Split Barbell Good Morning

The split barbell good morning builds strength in the glutes, lower back, and hamstrings. This exercise also improves full body mobility and flexibility. The split stance improves single leg strength and also allows for more focus on building the hamstrings and core.


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    Place a barbell across your upper back, pulling the bar down while squeezing your shoulder blades together for stability. Grip the bar so your palms are facing forward. Place one heel on a small box or bench, keeping that leg completely straight. Maintain a slightly bent knee stance with your rear knee.
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    Push your chest out while driving your hips backwards, bending forward from the hips and going as low as you can without your lower back rounding. Pause, then squeeze your glutes and return your torso to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid allowing your back to round forward. Maintain a neutral spine throughout the movement.
  • Keep your head inline with the rest of your body and avoid overarching at the neck.
  • Keep your shoulders pulled back and down throughout the exercise.