Smith Good-morning

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Smith Good-morning

Instructions

Preparation

Position bar on back of shoulders. Grasp bar to sides. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.

Execution

Bend hips to lower torso forward until parallel to floor. Raise torso until hips are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Begin with very light weight and add additional weight gradually to allow adequate adaptation. Throughout lift, keep back and knees straight. At lower position, forefoot may raise off floor slightly. Do not lower weight beyond mild stretch. Full range of motion will vary from person to person depending on flexibility. Also see Bent Knee Goodmorning emphasizing Glutes.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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