What muscles does the good morning exercise work?

What muscles does the good morning exercise work?

The good morning exercise works muscle groups along the backside of your body, including your hamstrings, gluteus maximus, erector spinae, and lower back muscles. With proper form, good morning exercises can increase your leg and back strength. Good morning exercises can enhance your hip-hinging form.

What is the good morning stance?

For the bodyweight version of the good morning stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands placed behind your head. Stand upright, brace your core and pull your shoulders back. Take a breath and hinge forwards from your hips, not your waist, allowing a slight bend in your knees but keeping your back flat.

Are seated good mornings good?

The seated good morning primarily strengthens the isometric position of the back arch used in the snatch, clean, squat and related exercises to improve the lifter’s stability, power transfer and safety. Secondarily, it strengthens the glutes and hamstrings, and can improve hip extensor flexibility.

Is a good morning a hinge exercise?

The Good Morning is a hip hinge exercise, meaning the movement comes from hinging your hips, or bending at your waist. This puts it into the same category as a Deadlift and Squat. If you look closely, it’s almost identical to a Romanian Deadlift except for the position of the bar.

Is good morning a good exercise?

bodyweight good mornings are a great exercise to warm up your lower back, hamstrings, and glutes before weighted good mornings, or any hip-based or lower body exercise.

Do you bend knees when doing good mornings?

Keep your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees very slightly. Some people like to keep their knees locked out during a good morning, but Leventhal prefers softening the knees to increase mobility.

Do you bend knees in good morning?

It’s important not to bend the knee any more then it is already bent in the beginning of the movement. From here, just like the RDL, you push your hips back as far as you possibly can, getting your chest as parallel to the ground as possible.

Which is better seated or standing good mornings?

The seated good morning variation places more emphasis on spinal flexion and extension, making it much more targeted to the lower back.

What is an alternative to good morning?

1. Back Extension Variations. Back extensions performed from either a 45- or 90-degree angles train the same muscles as the good morning. They are likewise an effective alternative to build hip and lower back strength which can translate to more effective lockouts in the deadlift.

Is good morning effective?

The good morning can increase a lifter’s strength and awareness of the lower and upper back. Enhancing upper back tension and lower back stability can help lifters who lack the strength to pack the barbell tightly in the back rack and/or tend to fall forward in the squat and cannot recover from poor positioning.

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top