Banded Good Morning Exercise Demonstration
What are banded good mornings?
Banded Good Mornings are an alternative to the barbell good mornings with weights and allows this exercise to be done virtually anywhere.
IFBB Fitness Pro and Women’s Fitness Expert, Julie Lohre, guides you from start to finish with this exercise for the glutes and hamstrings and adds a few exercise tips to get the most from your effort in or out of the gym.
Banded Good Mornings Overview
This exercise is a good morning variation used to target the glute muscles, low back muscles and hamstring muscles.
The band used to perform this provides accommodating resistance, meaning the closer one gets to full contraction, the more tension is placed on the target muscle groups.
This exercise is often used as a warm up activation exercise or an accessory movement to your main lift however can be used as part of your main workout protocol.
Banded Good Mornings Instructions
Loop a band under your feet and wrap one end around your upper shoulders and neck area.
Grab the band near your shoulder level and pull up slightly to set the band properly and take up slack.
Begin the movement by keeping your knees unlocked and hinging back into the hips moving your upper torso backwards while keeping your spine in a neutral position.
Drive through your feet as you extend your hips back to the starting position.
Repeat for the desired number of reps.
Banded Good Morning Tips
- Range of motion in the lift will largely be determined by an your mobility as well as your ability to maintain a neutral spine.
- Your weight will naturally shift to your heels as you hinge; however, it’s important that you keep the weight distributed on your whole foot imprint and don’t allow your toes to rise. To fight this, focus on maintaining 3 points of contact: your big toe, little toe, and heel and “Feel” your foot connecting to the floor.