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Help setting up for Good Mornings?

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2003/12/05 08:56:38 (permalink)

Help setting up for Good Mornings?

Hi guys, I'm trying to fix a problem with my Good Mornings that I feel is stopping me from getting the best out of them.

Whenever I set for them I try to set the bar on my lower traps, but as soon as I start doing the movement it starts to roll more towards my neck.

Where am I supposed to position the bar, and any does anyone have any tips for keeping it there?
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    chaos31
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/05 10:16:28 (permalink)
    make sure your pointing your elbows down. Ive seen some people let theirs flare up and poor form can cause this. You may also want to try to "look up" as in keep your chin up, ive seen others drop their chin and letting the bar roll down too.
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/05 13:02:01 (permalink)
    When you do them make sure you are pushing your chest forward, head right back and have the bar resting on your upper back across the rear delts and lower traps. As you go down make sure you look up as much as possible and put an arch in your back
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/05 13:54:19 (permalink)
    I always use a barbell pad or a towel which usually stops it moving around and making the exercise less uncomfortable so you can get the most out of the exercise.
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/05 16:54:15 (permalink)
    at my gym they have plumbing pipe insulation, fits great for things like GM + back squats grips great to keep bar in position

    rob
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/05 18:30:29 (permalink)
    I had exactly the same problem. Fixed it after some good advise. Here it is - put the bar lower down on your back, real low (lower than shoulders). You'll have to keep a slight lean forward so the bar doesn't roll down your back, and maybe use some chalk across your t-shirt. Also squeeze your shoulder blades together real hard. You'll find a slot where the bar just sits and doesn't roll up your neck. So basically, lower the bar down your back!
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    chaos31
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/06 01:48:26 (permalink)
    well he could be doing arched back goodmornings ozzy. I just think it has to do with head placement and well....focus.
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/06 06:44:03 (permalink)
    i use ez bar, although in my case because it is shorter so i need less room, but i would stop it rolling.
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/08 10:09:21 (permalink)
    Thanks for the tips guys (and girl ) I'll keep them in mind when I try these next.
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/19 09:09:35 (permalink)
    Just wanted to say thank to everyone who helped on this thread, tried Good Mornings again last night and I was much more pleased with form, and I could actually increase the weight as well!
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    RE: Help setting up for Good Mornings? 2003/12/19 17:58:58 (permalink)
    Glad to help (if I did!).

    Jon
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