I think very few people can do GHR properly regardless of the setup.
One of the problems I think with incorporating it is how to regress it.
Here’s how we can regress the GHR on the 45 degree hyper. I think you have to start here when you’re getting someone into this for the first time. The only other option is like catching someone on the down if you are using a legit GHR.
You set up in the 45 degree hyper with the pad below your hips. Feet on on the platform, and knees driven into the pad just like GHR. You control forward, and the pad catches you @ the 45 degrees. You drive back to the bent-knee position the same way you would in a GHR.
1) I don’t think it should ever be a main lift. It would be a secondary lift or something in the accessory work.
2) Some of the more challenged guys or wimpier lifters stick with the 45 degree hyper version. I’ve seen people not progress out of that technique, but they are still getting good work.
The biggest key to the GHR from my point of view is that VERY few people can do the entire move with the glutes engaged the whole time. This is an example of posterior pelvic tilting, not a posterior pelvic tilt. Not doing this would involve leading with lumbar extension to get back up or decelerate down. This destroys spines in my opinion and deloads the active core.
I am rarely video inclined, but maybe next week, we’ll film this.