It's not everyone who'd want to greet
the morning with this tough move, but it's a regular part of the
rigorous workout Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte does with Matt
Delancey, his strength and conditioning coach at the University of
Florida, Gainesville. To do Good Mornings as part of your strength
regimen, try 4 sets of 6 reps each, with 45 to 60 seconds of rest
between sets using resistance bands (experiment to find the
color/resistance that's best for you). This move works the posterior
chain, says Matt, including core, glutes, and hamstrings. You can also
use a medicine ball or barbell instead of a resistance band. For each
rep, keep your butt back, load your hips, and squeeze your glutes.
Finish each rep tall, keeping the neck neutral. You can also super-set
Good Mornings with Neutral Grip Pull-ups.
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