Blast from the past week!
Good mornings have definitely fallen out of the rotation for the average gym goer. Labeled as “dangerous” these used to be a staple in the gym. I use them quite a bit with clients. Why?
Deadlifts have seen a return to popularity due to CrossFit, but most people aren’t flexible enough, and weak at the bottom so they bounce them like crazy. So what? .
Deadlifts tend to stress the middle range of the posterior chain, back extensions the top 1/3. What happens if you aren’t strong at the bottom? That’s right, back injuries!
The good morning is great for strengthening the bottom 1/3 of the range. Throw a pause in there, and come up slowly to avoid using the low back elastic recoil and you will see tremendous improvement in many areas.
Obviously you need to be injury free, and learn to hinge at the hip as shown here. Used correctly this can be a good tool to get you stronger and that’s a winner. #theflexintexan #backinjury #rehabtraining