Alternative to Goodmornings?

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  1. spdrcr

    spdrcr OT Supporter

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    Is a weighted back extension an acceptable alternative to goodmornings?

    I'm concerned with the potential for injury doing goodmornings if form begins to wane.
     
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    Use weight that you can handle until your learn correct form then?
     
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    just browse youtube...
     
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    Pull throughs, RDL's

    Honestly though, GM's are a good movement, so its worth spending the time to understanding what muscles your supposed to fire when, and how to do the movement properly
     
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    45 backraises = really strict goodmornings, and are probably a much betetr alternative for 99% of the population of this forum!

    If I had a 45 back raise, I would probably never do a goodmorning ever again.
     
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    Why do you say that?

    I thought you were supposed to keep your knees bent in a GM, where as they are straight on a 45backraise... which obviously helps a GM hit your hamstrings better
     
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    You can't really cheat on a 45 degree back raise
     
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    You have obviously never tried keeping your legs straight on a GM, it hits the hammies hard.
     
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    No I haven't... I thought it was supposed to have a bent leg?
     
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    It depends on what you are tryign to do.
     
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    plus, doesn't really make much sense to me to do good mornings if you aren't powerlifting
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    RDL's are easier to do than GM's IMO
     
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    ya but goodmornings are the new cool :cool:
     
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    i want a 500 bench, 600+ sq/dl.

    i know it will take years... but every time my knee fucks up, i give it the middle finger, along with everyone who tells me to quit, and push my goals that much higher.
     
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    what has happened to your knee and do gm's hurt it?
     
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    i've posted it like a million times, but essentially i had a chronically dislocating kneecap and i had to have surgery to repair it... i now have 3 screws in there holding the alignment right... and yes, everything with weight on it currently hurts it. everything.
     
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