Good Morning Barbell Workouts


The good-morning is a move that resembles a person bowing to greet someone. It’s a weightlifting exercise, and makes an incredible move to practice for your squats and deadlifts. It’s generally great for your core, hamstrings, hips, glutes, and lower back.

Unfortunately, it’s known to cause lower back injuries. Isn’t any move, though, when done incorrectly?

To learn more about the good morning barbell workouts, check this article by weight training expert Paul Rogers on About:

How to Do the Good Morning Exercise with Barbell

The good morning exercise gives your hamstrings a workout, as well as your lower back and abs. The good morning exercise requires excellent form to prevent injury to your lower back. It is a great exercise for strengthening your lower back, making it more resilient, but only if done correctly. Read more…

Another piece of information is discussed by strength and conditioning specialist Noah Bryant about its benefits, as well as when you must do it, and additional variations, on Muscle and Performance:

The Barbell Good Morning

The barbell good morning is a serious posterior chain movement that is too often neglected by the strength athlete. But if your goals involve getting stronger or attaining a more aesthetically pleasing backside, then the good morning is a lift you need to be doing. Unless, of course, you’re happy with your Miley Cyrus pancake butt. Then by all means, stop reading. Read more…

Lastly, here’s a great way to spice up your good-morning workouts, on Muscle and Fitness:


The seated barbell good morning strengthens the lower back and hamstrings. Performing the exercise seated places more emphasis on the lower back and traps than traditional standing good mornings because the seated position removes assistance from the glutes and hamstrings. Read more…

Again, you have to make sure you are doing the sets of your good morning barbell workouts properly, or else your back is really at risk for injuries or accidents. You may start with lower weights, and then build this up as your fitness level increases. Don’t push yourself too hard, especially if you’re a beginner.

If you don’t have a barbell, you can use pretty much anything you can lift, such as an empty bar, broomstick and more. This may be a very controversial move, but it’s popping with health benefits, so it’s up to you to take everything in the safest way.


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