How To Do Seated Good Morning
Seated Good Mornings is an effective exercise to target the lower back.
It also engages the core muscles in order to maintain the upper body in an upright position as your perform the exercise.
Seated Good Mornings can be used as an isolation exercise to warm up the lower back before Deadlifts or Squats.
It can also be used as a finisher in a workout that focuses on the lower and middle sections of your back or as a complementary exercise while training your abs.
Seated Good Mornings How To
- Sit near the edge of a bench and place a light barbell on your upper traps. Pull your knees in closer; your feet must be firmly on the ground and in a neutral position.
- Tighten your core, pull your shoulders back and push your chest out. Make sure your lower back is tight.
- Slowly bend your torso forward until your chest lightly touches your chest.
- Pull your torso back up to starting position in a controlled manner.
- Repeat the exercise until you have completed the targeted number of reps.
Form and Technique
Seated Good Mornings should be done strictly and under complete control.
Because of the degree of flexibility required, it is advisable to use light weights and to focus on form and technique rather than the number of reps.
If your range of motion is limited, only go as low as you comfortably can.
Over time and with consistency, your flexibility will improve corresponding to your strength level.
Variations: Back Extensions
Routine for Strength: 3 sets x 12-15 reps
Routine for Muscle Gains: 4-5 sets x 6-8 reps