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Seated Good morning

Exercise Profile

Body PartHips
Primary MusclesGluteus Maximus
Secondary MusclesHamstrings
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Introduction to the Seated Good morning

The Seated Good Morning is a strength-building exercise that primarily targets the lower back, hamstrings, and glutes. It's an excellent workout for individuals of all fitness levels, particularly those looking to improve their core strength and stability. By incorporating this exercise into your routine, you can enhance your posture, reduce the risk of back injuries, and improve overall body strength.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Seated Good morning

  • Hold a barbell or body bar across your upper back, just below the neck, ensuring that your hands are wider than shoulder-width apart for stability.
  • Keeping your back straight and core engaged, slowly lean forward from the hips until your torso is almost parallel with the floor.
  • Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement, then slowly raise your torso back to the starting position, making sure to keep your back straight and core engaged throughout the movement.
  • Repeat this exercise for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring to maintain correct form throughout.

Tips for Performing Seated Good morning

  • Control Your Movements: Avoid rushing the movement or using momentum to lift your body. Instead, focus on slow, controlled movements. As you lean forward, ensure that your abs stay engaged and your back remains straight. This will help target the correct muscles and prevent strain or injury.
  • Keep the Weight Appropriate: If you're using a barbell, it should rest on the back of your shoulders, not your neck. Ensure the weight is not too heavy that it causes you to compromise your form. It's always better to lift lighter weights with correct form than heavier ones with poor form. Common Mistakes to Avoid:

Seated Good morning FAQs

Can beginners do the Seated Good morning?

Yes, beginners can do the Seated Good Morning exercise. However, it's important to start with a light weight or even just bodyweight to learn the correct form and technique. This exercise targets the lower back, hamstrings, and glutes. It's always recommended to have a personal trainer or experienced gym-goer supervise beginners to ensure the exercise is being done correctly and safely.

What are common variations of the Seated Good morning?

  • Banded Good Morning: This variation uses a resistance band instead of a barbell, which can be more suitable for beginners or those with lower back issues.
  • Single-leg Good Morning: This variation is performed on one leg at a time, challenging your balance and working each side of your body independently.
  • Good Morning with a Twist: In this variation, you add a twist to the waist at the top of the movement, which helps to engage the obliques.
  • Wide-Stance Good Morning: In this variation, you perform the exercise with a wider than shoulder-width stance, which targets the inner thighs and glutes in addition to the lower back and hamstrings.

What are good complementing exercises for the Seated Good morning?

  • Deadlifts are another related exercise because they engage the same muscle groups as Seated Good Mornings, particularly the lower back and hamstrings, enhancing the strength and endurance of these muscles.
  • The Romanian Deadlift complements the Seated Good Morning by focusing on the posterior chain, specifically the hamstrings and glutes, which helps improve hip hinge movement and overall posterior strength.

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