Staggered-Stance Good Morning

The staggered-stance good morning builds strength in the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings while also improving balance and flexibility. The staggered stances provides assistance with the slightly heavier weight.


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    Standing in a staggered stance, place a barbell across your upper back, resting it on your shoulders. This is your starting position.
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    Bend forward at the hips and lower your torso until you feel a stretch in the front hamstring. Keep the arch in your lower back. Pause, return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep the lower back slightly arched for safety.
  • Do not round your back to bend down. The movement should take place at the hips.