Last week I was at my University gym doing sets of Goodmornings to strengthen my lowerback. At the conclusion of one of my sets a gym instructor came up to me and told me that I shouldn’t be doing good mornings. According to him all the research points to the fact that over the long-run GMs has been shown to wreck havoc on the lowerback. Now, I’ve been a member of the T-community from its inception and I don’t recall a single instance when anyone condemned the exercise to that effect. I politley thanked the instructor for his concern but told him I knew what I was doing. This got me thinking,is there any merit to what he was saying? Are GMs really bad for the back?
On another occasion, I was doing GMs with rounded back technique as prescribed by Ian King, Waterby etc… Another gym instructor came up to me and said I should never do the exercise round-backed. I tried to reason that it was a legitimate technique of doing GMS but she wouldn’t have any. Am I under a misapprehension by doing round-back GMs or is it a legitimate technique. Any input will be greatly appreciated.