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Glute Ham Developer - Compact Model 2.0 New and Improved

Original price €319.99 - Original price €319.99
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€319.99
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SKU GHD-COMPACT
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Glute Ham Developer - Compact Model - 2.0, ideal for those with limited amount of space.

The compact version of our GHD is excellent for garage or home set ups where space is at a premium. Floor based, making it very stable and at only 35kg it's easy to move out the way and store if you need to get the car into the garage.

The 2.0 now features a lip on the knee pad for improved comfort and durability.

Weight 35 kg

Adjustable horizontally (6 settings) from 1320 to 1600 mm in length

Foot plate 450 mm x 500 mm

Middle of foot pad to foot plate 160 mm

550 mm Wide
Adjustable vertically (6 settings) from 100 mm to 330 mm

A note about correct usage:

The GHD has not been designed for ab work with heavy or explosive loads as it could place an unsustainable stress to the foot hold.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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David S. (Denmark)
Sturdy, portable, and in need of wheels

I love this thing. It’s rock solid and probably the most stable GHD I’ve used thanks to the fact that it lies on the ground, and it can be stored up against a wall so it doesn’t take up a massive permanent space in your gym like other GHDs.

The footplate lifts up a few centimeters off the floor if you leave it totally unweighted, but it won’t tip over and doesn’t really affect the movement at all. However, I usually weigh it down with a 20 kg plate and then it’s glued to the floor.

The fact that it lies on the floor doesn’t interfere with the glute ham raise movement, because you’re not really supposed to go down past parallel anyway. If you do that, it becomes a back extension, and builds momentum on the way back up that steals from the work your hamstrings and glutes have to do. The only other reason you’d want this up on a stand would be to do ab work, but there’s some research out there that suggests GHD setups are very bad for your spine. So in my opinion, you lose nothing by not having this raised up off the floor.

The only downside is that it’s large (it’s the same size as a regular GHD, just without the base), heavy and unwieldy to move around. There is no comfortable way to carry it, it’s a pain in the butt every time.

Since the whole point of this thing over a regular GHD is the fact that you can move it, it would be a HUGE improvement to add some caster wheels to the front of this thing so you could grab it by the weight peg in the back and roll it around like a bench.

C
CheekiLifter
Best isolation exercise for hamstrings and calves

I really like this GHD because, if you train at home, you can divide it in two pieces and store it away easily. And it is also very useful for isolating the hamstrings and calves (there are videos on YouTube on how to correctly do the exercise), specially if your lower back is already fatigued from heavy compound lifts.

Is this exercise a must? Is this exercise the reason you don't squat 300 kg? I would say no. You still want to do barbell good mornings for squat hamstring strength, and heavy RDLs. However, this exercise is unique. Its totally different from a Nordic Ham curl, and it is a beast of a compensatory exercise for the knee, a lot better than classic machine/band ham curls. When you deadlift or squat, you activate the hamstring but you are extending the knee all the time. Well, for knee longevity you also want to do knee flexions (against resistance of course). And the GHD is perfect for this purpose, sice you do the knee flexions with high intensity (normal machine ham curls are ok but they are not as beast as GHD).

Now, as a sidenote, you still want to be careful with this exercise. You want to warm up your hamstrings, and control the exentric. Just after it arrived I tried it and I could already do GHD for 5-10 reps, but I know this is not the case for everybody. If you dont push your butt back and cheat, and you keep your butt extended, this exercise is brutal for developing hamsring strength and grinding capability (a lot of people push their but back shortening the ROM, this is the best way of making a beast of an exercise useless). I say you want to be careful, because I dont feel this exercise is made for loading it with weight vests etc, and it has a good excentric component (so control your reps). I find that after doing lots of eadlifts, my hamstrings feel tweaky if I try to do GHD as a finisher, so I prefer to do this after squats or medium weight deadlifts. If you feel tweaky in your hamstrings, call it a day. To make sure you avoid any problems, make sure you are hidrated and you take enough salt, specially if you like caffeine, which dehydrates; also, listen to your body!! If something feels tweaky, dont push it.

I bought it because I think that hamstrings are crucial for knee health and for strength in powerlifting. If you have the money and the space, definitely go for it, you won´t regret it. The price is also a steal, since normal GHDs are very big and pricey, and even a famous company (you know which) has the same 700 $ price tag for both their normal GHD and home GHD which doesn't make any sense to me (or to your wallet).

Have a good rest of your day!!!

A
Amy S.
High quality, effective training machine

After experimenting to find the right settings for my proportions, I am able to get a very targeted workout using this machine. And then I stand it on its side for storage, which is much more space efficient than the full size ghd machine. The floor model does mean a slight restriction in range of motion, but it’s not significant and I have no regrets about buying this. One time I even elevated it on fitness steps to increase the range of motion, which worked very well. The build quality and finish are excellent, delivery was fast and the strengthshop customer service is great

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Eyvind (Spain)
A must have!

