Good Morning

The good morning builds strength in the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings while improving core strength and stability. This movement trains the hip hinge movement, meaning that focusing on the good morning helps build strength on the squat and the deadlift. The lower portion is designed to strengthen the hamstrings, while the raising movement emphasizes the glutes and lower back.


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    Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on the back of your head, keeping a tight core and upright torso.
  2. Good Morning
    Bend forward at the hips, lower your torso until you feel a stretch in the hamstrings or until your back is almost parallel with the ground. Raise to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep your back flat throughout the movement.
  • The movement should come from the hips.
  • Squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement.