The Zercher good morning builds strength in the upper and lower back as well as the hips. This exercise compliments both the deadlift and the standard squat.
Place a barbell in the crooks of your elbows. Set your feet shoulder-width apart with your toes pointing forward.
Initiate the good morning by pushing your hips backwards and leaning forward, keeping the barbell locked in the same position. When the back is parallel to the floor, extend the hips to return to the starting position.
Avoid letting your shoulders shrug up during the exercise. Pull your shoulders back and keep your chest up throughout the exercise.
The movement should occur at your hips, not at your knees. Sink your weight back onto your heels throughout the exercise.