Very robust and great quality! if you have the space, it's worth every penny!

ž
žan
awesome

all i can say is that i love it! I have a home gym so this is bomb for me! i can store it away if i dont use it! Top quality for top price!

S
Sjeng
Great device

Heavy duty, easy to assemble, works great. Worth every euro ;).

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
62%
(8)
38%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
David S. (Denmark)
Sturdy, portable, and in need of wheels

I love this thing. It’s rock solid and probably the most stable GHD I’ve used thanks to the fact that it lies on the ground, and it can be stored up against a wall so it doesn’t take up a massive permanent space in your gym like other GHDs.

The footplate lifts up a few centimeters off the floor if you leave it totally unweighted, but it won’t tip over and doesn’t really affect the movement at all. However, I usually weigh it down with a 20 kg plate and then it’s glued to the floor.

The fact that it lies on the floor doesn’t interfere with the glute ham raise movement, because you’re not really supposed to go down past parallel anyway. If you do that, it becomes a back extension, and builds momentum on the way back up that steals from the work your hamstrings and glutes have to do. The only other reason you’d want this up on a stand would be to do ab work, but there’s some research out there that suggests GHD setups are very bad for your spine. So in my opinion, you lose nothing by not having this raised up off the floor.

The only downside is that it’s large (it’s the same size as a regular GHD, just without the base), heavy and unwieldy to move around. There is no comfortable way to carry it, it’s a pain in the butt every time.

Since the whole point of this thing over a regular GHD is the fact that you can move it, it would be a HUGE improvement to add some caster wheels to the front of this thing so you could grab it by the weight peg in the back and roll it around like a bench.

C
CheekiLifter
Best isolation exercise for hamstrings and calves

I really like this GHD because, if you train at home, you can divide it in two pieces and store it away easily. And it is also very useful for isolating the hamstrings and calves (there are videos on YouTube on how to correctly do the exercise), specially if your lower back is already fatigued from heavy compound lifts.

Is this exercise a must? Is this exercise the reason you don't squat 300 kg? I would say no. You still want to do barbell good mornings for squat hamstring strength, and heavy RDLs. However, this exercise is unique. Its totally different from a Nordic Ham curl, and it is a beast of a compensatory exercise for the knee, a lot better than classic machine/band ham curls. When you deadlift or squat, you activate the hamstring but you are extending the knee all the time. Well, for knee longevity you also want to do knee flexions (against resistance of course). And the GHD is perfect for this purpose, sice you do the knee flexions with high intensity (normal machine ham curls are ok but they are not as beast as GHD).

Now, as a sidenote, you still want to be careful with this exercise. You want to warm up your hamstrings, and control the exentric. Just after it arrived I tried it and I could already do GHD for 5-10 reps, but I know this is not the case for everybody. If you dont push your butt back and cheat, and you keep your butt extended, this exercise is brutal for developing hamsring strength and grinding capability (a lot of people push their but back shortening the ROM, this is the best way of making a beast of an exercise useless). I say you want to be careful, because I dont feel this exercise is made for loading it with weight vests etc, and it has a good excentric component (so control your reps). I find that after doing lots of eadlifts, my hamstrings feel tweaky if I try to do GHD as a finisher, so I prefer to do this after squats or medium weight deadlifts. If you feel tweaky in your hamstrings, call it a day. To make sure you avoid any problems, make sure you are hidrated and you take enough salt, specially if you like caffeine, which dehydrates; also, listen to your body!! If something feels tweaky, dont push it.

I bought it because I think that hamstrings are crucial for knee health and for strength in powerlifting. If you have the money and the space, definitely go for it, you won´t regret it. The price is also a steal, since normal GHDs are very big and pricey, and even a famous company (you know which) has the same 700 $ price tag for both their normal GHD and home GHD which doesn't make any sense to me (or to your wallet).

Have a good rest of your day!!!

A
Amy S.
High quality, effective training machine

After experimenting to find the right settings for my proportions, I am able to get a very targeted workout using this machine. And then I stand it on its side for storage, which is much more space efficient than the full size ghd machine. The floor model does mean a slight restriction in range of motion, but it’s not significant and I have no regrets about buying this. One time I even elevated it on fitness steps to increase the range of motion, which worked very well. The build quality and finish are excellent, delivery was fast and the strengthshop customer service is great

E
Eyvind (Spain)
A must have!

Very robust and great quality! if you have the space, it's worth every penny!

ž
žan
awesome

all i can say is that i love it! I have a home gym so this is bomb for me! i can store it away if i dont use it! Top quality for top price!

S
Sjeng
Great device

Heavy duty, easy to assemble, works great. Worth every euro ;).

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