Glute Ham Raise

Exercise for thigh, glutes and core muscles

Glute Ham Raise Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Stand over the middle of the machine and position your feet into the ankle pads with your toes against the toe plate while using your hands to brace on the front pads. Allow your knees to fall through a bit below the pads. With the front of your knees pushed into the pads, bring your body up perpendicular to the floor.


Keeping your back and hips straight and aligned, bend at the knees to lower yourself down against the pads, keeping your arms against your chest. Lower yourself until you’re parallel with the ground and then return to the starting position.

Equipment Required

Glute Ham Developer (GHD) Machine

Main muscles

Thigh and Glute Muscles

Secondary muscles

Core Muscles