Commercial Glute Ham Raise / Developer (GHR / GHD)
Developing the hamstrings and glutes can be very beneficial to aspiring running athletes. It brings countless and unfathomable empowerment to your running capabilities. At first look, while watching runners go to a full stretch, it may seem like they get their boost from their calves and feet, but if you watch closely, the hamstrings and glutes provides the true power and does most of the heavy lifting. The true purpose of the hamstrings and glutes are to provide stability, but when it comes to running, the kinetic energy from these two muscle groups provide the most power and rendering the foot and calves only as support.
On a daily basis, hamstrings and glute muscles provide stability to your posture,so these muscles must be developed hand in hand. Just be careful of over developing one over the other, it may provide instability, and joint problems later on. Also isolation exercises tends to concentrate on a specific muscle group, which could lead to all sorts of bad, so the best way to develop these muscle groups in a balanced way is to use the Commercial Glute Ham Raise/Developer. Also beware of over developing these muscle groups, they have a tendency to limit range and movement if they bulk up. On the contrary, under-developed glutes and hamstring muscles may lead to injury when running, because despite the power it provides, hamstrings and glute muscles also envelops other delicate parts of the lower extremities, having the largest span among all the other muscle groups.