Good Morning Barbell Exercise
Barbell Good Morning. Initial position – stand with the feet slightly apart and the bar resting on the trapezius or a little lower on the posterior deltoid:
- Inhale and bend the torso forward, keeping the back straight. The axis of rotation should pass through the coxofemoral joints.
- Return to the initial position and exhale.
Other Worked Muscles in Exercise
To make the exercise barbell good morning easier, bend slightly at the knees.
This movement, which works the gluteus maximus and the spinal group, is especially noteworthy for the action on the hamstrings (except the short head of the biceps femoris, which only flexes the knee).
Besides knee flexion, the main function of the hamstrings is to tip the pelvis back (posterior rotation) and straighten the torso when the pelvis is locked to the torso through isometric contraction of the abdominal core and the lumbosacral muscle group.
To better feel the work of the hamstrings, don’t work with heavy weights. In the negative phase, the good morning is excellent for stretching the back of the thighs. Worked regularly, it helps prevent injury when executing a heavy squat.
Two ways to perform good mornings
- Bending the knees while tilting forward allows the hamstrings to relax, which facilitates hip flexion
- Straightening the legs while tilting forward lengthens the hamstrings, helping to better feel the contraction while straightening the trunk.
Barbell Good Morning Workout Video
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Good morning exercise application
Who shall do it: Middle and higher level athletes.
When: In the end of the training session dedicated back or legs. Before good mornings you should perform all row exercises.
How many: 2-3 sets, 12–15 repetitions.
Lower Back Exercises:
- Deadlift With Barbell
- Barbell Stiff-Legged Deadlift
- Back Extension
- Barbell Good Morning
- Barbell Sumo Deadlift
- Back Extension Machine
- Seated Good Morning