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Good Mornings & Arched-Back GM


#1

Can somebody PLEASE explain what is the difference? Wasn't one supposed to keep his backed arched or neutral when lifting???


#2

They can be done both ways. Most prefer or recommend the arch-backed good morning, but sometimes, the rounded back version is good too. Along with seated versions.


#3

In a good morning, most try to keep an arch but when heavy weights are used, the back rounds at the bottom.

An arch-back GM is a different exercise, similar to a romanian dl. Set up with a wide stance, arch your back hard, and push your abs out. Now push your butt back. Your range of motion will only be around 8 inches, and you mustn't lose the arch. Keep your chest up and arch up instead of firing through with your hips.