This fundraising effort is to purchase and ship a glute-ham developer (GHD) overseas for use by military personnel. Many guys overseas enjoy doing CrossFit-style workouts but don't have access to a GHD, a piece of free standing equipment that athletes can mount to conduct GHD situps or GHD back extensions.
GHDs help work the entire length of the spine and both the knee- and hip-extension functions of the hamstrings. An important benefit of using the GHD is prevention of back and knee injuries; athletes who regularly train with GHDs increase muscle mass and strength in the back, glutes, and hamstrings, enabling the body to withstand greater compressive loads on the spine.
After learning about a friend of mine overseas and how his unit severely misses training with the use of a GHD - it being the one piece of equipment they seem to be missing for their workouts - I immediately contacted Functional Equipment out of Costa Mesa, California, to start understanding the cost to ship a GHD to these guys. Since I run a pretty tight personal budget, I decided to see if a small fundraiser would produce any help with funding this effort.
I thank you in advance for dontaing to this effort and assure that 100% of the proceeds will go towards the purchase and shipment of a GHD overseas. Many, many thanks!!!