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Good Morning Rep Scheme

Whats up guys!

I know that my hamstrings/lower back is lacking pretty bad so I’ve been doing good mornings for my deadlift accessory. I’ve been doing 5x10 for it but do you think a heavier approach would be better? Like 5x5 or something?

Thanks in advance!

You can even do them instead of deadlifts as an ME movement, up to a 3RM or so. Possibly a 1RM if your form is feeling good.

I like to do 5x10. Any less volume than that and I don’t feel I’m getting the proper effect from them. If I’m pressed for time, I might do less sets with more reps, such as 2x20. But 5x10 is definitely my most common way to do them.

3x5, after squats or deadlifts, at about 75% of max squat, works the best for me.

I do mostly higher rep, like 10 to 20 reps for 2-3 sets. You don’t have to put so much weight when you make 2 second stop in the bottom on every rep. It have worked amazingly well.

[quote]niksamaras wrote:
3x5, after squats or deadlifts, at about 75% of max squat, works the best for me.[/quote]

Do you bend over to horizontal? If someone can do 5s with 75% of a max squat on a full goodmorning then I would think they need to spend more time on something else. Either that or I’m neglecting my lower back.

With a 445 squat I hit a parallel double at 265 and it was harder than squatting 445.

Arched back and partial ME “half” GMs are something different.

Also I usually use a safety bar now so the weight is set further from the hips.

[quote]mertdawg wrote:

[quote]niksamaras wrote:
3x5, after squats or deadlifts, at about 75% of max squat, works the best for me.[/quote]

Do you bend over to horizontal? If someone can do 5s with 75% of a max squat on a full goodmorning then I would think they need to spend more time on something else. Either that or I’m neglecting my lower back.

With a 445 squat I hit a parallel double at 265 and it was harder than squatting 445.

Arched back and partial ME “half” GMs are something different.

Also I usually use a safety bar now so the weight is set further from the hips. [/quote]

No, I go about 30 degrees less.