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Karl's Questions 8/23 and 8/25

Any questions tonight?

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MR

For those of you who don’t know, Karl is my real name, and what some would call my “Evil Twin.” Don’t expect PC answers here!

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MR

What is your view on good mornings? I’ve read in westside that 70% of lower body maximal lift exercises are of a good morning variety but i remember reading in t-mag eric cressy was saying these are very advanced back exercises and that in his opinion only 15% of people who train are set up to do it.
So my questions are:
a) Do you do them and if so to 1 rep max like in westside
b) How would you check that someone has the right flexibility/strength to begin doing good mornings?
c) Do you find them benefical for improving squats and dl?

1 - Yes I do them, only I have always done them for reps vs. 1RM’s

2 - Always check the low back; if there’s any rounding whatsoever in the movement, I have them return to the start. Please, don’t force the issue here!

3 - For certain populations, yes. I would love to go into more detail here, but just wait for Eric and I’s article called “Lousy Leverages”…it will explain everything :wink:

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MR

[quote]indra wrote:
So my questions are:
a) Do you do them and if so to 1 rep max like in westside
b) How would you check that someone has the right flexibility/strength to begin doing good mornings?
c) Do you find them benefical for improving squats and dl? [/quote]

whats your opinion on how much unilateral leg work someone should be doing and what are your favorite unilateral movements?

I incorporate some unilateral work in almost every program I write. In fact, I would say 99.9% of the time there will be something added.

Check out my “Single Leg Supplements” article for exercises and variations. I will use almost all of them in my training at some point or another.

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MR

[quote]JNeves wrote:
whats your opinion on how much unilateral leg work someone should be doing and what are your favorite unilateral movements?[/quote]

[quote]Mike Robertson wrote:
I incorporate some unilateral work in almost every program I write. In fact, I would say 99.9% of the time there will be something added.

Check out my “Single Leg Supplements” article for exercises and variations. I will use almost all of them in my training at some point or another.

Stay strong
MR

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some how I missed that article thanks for tipping me off