This is about “good morning”-ing up out of the Squat – where the knee extends, and the hips move up, while the bar doesn’t move much, and finally, after the knees are fairly extended, the hips extend.
I have talked to a number of people, and it is generally agreed that GMing up out of the squat is a sign of glute/hamstring weakness.
However, this doesn’t make sense.
1)A 315 lbs GM is much more demanding of the glutes/hamstrings than a 315 lbs squat. When you GM out of the squat, you essentially perform the concentric portion of a GM with the same weight that you are squatting. If this is a glute/hamstring weakness, you shouldn’t be able to do that.
2)Your quads don’t seem to do much work here. Your knees extend, but the bar doesn’t really move much while this happens, thus they aren’t really contracting against much torque.
Can anyone please enlighten me?