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Let’s Get Technical: Good Mornings

Let’s Get Technical: Good Mornings

We’re back once again to bring you another blog in our Let’s Get Technical series. This week we’re going to take a look at Good Mornings. If you’d like more personal training, why not book in with one of our personal trainers at Elevate?

How it’s done

Set Up

  • Comfortable stance with feet somewhere between hip and shoulder width apart
  • Bar on your back in either a high bar or lower bar position 
  • Place hands in a wider set up than normal 
  • Pull the bar down into your back to prevent the bar being on the back of your neck
  • Keep soft in the knees

Down Phase

  • Take a breath in and hold 
  • Raise your chest up and push your bum backwards hinging at the hips 
  • Bow forward as low as you feel comfortable to do 

Muscles Action

  • Concentric loads through the posterior chain (hamstrings and glutes).
  • Isometric loads through the entire posterior and anterior chain controlling the body’s posture.

Up Phase 

  • Reverse the position driving hips forward 
  • Breathe out

Muscles Action

  • Eccentric loads through the posterior chain (hamstrings and glutes).
  • Isometric loads through the entire posterior and anterior chain controlling the body’s posture.

Advice

  • Always maintain a neutral spine position 
  • Minimise the bend at the knee, remember this is a hip dominant movement

Dan Cumberworth

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