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Exercise of the Week- 8.24.15

Good Mornings

This exercise targets your lower back, hamstrings, glutes, and abdominals. While doing this exercise, you are strengthening the entire posterior chain. Start off using a lighter weight to make sure you are using the correct form. As time goes on, increase the weight without compromising your form. It is important to remember to brace your abdominal muscles while doing this exercise while remembering to breathe correctly (breathe in on recovery and out with exertion).

  • Rest the barbell on top of your trapezius muscles and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

  • Place feet shoulder width apart with toes slightly pointed out.

  • Begin by bending your hips back, keeping your back straight and lower your torso forward until it is parallel to floor.

  • Reverse the motion by extending through the hips with your glutes and hamstrings and return to starting position.

  • Repeat.

Try 3 sets of 10-15. Start with a lighter weight and work your way up!

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