- Primary: Low Back
- Secondary: Glutes, Hamstrings
Training Library > Sorenson Hold
Watch along as Benji demonstrates how to properly perform the Sorenson hold with the Nordic Hyper GHD.
Why Train The Sorenson Hold?
- Straight body from head to toe
- Squeeze your glutes
I love how sturdy this bench is. I only had it for a few couple of weeks, but I enjoy doing the nordic hamstring curls. Its a challenge as I can only do it at 25 degree angle now. My goal is to get to 0 degree angle within a year! Being able to do other exercises - especially GHD and regular sit-up - on the bench is the reason why I got the nordic hyper GHD instead of the nordic mimi.
Very versatile piece of equipment and takes up only a little space when stored vertically. My wife and I use almost daily in one way or another. It's sturdy enough for a 230 lb. man but it does have some flex even when tightened fully. The build quality is on par with the price I think. The fit/finish is not a 10/10 but it's pretty good. The padding and cover could be a little higher quality, and I would prefer it to be slightly sturdier. There are some sharp edges on the weight holders, but overall, very good machine. I'm definitely satisfied with the purchase. The size and versatility make up for any shortcomings in my opinion as I don't have much room in my home gym.
Freakathlete delivered on exactly what they were saying. I have been creative with other exercises and it has been a great addition to my routine working the hidden muscles and posterior areas.
My wife (64) and I (68) love this new piece of exercise equipment. Very happy with the quality and craftsmanship. The design makes it easy to transition from one exercise movement to the next one. As we have aged, we wanted to strengthen our weaknesses, to keep us able to do the things that we love to do, like hiking, biking and traveling.
My trainer ordered the Nordic Trainer to use with clients - I was so impressed we purchased one for our home gym.
It’s ease to use is its best feature. I have a one car garage I converted to a gym. The ability to easily set it up AND store it quickly with a small footprint is amazing. When in use, the product has been awesome for everything it offers. Highly recommend for home gym owners
My favorite gym piece period.
Easy Set Up. Video was easy to follow! Very sturdy! Great addition to my small home gym.
The Nordic Hyper is the best product of its kind on the market. It's not even comparable to anything else. Training many high school & college athletes, I have been looking for efficient ways to use a back extension and also use a nordic bench. When I first started using this piece of equipment with my clients, they thought it was coolest thing. Repping their nordics, and hitting 90 Degree Back Extensions has been my main use for them, but there is a ton more. I will definitely need more of these in my gyms in the future.
Absolutely fantastic piece of equipment. Love it!!!
This thing has been awesome! I can't wait to see my progress!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bench! My posterior chain started spasming when I first saw it. I've looked at other dedicated benches, 2-in-1, 3-in-1, etc. but nothing comes close to what my Nordic Hyper GHD can do, especially at this price. During my research I posted questions in the comments of Facebook ads and every one of them were answered. That's nuts b/c most companies don't do this. Set-up was a breeze, just push play on the video and 30 minutes later I was rocking one my favorite pieces of equipment in my gym. Only downside is as you can see in the photo, my training partner keeps monopolizing it. Bad kitty!
Really Solid build! Exactly what you'd expect when you placed your order. Did not dissapoint.
Nordic has been amazing. Such a versatile machine that allows you to do so much. It's easy to put away as well and has been a great addition to my home gym. I would recommend this to all my friends!
I love this. I’m 6’4” 270lbs(bulking season y’all!) and this works well. I do think I tossed some important pads that must’ve been wrapped up. If I could order those that would be awesome. They’re the removable pads. I’m trying to strengthen my back and hips because I’m having hip surgery soon
I was looking for a bench to train nordic curls but I wasn’t happy with most on the market as they aren’t really useful for anything else. Once I found this one from Freak Athlete I was honestly skeptical that it could do everything as well as it claimed, but it performs exactly as advertised in as compact of a package as you could ask for. There is a bit of a learning curve to moving it between configurations efficiently, but that’s a small price to pay for such a versatile piece of equipment. I’m interested to see how it holds up over time, and if it lasts as long and is as durable as I’m hoping it is I will be more than happy to update or leave a new review for 5 stars.
