you guys were discussing form in another thread about GM’s , and I think I got it now . it’s not really a “bending over” motion ; it’s more of “pushing your ass backward” motion . not so much pivoting at the lower back as it pivoting at the hip joint…right ?
what about head position…should I retain eye contact in mirror ? or should the head remain nuetral , in line with the spine as as the bar is lowered ? or doesnt it really matter ?
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If you’re worried about the mirror than turn the fuck around or make it heavy enough that you can’t see anything. Movement in the mirror will fuck you up everytime.
As far as form, it all depends. My favorite variation is a neutral back reverse band good morning. I pull my shoulders down and back and jam the bar into the shelf that is created. I push my head forward a bit because that is what works for me, I’ve seen others do the same and I can’t explain it, but it feels 10 times better because I can lead with my hips and my upper body will follow my head position. If I try to look up or any of that shit it messes up my alignment and I overarch and lose my upper back tightness.
Once its unracked I breathe into the stomach pushing on my belt, rock back a bit to make sure the weight is on my heels, and then I force my hips back, back, back until my back is a few inches above parallel. If I go too deep on these, then I’ll lose upper back tightness and they become entirely a lower back exercises. If the bar is rolling on you a lot, that’s a good sign that you are going too deep.
I then forcefully squeeze my abs while forcing my head back like a squat, as the weight comes up I focus on pulling my hips through and not passing out at the top.
The next day, I waddle around the house and complain about being ugly and having sore hamstrings.