Reply To: Good Morning Exercise

HypertrophyCoach Joe Bennett Forums Training Good Morning Exercise Reply To: Good Morning Exercise


Hi Joe,

What is your take on the good morning exercise? In my opinion, it’s pretty similar to an RDL and can be a viable “hip hinge” exercise for erectors, hams and glutes. The only limiting factor is that holding the bar in the high bar position while bent over can become uncomfortable with heavier weights (since it tends to want to “slide” up the neck, even though this might be counteracted by using manual force in the opposite direction), but I think this can be improved by using an SSB.

Also, in terms of safety, in a good morning you might have to be more careful taking it all the way to failure and might be better working with a 1 RIR because there is no way of getting rid of the bar if you fail unless you’re in a rack.

I would love to hear your thougts since I’ve never seen you perform this movement.