I love my Freak Athlete Nordic GHD! It's one of my favorite pieces of equipment, and I'm using it daily. It can stand up so it takes up a small footprint. Adjustments are all easy and quick. The price point for the value is very good. I've been recommending it to all of my friends with garage gyms.
Great product. Very sturdy and well designed. I have been dealing with stiff back and hips for years due to stationary office work. This machine is providing great relief by help me loosen up. The company’s customer support is great as well.
Absolutely love this new addition to our home gym! Its versatility is just one of the many great qualities of this equipment along with it being a great size and space saver! Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to level up their fitness!
I got this as a Christmas gift for my husband, he LOVED it. So much in fact that he brought it to his clinic (he’s a physical therapist) to show all his coworkers and clients, the owner of the clinic was so impressed now he is going to buy one to keep at the clinic permanently! Needless to say, it’s a great product with a lot of capabilities in a relatively space saving package! Two thumbs up.
Received the machine in rough condition, bent pats, missing hardware, and bolt holes that wouldn’t align (due to shipping damages). When I contacted Freak Athlete they we awesomely helpful, fast to fix the issues, and worked with me on all the questions I had. I got the replacement parts and am completely happy with this machine. The issues I had were all shipping related and fixed so fast by y’all’s team. Thank you all.
HIGH THERE,I MUST ADMIT THIS PEICE IS TRULLY AMAZING IT DOES EVERYTHING AND MORE FOR THE MONEY ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY,THE PEOPLE WHO ORGINIZED DELIVERY WERE GREAT I CANNOT SAY MORE THAN THAT GO AND BUY IT
Easy ordering process, shipped and received on time. Easy to assemble, good quality and great versatility! Love this piece of equipment and definitely use it all the time.
Well built, GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! Thanks Yog!!i
One of the best thought out and functional pieces of home gym equipment you can own. Cannot recommend enough
I love my new Nordic Hyper GHD machine I have been using for a couple weeks now and have incorporated it into my routine seamlessly. I have even been able to use it teach my 6 year old daughter some basics as well as my wife some of the basics as well. Its been the best purchase for my home gym.
Absolute powerhouse of a machine, very versatile and offers a lot of machines and exercises that can be very expensive to get on their own in 1 complete package
This is the single best piece of equipment I bought for my home gym. I suffered a full avulsion of my hamstring last year and been on a mission to make my hamstrings bulletproof. The Nordic Hyper GHD is all that and then some. It also stores so nice in a small home gym! I’m super stoked on it!
Best investment ever!! This company needs to be on a billboard! Exceptional customer service!! We will be showing off to EVERY ATHLETE we know! Thank you FREAK ATHLETE!!
Great product. Very versatile. Love it.
Received FA Hyper-GHD and so far it’s as advertised. Was very easy to set up , and very easy to move from position to position from Nordic curls, to back extensions, to GHD sit ups. Very sturdy. Engineered well.
This machine has quickly become my favorite in my home gym. I've been going to PT for a year now for lower back pain and didn't have the space in my home gym for back extension, GHD, and a reverse hyper machine until now. I can't sing this machine's praises enough. It gets used every single day in our home gym and folds up out of the way when we're not using it. If you're on the fence, just buy it.
altho i havent had a chance to use it much- the little that i have- i love it!! Its been interesting to learn about all the different activities i can do on it and which knobs raise what
Sturdy, versatile and easy to operate.
Great company. Was missing one thing and the drop shipped it right away. A+ customer service. Love it so far.
Very well made and multi-functional. I am still learning all of the different exercises that the Nordic Hyper is capable of and it is amaing!
The team has been responsive and has followed through on all communication Just getting to know the machine now but it suits my needs and fills the gap that was missing in my home gym
Is a great product. I love it.
