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Goodmorning Form?

I have just started doing WS4SB III and did goodmornings for the 1st time today. Can anyone give me a link to a video of someone using perfect form for this lift? I think my biggest problem is hamstring flexibility. I just tried to maintain my lower back arch and go as low as flexibility would allow.

Here is a really crappy video…I will take another soon and post one of better quality.

Check out Eric Talmant from elitefts.com training in Greece at their Olympic Training Facility.

Great form with absurd range of motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSpDT5VhdmE

[quote]Brosekiah wrote:
I think my biggest problem is hamstring flexibility. I just tried to maintain my lower back arch and go as low as flexibility would allow.

Here is a really crappy video…I will take another soon and post one of better quality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjTUWbKaECU [/quote]

In my opinion it looks as you are turning your gm a bit into quarter squatting which is not something you want to do…probably happens due to the lack of ham flexibility as you said.

Instead what you want to do is push your butt back more (and keeping a light bend at the knees the whole time) instead of squatting under it (and then squatting back up). You should feel a tremendous stretch in your hams at the bottom.

Go only as deep as you feel comfortable (back arched and not squatting) and increase the rom (and weights) as time goes by without sacrificing good form.

[quote]RenaissanceMan wrote:
In my opinion it looks as you are turning your gm a bit into quarter squatting which is not something you want to do…probably happens due to the lack of ham flexibility as you said.

Instead what you want to do is push your butt back more (and keeping a light bend at the knees the whole time) instead of squatting under it (and then squatting back up). You should feel a tremendous stretch in your hams at the bottom.

Go only as deep as you feel comfortable (back arched and not squatting) and increase the rom (and weights) as time goes by without sacrificing good form.

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That’s what I was thinking. Thanks for the critique…I will work on the form and flexibility. I’ll post a new vid next time I do GM’s.

How do you guys feel about doing yoga to increase flexibility?

[quote]Affliction wrote:
Check out Eric Talmant from elitefts.com training in Greece at their Olympic Training Facility.

Great form with absurd range of motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSpDT5VhdmE
[/quote]

I’m pretty sure that’s not the Greek olympic training facility.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Affliction wrote:
Check out Eric Talmant from elitefts.com training in Greece at their Olympic Training Facility.

Great form with absurd range of motion.

I’m pretty sure that’s not the Greek olympic training facility.[/quote]

Of all of Eric’s videos here are the ones that have been the most helpful…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlN4Fob_Q7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supOdEqtCF0

Catch my drift? Haha

ouch

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Affliction wrote:
Check out Eric Talmant from elitefts.com training in Greece at their Olympic Training Facility.

Great form with absurd range of motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSpDT5VhdmE

I’m pretty sure that’s not the Greek olympic training facility.[/quote]

Hmmm…it could be. I’ve seen Khaki training and Dimas coaching somewhere that looked very similar.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
I’m pretty sure that’s not the Greek olympic training facility.[/quote]

Well, I’m going off of what he says, I haven’t researched their facility. Why would he lie, however?

EDIT: Upon further review (I was curious myself), it is one of the Olympic Sports Complexes Greece has, specifically for some of their highest-ranked juniors. The coach there is Coach Mihalis. I don’t want to hijack anymore than I already have, but I can link the pictures and vids if anyone is interested in another thread.

[quote]Power GnP wrote:
Of all of Eric’s videos here are the ones that have been the most helpful…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlN4Fob_Q7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supOdEqtCF0

Catch my drift? Haha[/quote]

Hard to question the results. 683 deadlift & 650 squat at 165.

[quote]Brosekiah wrote:
That’s what I was thinking. Thanks for the critique…I will work on the form and flexibility. I’ll post a new vid next time I do GM’s.

How do you guys feel about doing yoga to increase flexibility?

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ATG squats and ATG overhead squats will get you supremely functionally flexible. And strong.

[quote]Affliction wrote:
Power GnP wrote:
Of all of Eric’s videos here are the ones that have been the most helpful…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlN4Fob_Q7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supOdEqtCF0

Catch my drift? Haha

Hard to question the results. 683 deadlift & 650 squat at 165. [/quote]

When did Talmant squat 650?? Back in his WPO days yah?

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Affliction wrote:
Power GnP wrote:
Of all of Eric’s videos here are the ones that have been the most helpful…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlN4Fob_Q7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supOdEqtCF0

Catch my drift? Haha

Hard to question the results. 683 deadlift & 650 squat at 165.

When did Talmant squat 650?? Back in his WPO days yah?
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In his WPO days he’s squatted 700 full double-ply gear and wraps.

683 deadlift? No hes pulled 638, and his highest raw squat is 467.5. He’s fairly strong for 165, but I don’t see why he’s been elevated to guru status by so many lifters.

I misquoted. It should say “683 squat & 650 deadlift”. That’s straight from the elitefts team bio page.

I don’t competitively powerlift, so you guys know who’s a guru and who’s not better than me. Not really my area of expertise. I just thought his form was exemplary for good mornings for the OP’s purposes. Not trying to start a debate here. I’m not sold on his other brainchild, metabolic typing, either.

[quote]Power GnP wrote:
Back in his WPO days yah?

In his WPO days he’s squatted 700 full double-ply gear and wraps.

683 deadlift? No hes pulled 638, and his highest raw squat is 467.5. He’s fairly strong for 165, but I don’t see why he’s been elevated to guru status by so many lifters.[/quote]

I think it’s because he’s so “sciency”. You know metabolic typing and all that shite… salt baths… dog walks… yawn.

Some of the theories really get on my nerves.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Power GnP wrote:
Back in his WPO days yah?

In his WPO days he’s squatted 700 full double-ply gear and wraps.

683 deadlift? No hes pulled 638, and his highest raw squat is 467.5. He’s fairly strong for 165, but I don’t see why he’s been elevated to guru status by so many lifters.

I think it’s because he’s so “sciency”. You know metabolic typing and all that shite… salt baths… dog walks… yawn.

Some of the theories really get on my nerves.[/quote]

I like the cut of your jib, mate.

I miss the WPO

[quote]Affliction wrote:
Power GnP wrote:
Of all of Eric’s videos here are the ones that have been the most helpful…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlN4Fob_Q7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supOdEqtCF0

Catch my drift? Haha

Hard to question the results. 683 deadlift & 650 squat at 165. [/quote]

You guys are discussing a video about baby peacocks?

[quote]Defekt wrote:
Affliction wrote:
Power GnP wrote:
Of all of Eric’s videos here are the ones that have been the most helpful…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlN4Fob_Q7w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=supOdEqtCF0

Catch my drift? Haha

Hard to question the results. 683 deadlift & 650 squat at 165.

You guys are discussing a video about baby peacocks? [/quote]

You could take it that way.

slowly backs out of the thread