From the 2016 Asian Championships training hall … Chen Xiaoting (53kg, China) doing high rep sets of Pike and Pancake Good Mornings with just the bar. More: the original Pancake Good Mornings video from junior worlds 2015 Chen Xiaoting snatching 102kg in training Chen Xiaoting snatching 101kg at Worlds 2015
From the 2015 Junior Worlds Training Hall … Sasha Nievas (58kg) and Joana Palacios (63kg) from Argentina doing Seated Good Mornings in a Pancake Stretch Position. Great exercise that combines strength with flexibility training. #pancakegoodmornings Note how the back stays perfectly flat at all times (for the ladies, not so much for the guys in the video […]
Here is one the the more unusual exercise variations you see in training halls … Rim un Sim (58kg) performing multiple sets of 10 of what looks like stiff legged Good Mornings. More: The Big Junior Worlds Post on ATG.
Clint Darden goes over the details of Good Mornings. He talks about arched back (hamstring emphasis) and rounded back (lower back emphasis) version. elbows down butt goes back with wide stance, force knees out bar goes up and down, you go back
A while back I mentioned seated good morning stretch. A great assistance exercise for all things squat stability. Update: Read about their use in Front Squats here.
Justin found an opportunity to be shirtless and hump another man in one video. Here he is on banded good mornings. I have used them for warm ups and assistance on 531 deadlift days. But I was doing them standing on the band (vary the width of your stance to modify tension). But of course […]
Here is Latvian super heavyweight Viktors Ščerbatihs in the training hall. Some snatches, clean and jerks and Good Mornings with 180 kg!
The worlds best deadlift assistance exercise according to Jim Wendler The Good Morning I get asked all the time what the best exercises are for increasing the deadlift. Combine GM’s, squats, abdominal work and some Kroc rows and you are setting yourself up for success. Push all these exercises; make them strong. There are no secrets out […]