This unit is really amazing and I use it for accessory work on heavy, power training days and sometimes as it’s own circuit for days where I am short of time. On the quick days, adding a pair of adjustable dumbbells and a couple bands I can do upper and lower body. I can add calves, arms, shoulders, even upper back to the already expansive list of options by being creative. The high weight capacity allows this. It is very stable and quick/easy to adjust after a few initial uses. The portability is phenomenal. Also, i bought on black Friday sale which made it all the better. One aside is that i kept my old reverse hyper since it performs this movement better for me. I have zero regrets with this purchase.
Love the machine! I gave it 4 stars because 4.5 stars weren’t an option. It could use a little more stability but all things considered it’s pretty solid. My main issue is I still don’t have the attachment for hip thrusts and Bulgarian split squats. Once I have that attachment I’d give it 5 stars.
The Nordic Hyper seems like a great product so far. It is very sturdy compared to other home gym equipment. The video they prepared to help assemble was great. Very informative compared to just having to read a paper instruction. Everything seems very well constructed and all the holes lined up perfectly. My one complaint was the ordering process was a bit confusing. I received a set of dates when placing the orders. then received a different set of dates later on, so I reached out to customer service and received a 3rd set of dates. None of the dates were when the Nordic Hyper actually arrived. I am still waiting on my GHD pad and am not exactly sure when it is supposed to arrive.
Excellent product. Makes nordics attainable whatever the level you're currently at, and gives a lot of options for progression. Can't wait for the GHD pad to arrive.
This is the best piece of equipment I’ve ever bought. There are so many uses for it!
Exactly as advertised! Love the many different functions and super sturdy. Can't wait to have the attachments to fully utilize all the GHD can do!
Joseph & Daria D.
Great addition to my home gym. Easy to out together. Just follow the instructions and take your time.
It's wonderful. The initial directions were easy to follow, and the build quality and design are excellent. Thanks!
Great piece of equipment, especially if you have limited space. Got mine about 2 weeks ago and have used it regularly since. Looking forward to using it more moving forward.
I love the Nordic Hyper GHD. It is very solid, easy to change positions for the various exercises and well worth the investment. The vertical storage option is amazing for my small space.
I use it every back and leg day! I even was able to do Preacher curls with it lol. It's fantastic and has exceeded my expectations!!
WOW! the best versatile exercise equipment for all your core workout, period.
I love my Nordic Bench. You can do about 10 different exercises with it. Love that it folds up for easy storage.
Great customer service, the product is sturdy, easy to assemble and once you get familiar with it, easy to use
Versatility for a small space.
Perfect machine. Easy to assemble and great quality. I wad hesitant to order at first but very happy that I purchased this equipment. A must have!
Very excited about this machine! I’ve always struggled with hamstring development/strength and this is a game changer!
Very sturdy and versatile. Love that it folds up and has wheels. Takes a little practice to transition to different movements but once you have it down it’s very simple. The Nordic movement is the best movement for this piece of equipment. I’m waiting on the pad that can be used for GHRs and looking forward for that. The hip thrust movement is easy to use and very effective. I’ve never really gotten into adding reverse hypers into my program and this piece of equipment is not really designed properly for that movement as you can’t get the full range of motion as you would on an actual reverse hyper. Overall it’s an awesome add to any gym especially a home gym. I would say after getting a rack with a pull up bar, having a barbell with weights, a sturdy adjustable bench and dumbbells/kettlebells, the Freak Athlete Nordic Hyper is the next piece of equipment to add to a home gym. After that I would say a solid functional trainer would be the next addition. After that maybe get a lat pull down that has the low cable row would be good addition for weight training. Highly recommend the Nordic Hyper!
Great product, nice quality. Very friendly and helpful customer service.
The GHD has been wonderful so far still learning few things and waiting for my GHD pad that still coming
Loving my new Freak Athlete Nordic machine. First day put it together and put it away in my garage home gym. Pulled my car in that night and accidentally bumped the red knob in the front and cracked it. The Freak Athlete service rep was right on it. I asked if I could order a new knob and they said they didn’t have the knobs separately so they sent me a whole new piece and shipped it complimentary. They wanted my experience to be great and I really appreciate them doing that. The machine is fantastic. Well built and much more comfortable, stable and versatile than my old Roman chair. I’ve used it for four different exercises and Ai haven’t scratched the surface. Thank you Freak Athlete team!
