The Goodmorning Exercise

The goodmorning exercise is one of those exercises that require the individual to be able to hip hinge.  This is the same as the romanian deadlift and deadlift movement patterns.  In the goodmorning exercise the barbell is placed on ones shoulder and the individual needs to focus on a posterior shift of their hips and maintaining a neutral spinal position. It is a great exercise for those wanting to develop strength through their lower back, gluteals and hamstrings.  For beginners we will often start with body weight hinging patterns and the osteopath may use a variety of strategies to teach the individual to perform this correctly.  Once this develops we may progress to some powerband goodmornings and then to a weight.

In the video below we have osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating a goodmorning exercise with barbell.

If you would like to find out more about adding hip hinging patterned exercises to your training program and are wanting to develop posterior chain strength, then be sure to touch base with one of the osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy.


Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.