) anywhere from lightly to substantially but sub-maximally.
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