What a great versatile machine. Love how easy it is to adjust and use! I can get a full body workout just one this one piece of equipment!
I love being able to train to do Nordic Hyperextensions. That was one of my main goals. They are really hard for me and having a way to start small and work up to more difficult versions was something I haven't seen anywhere else. I powerlift and focus on squats, bench, and deadlifts. I rarely have extra time at the gym to do additional core stuff so having the Nordic GHD at home is a great option for me to train areas I don't always get done at the gym. It's just such a versatile machine and easy to use.
Great value for the money, very stable, while fitting in a tight footprint! Took me a few days of using it and adjusting before I got the hang of it, but it’s quick to move between settings after that. I’m a big fan!
This thing is everything I could have hoped for and more. I should have bought it 6 months ago when I first saw the ad. It allows me to do so much more working out at home. Absolutely love it.
Top 5 piece of equipment in my physical therapy practice. Thank you!
It really works for all the different types of exercise to isolate my back, hamstrings, quads and abdominals.
Well built and very versatile piece of equipment that doesn't take up very much space in my garage when it's not in use. You get a lot of bang for for buck when it comes to how many different exercises it can do. Overall, I am very excited by my purchase and look forward to using it for years to come.
I think this will be a great tool to help strengthen my core/posterior chain and prolong by back!
Even better than I expected. Solidly built. Smart design. It really does hit all the areas that are challenging to target with “traditional “ gym equipment. My back and hamstrings are already benefiting.
I'm absolutely thrilled with my Nordic Hyper GHD! It came exactly on time, assembly was a breeze, and it feels very solid in use. There was some minor damage to the part in transit, and Freak Athlete worked with me every day until the situation was resolved. I've been very impressed with both their product and service!
Love the versatility of the Nordic Hyper! Add in the fact that it has such a small footprint for storage, it’s a winner!
Great piece of equipment! Perfect addition to home gym
So far this device has been fun to use. Looking forward to the attachment we will receive at some point this month ghd pad attachment.
This is an amazing tool that’d I recommend for a wide variety of people. Athletes , bodyweight Calisthenic practitioners , and patients with low back pain , knee pain and hamstring problems. Likewise it is very secure and stable so. O issues there . I own small studio and it fits perfectly so if you like minimalism and superb efficiency then get this .
Most versatile piece of equipment in my gym!
Great product, fantastic customer service. Had an issue with the unit and they answered me and satisfied my inquiry on Saturday and Sunday after receiving the hyper.
Amazing machine. Solid engineering. They did it rigtht!
The most versatile piece of equipment ever. It’s my favorite piece in my home gym. I love everything about it.
I am a fitness instructor and when I saw this piece of equipment I knew it was a must have. Trying to do nordics with a barbell or even partners has always been difficult, but the GHD Hyper Extension offers so much more. I love this machine and I’m so excited I bought three of them! You can’t go wrong here!
We have only tested it out so far, but I can see my husband I am utilizing this machine a ton! This adds a ton of exercises for our posterior chain that we didn’t have access to in our home gym. I love the space savings design too!
Superior quality equipment. Easy to use. Adjusts with no effort. Love it!!
Outstanding piece of equipment for performing various regressions and progressions of Nordic Hamstring Curls. The other movements are serviceable, but the Nordic is where the rubber meets the road with this piece of equipment.
This is one solid piece of equipment. It does everything it was advertised to do. I always wanted a GHD machine for my garage gym but due to storage limitations I could not get one until this came out. It is a game changer. Do not hesitate - buy it and you will not be sorry. Thanks Freak Athlete!!
Just like the machine. The YouTube videos on putting it together were a life saver. The video links in the stuff sent did not work, but found them anyway on my own. I would buy this again without hesitation.
Received it a week ago.....assembled it easily and used it immediately. It took a little bit to become familiar with how to move pin system to move the machine to proper settings to go between Nordics, GHD, Bulgarian squat, reverse hypers, sit-ups. Once you do it regularly, it really becomes second nature. I really like the fact that it stores so easily and doesn't take up a lot of space. Great engineering!
Excellent product. It’s extremely simple to set up and use. I’m using it every day for my workouts.
Love my new multi-talentended Freak Athlete GHD equipment. Building/assembly was not too difficult, and it had shipped very quickly. Easy to set up and use with the videos, very customer focused team--awesome! I have used it daily with my programmed strength workouts and am trying to engage my daughter in it too for her core strength. Highly recommend. Sturdy, and well manufactured with high end materials. Glad I purchased and sad I waited so long!!!
Really easy to assemble. Stores away nicely in my garage gym space. Amazingly effective for targeting the posterior chain and core. The ingenuity of this equipment is truly outstanding. Also, a well-constructed machine, built to last. Glad I made the purchase.
For the space it takes up and versatility of the unit is great. I've been looking for a ghr and back extension. This was exactly what we needed and works as advertised. I'm 6'5"/ 245 and have no issues using it. Great product.
Love it! Saves space when not in use. This one machine replaced three different machines in my home gym!
It’s an amazing addition to my workouts with the versatility it brings it saves me so much space. Been using it for a couple weeks now and can confidently say in the review it is worth it for sure. I was on the fence but with how easily it stores away and how sturdy it truly is I was sold. Hope to keep this in great condition for years to come. Only issue was when I unpackaged the machine was the upper pad had a deep cut into it. I was disappointed but as it was such a big purchase I decided to give it a shot. I’m glad I did because it is Amazing. I’d like to see if I can purchase a replacement pad since it’s only going to get worse with time. All in all I would recommend this product to anyone in their fitness journey. 4/5.
This is the best piece of equipment I’ve ever purchased. My schedule does not allow for me to go to a gym, so I rely on my home equipment and this is the perfect addition. I look forward to see how this improves my functional lifts, core, and leg strength; as well as my speed. I am already noticing improvements in my Nordic curls. Having past injuries and as I have been aging, I have to focus more on injury prevention in order to stay athletic, mobile, and strong. This machine definitely will help with that. So far, I am very pleased with this RIGHTEOUS work of art. I look forward to getting the GHD pad soon.
It’s a great tool too have in my weight room. I would definitely recommend it and the price is right
So far it performs great. It's relatively sturdy. I would write another review in a few months of breaking it in. The delivery was also earlier than expected and the assembly video helped. The only issue I had were the wrenches were a little difficult because They would get caught on the shank of the bolt and I had to adjust it to get it back on the bolt head. Also, when I tested out the sorenson hold, the bottom came up a little on one side. I'll double check to make sure the floor is level and the bolts are tightened. Overall, I look forward to using this and writing another review a few months later.
Product is great so far. Extremely sturdy and easy to adjust. Top level customer service as well.
We just now were able to assemble everything this afternoon as we have been out of town but everything went together great with the exception of the fact that the loading bar was missing from the package.
Very impressed with how sturdy it is. I'm 5 ft 6 and 160 lb and is absolutely perfect for me and you can use it in a very small space like my apartment. You can set it up to where you can even do leg extensions with the Monkey Feet apparatus.
Compact enough for my home gym that is always full of kids toys!
One of the most well-built and versatile pieces of gym equipment you can get for your home or private gym setup. You would have to get lucky finding deals for four or five pieces of equipment used online to beat the price of buying this single robust tool brand new. I already have clients using their own Nordic HyperGHDs that they've purchased including my dad who's rehabbing his back using it. You can get a lot of great workouts in using zero equipment, but this bench is unique that it helps you train all of the areas that are most challenging with zero equipment setups. If you could splurge on one premium piece of equipment, get the Nordic HyperGHD