This move fires up those hamstrings without the caffeine.
More Pars Fitness Coaches Danny V and Christina Ricci show you a power move that requires strong hamstrings. Good Mornings really get you, so perform slowly and with good form.
Key benefits of this move:Strengthens your lower back
Improves your lower back mobility
Strengthens your glutes and hamstrings
The Set Up & Execution
• With feet under your hips, pull the shoulders blades back and down.
• Elbows wide as you place both hands behind the head.
• Engage your core as you send the hips straight back, unlocking the knees, slightly.
• As hips go back, your upper torso goes forward until it is in a table top position.
• Squeeze the glutes to initiate the move up, while driving through the heels.
• Finish in an upright position.
• Maintain a straight line from your pubic bone to chest.
If you do not feel it in your hamstrings, then maintain straight legs as you shoot the hips back.
Do not round the back at any time. Keep the elbows wide through the entire move to ensure that your back is in a protected position.
So let’s make sure you get green checks with these key points:
• Keep the elbows wide and pulling back the entire movement.
• Shoot the hips back, and bend from the hip joints, not your waist – just like the golf swing!
• Squeeze your glutes hard to initiate the move up.
• Come up to full extension and repeat.
Your goal is a repetition of 10-15 times for 3 sets.