Beginners Guide (XXVII): Trunk Flexion to the Front or Good Morning

The back of the legs It is usually neglected by us, when really his work not only improves the appearance of limbs but that increases their mobility and strength while reducing the risk of muscle imbalances. For this reason, in our beginner’s Guide will describe a great exercise for this part of the body, it is of the flexion of the trunk to the front or good morning.

Good morning performance technique

To begin with the completion of the exercise We must place standing with feet separated from each other by the shoulders width approximately. We take a bar with hands and carry it behind the head to support it on the Trapeze or shortly below, between the neck and the blades.

From this position, with the back always erect, We inspire and flexed trunk forward as if we were to make a bow of greeting. The torso must be horizontal, parallel to the ground without bending your back and with the knees slightly bent.

Return slowly to the starting position and exhaled air.

The movement must occur by flexion of the hip joint.

The exercise can be executed with knees slightly bent as we describe above or, with a little more bent them to work easier and more comfortable.

Muscles worked with good morning

With the flexion of the trunk to the front or good morning apply for the work of the gluteus and thorny muscles, among them, highlights the work of the femoral o hamstrings that they are stretched and contracted during exercise.

It is an exercise to work the back of thighs that allows a correct mobility to the pelvis, hips and legs in general.

Tips and common mistakes when making good morning

  • Bend back: your back should remain straight throughout the exercise to prevent injury, to achieve this, always keep the head elevated or the view to the front while the flexion of the hip allows the descent of the trunk. Never attempt to bend the trunk beyond a 90 degree angle.
  • Excessive weight: This can allow you to not stretch the hamstrings and feel the contraction of the same, therefore, work best not overloaded. In addition, excessive weight can hinder the successful completion of the exercise, therefore, to not control technique, better take a soft weight or work without this.