Thursday, February 4, 2010

Good Morning Exercise For Strength Or Flexibility

The Good Morning Exercise is a great hamstring strength and flexibility exercise that you may not be doing.

The hamstrings are often a nagging problem area for athletes. Prevention of hamstring injuries is best.

1. Start by placing a bar or stick handle across your shoulders.

2. Standing on one leg, bend forward keeping your back flat and your leg on the ground straight. This should be a controlled, smooth movement (no bouncing).

3. Maintaining your balance, return to the starting position and repeat for the desired repetitions.

4. Repeat with the other leg.

You can strengthen your hamstrings with this exercise by increasing the weight on the bar.

Try this stretch/strength exercise the next time you workout!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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1 comment:

  1. You can make it a daily habit around the house too. For example, sometimes I stand when watching one of my favorite programs on T.V. rather than sitting as it engages more muscles. Or do push ups or crunches at every commercial.
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