good mornings

Muscle Groups

back lower back
Good mornings is a weight training exercise that involves the movement of bending forward from the waist to perform work on the lower back muscles, gluteal muscles and hamstring muscles. Given the nature of the exercise, it emphasizes on the posterior chain muscles of the body. For doing this exercise, a person needs to start by placing a barbell behind the neck, resting it on the trapezius muscles, and then lean forward until almost parallel to the floor. Throughout the exercise, it is important to keep the spine straight and the core engaged. Good mornings can be performed with either a heavy or light weight, and for higher or lower repetitions, depending on the goals of the individual performing the exercise. Good mornings serve as a great assistance exercise for developing strength and power in the posterior chain muscles, which are critical to many movements such as deadlifts, squats and jumps. It is important to note that because Good mornings place a lot of stress on the lower back, it is essential to perform this exercise using correct form, in order to avoid any risk of injury. In addition to helping develop strength and power, Good mornings can also help improve posture and reduce back pain. Since there are different variations of this exercise, it is important to select and execute the variation that aligns with the individual’s goals and fitness level.