Good Mornings

Good Mornings

How to do good mornings properly, with perfect form and technique! The best glute and hamstring exercise to build strong legs and hips for the squat and deadlift!

Note: This is an easier version of Romanian Deadlifts that focuses more towards the squat.

Purpose:

  • Teach Hip Hinge Mechanics
  • Build Hip Hinge Strength
  • Build Core Strength

Prime Movers:

  1. Glutes (Hips)
  2. Hamstring Complex (Legs)

How To Do Good Mornings Properly

  • Standing erect with the bar placed in your squat position, have your feet slightly turned out and placed in the position you want to make stronger.
  • Grasp the ground with your feet and create an external rotation force throughout the entire movement.
  • Take a deep breath and press it down into your abdomen, as you flex the surrounding muscles, to maintain a neutral spine throughout the lift.
  • Start the Good Morning exercise by pulling your head back into the bar and push your hips back as you lean your torso forward into a bow.
  • Allow your knees to bend slightly and press them out hard as you descend.
  • Only go as low as you can while maintaining a neutral spine and then flex your glutes hard to push your hips forward to raise the bar back to the start.

The first 45 degrees of your bow focus on your glutes (hips). The second 45 degrees leading towards parallel with the floor focus on your hamstrings (legs).


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