Row + GHD


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The GHD sit-up was once a gym staple. In the gym
today only rarely will someone be found doing other
than back extensions on the GHD. In no small measure,
the decline of the GHD or roman chair sit-up coincided
with the advent of the crunch. The crunch came to
fashion on warnings and claims in popular media of the
traditional sit-up’s destructive impact on the back.
It was argued that the GHD style sit-up’s primary
movers were the hip flexors and not the abs and
consequently, this sit-up, and sit-ups like it, were actually
not good abdominal exercises. It was further argued
that recruiting the hip flexors to lift the torso was
destructive to the lumbar spine.

Keep reading here: http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/38_05_GluteHam_SU.pdf

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