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Good Mornings

Hey everyone! I’m just going to start throwing good mornings into my routine. What form should I use? I know to stick my butt out, but what about bar placement? I’m thinking of using slow tempo and staying on my feet. Thanks.

For good mornings you’ll most likely have to use a low bar placement as setting the bar up any higher will put undue strain on the neck musculature and increase the chance of the bar rolling up your neck when you bend over. As to which type of goodmorning you should use it really depends on your weaknesses. The more bent over you get in a good morning the more you hit the lower back whereas arched back varieties focus more on hams and glutes.

Also remember to come up when you feel the weight go from your heels to your toes.