Everyone who does not currently have GoodMornings somewhere in their workout should put them in. They give my hamstrings, glutes and lower back an awesome stretch and aside from helping my squat and deadlifting have made my upper back surpringly enough look pretty sweet. Pinching your shoulders and keeping the weight steady has made muscles I didnt even know I had in my upperback sore and bigger and more defined. So do em..
Last edited by KevinStarke; 04-25-2006 at 02:50 PM.
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Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
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Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
In one month of GM's, my squat has gone from absolutely struggling to get 185 x 5, to doing that set, 205 x 5, 215 x 1, and a 225 x 2 on the same day.Originally Posted by KevinStarke
OMG I'm so gonna start GMing for breakfast lunch and dinner. My squat needs all the help it can get (seriously).Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
I've done GMs twice so far. They're becoming permanent.
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Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
HOOLLLY Sh!+ That's insane dude, im strugeling to maintain my bench while cutting maybe ill give it a shot.
they are a staple in my routine, and ever since ive done that, my hamstring streth has skyrocketed, to the point to now i believe they actually may be stronger than my quads and they definetly are bigger.
i can see my hamstrings stick out the sides of my legs from the front, kinda crazy actually
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Personally soba I prefer them on leg day right after squats.
Posterior chain = Traps, spine erectors, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Do them on your posterior chain day
I need to start doing these, they're like the perfect powerlifting exercise.
ah yes, but my posterior chain day is divided over two days so therein lies my quandary.Originally Posted by xMeat_Headx
typically I do SLDLs after squats. I might give these a go on alternating weeks.
give em a shot, I prefer them to SLDLs anyday for hitting my hams, glutes, and low back.
What would be the physiological differences between this and an SLDL? My hams and glutes are sore like no tommorow for 2-3 days after just 2 working sets of SLDL.
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I don't know what the difference is, BUT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. Try them and see.Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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I don't know either but to me GMs are a must. My squat and dead have improved big time since I started doing them regularly.Originally Posted by Sensei
Gah, you get to deep in to what you should and shouldnt do routine was meat, do what works for you Soba. Try new things out and see what fits where. If you like GM's on a deadlift type day do em then, if you like em on a squat day do em then.
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these are quite odd but a very good workout, ive done sets of 135 with no issues but i was still nervous doing them.
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Do you have to go exactly body parallel to floor ? If I go as low as that my back starts to round.
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Definitelly not. You want to go until you get a goooood stretch in your hams and glutes which for me isnt quite parallel.Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
Originally Posted by KevinStarke
You want to get far down there though.
Some tips from Cal for your Good Mornings:
1) Get the bar LOW on your shoulders. If you're not already doing this for squats, learn how to get it back behind your traps and resting in the groove between traps and shoulders. This will allow you to get nice and low without the fear of the weight rolling forward and hurting your neck. In particular the second set of images in the first post of this thread show the guy doing GMs with just the bar and the bar is WAY too high on his neck. If you have plans of doing GMs with anything more than the bar, work on shoulder flexibility and learn how to get the bar down low.
2) Bend your knees SLIGHTLY as you approach the bottom of the motion. This will do two things, it will allow you to get closer to parallel and it will protect your hamstrings from overstretching. Also makes it a bit easier on balance. This isn't an excuse to deep knee bend for inertia or anything... just a slight bend is enough.
3) Really focus on your glutes and hams when you do it; think about PULLING back with your hams as opposed to 'just standing up'. It will make a difference once you start to get past 225 or so.
Will aka HomeYield on this site has done Good Mornings with truly sick amounts of weight. Good guy to ask for additional advice if you want it and can stand the glare from his albino features.
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