The barbell good morning is a serious posterior chain movement. If your goals involve getting stronger or attaining a more aesthetically glutes, then the good morning is a lift you need to be doing.
Anybody who is looking for serious back, glute, and hamstring development should have the good morning in their training routine.
For bodybuilders, the good morning will help develop the lower back. It will also develop big, thick glutes and shredded hamstrings.
The benefits for competitive lifters and powerlifters are even greater. The good morning forces your core and upper back to contract isometrically to maintain a good arched position with your chest up.
This is the same position you want to be in while cleaning, snatching and squatting. It also strengthens the glutes and hamstrings and helps develop hip drive for the deadlift.
- To begin, first set the bar on a rack that best matches your height.
- Step under the bar and place the back of your shoulders (slightly below the neck) across it.
- Hold on to the bar using both arms at each side and lift it off the rack by first pushing with your legs and at the same time straightening your torso.
- Step away from the rack and position your legs using a shoulder width medium stance.
- Keep your head up at all times as looking down will get you off balance and also maintain a straight back.
- Keeping your legs stationary, move your torso forward by bending at the hips while inhaling.
- Lower your torso until it is parallel with the floor.
- Begin to raise the bar as you exhale by elevating your torso back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions