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Old 10-13-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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What is the proper place to line up on the GHD machine. I have found 2 positions I like. Hip angle directly over the fulcrum or a few inches past. There is a middle ground between these two positions that I feel like the spine is compressed into the fulcrum on the descent, Painful!
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hip crease for me is normally outside of the pad, with the area where the glutes and hamstrings meet on the pad.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:01 AM   #3
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Check out this thread:

http://www.cathletics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2826
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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Default Thanks Allen

That thread was perfect. Turns out positioning and hip flexor inflexibility is probably my issue. Didn't think about the latter. Every issue I come across in a movement whether it is in my own training or training clients it seems to boil down to flexibility being a factor.
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