This GOOD MORNING tutorial of this bodyweight hamstring activation exercise is performed by Human 2.0 strength and mobility coach Dan Jones. Watch as he demonstrates this movement. It’s useful for developing so many things: core strength, hip mobility, hamstring flexibility, just to name a few of the main ones.
Basically, this is a hip hinge drill that works to activate your hamstrings and glutes. In essence, it is a simple hamstring warm up exercise. Want to do the good morning the right way? Dan has some great tips that can keep you on the right track. Yes, this good morning exercise is for developing hamstring flexibility, and it is part of our prescribed programming for our STOP PULLING MY LEG: HAMSTRING HEALTH course which is coming in full in September. Watch our social media for that!
The good morning is a great flexibility and mobility exercise for beginners AND for those who are advanced athletes as well. There are progressions for every level. It is an example of a dynamic flexibility exercise targeting the hamstrings.
The good morning is something you can do almost anywhere because it doesn’t involve much in the way of gym equipment – if you can get one, a simple stick like a PVC pipe or broomstick will work. Do it at home, at the gym, on the road, wherever. Hip hinging is something everyone needs to learn to do properly for picking things up off the floor, and hamstring flexibility is also key for injury prevention.
Remember the key points for the good morning exercise:
1. Begin in an athletic stance with your stick on your shoulders.
2. Leading with your butt, bend forward (hinge back) making sure to keep your legs only a little bit bent. This is NOT a squat.
3. Be careful not to angle to one side, hips stay square to the ground, and keep your chest proud and core active the whole time.
4. Hinge as far as you can comfortably until you feel tension in the back of your legs.
5. Pause for a second and then stand back up, squeezing your glutes tight at the top. Repeat for reps of 8 to 10 and for 2 to 3 sets.
Depending on your mobility, you may not be able to get very low with your chest. Just go as far as you can and with practice, you will gradually get lower. Remember, good form is better than doing the movement fully but poorly. Do not rush through the movement, always maintain proper form and feel the stretch at the back of your legs.
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