How to do Good Mornings

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: lower back, hamstrings


Start this exercise for the back and hamstrings by standing with your feet at hip width and your hands, palms together on your chest. Then keep your back straight whilst you hinge at the hips to bow forwards. Engage your core during the movement by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. Also, keep a micro bend in your knees with your legs almost straight. Bow forwards as far as you can with a straight back. You should feel a big stretch down the back of your legs into your hamstrings. Then lift your back and chest back up to return to standing.

How to make Good Mornings easier

If you find this too hard it is most likely because of tight hamstrings and hips. If that is the case, work out hamstring flexibility with our Seated Hamstring Stretch.

How to make Good Mornings more challenging

To progress from here with more back strengthening exercises, try our T Raise exercise.

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