Good Mornings

Good mornings are a well known exercise to strengthen the hip extensor muscles. Be careful with this one if you have a history of any back pain.

Teaching Points:

  • The starting position is a shoulder width stance, with the bar over the shoulders as shown.
  • From here, the athlete bends forwards from the hips, keeping the lower back straight.
  • Once parallel to the floor, the movement is reversed to stand upright again.

Muscles Worked:

Alternative Exercise: