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Old 04-13-2005, 03:29 AM   #1
Michael Halbfish
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When the WOD prescribes Good Mornings I find that I am able to blast through them as prescribed without much difficulty. However, I find that my legs (mainly hamstrings) get very sore about two days later and it takes me an unusually long time to recover. My legs are still feeling slightly sore and tired from last weeks good mornings.
Do other people have this experience?
Is there anything that I can do to eliminate this soreness or speed recovery?
Do I need to add more good mornings to my warmup?
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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Mike,

I've also found that to be the case - I've got no explanation for it though, or advice on avoiding the phenomenon. Hopefully somebody will....anyone...?
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:09 AM   #3
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Good mornings involve a stretch of the hamstring muscles.Maybe your hamstring flexibility needs work.
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:09 AM   #4
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If you find yourself getting too sore from an exercise, recognize that the weight you used was a little too heavy and lower it next time. Try adding that exercise to your warmup with very light weight and as many reps as feels good. "Functional" training should not leave you incapacitated for days due to DOMS. If it does, you're using too much weight.
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:56 AM   #5
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I had the exact same thing happen to me and it really dug into the deadlifts we did for Diane. I think mostly this has to do with the fact that good mornings come around once in a blue moon.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:03 AM   #6
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Remember that it is the lowering phase that makes you sore. When you do good mornings, especially if you do them fast, you have to reverse a lot of momentum with extremely stretched hams - this is a formula for soreness. To me, good mronings aren't really a great exercise to do ballistic reps with, you might just want to slow down to a smoother pace so the weight isn't moving so fast at the bottom. Also, remember to use your glutes so your hamstrings don't have to go it alone.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:30 AM   #7
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Brian,
I have found with good mornings that if you put a depth target in front of you, a chair, bench, etc., it helps to smooth out the transition. I just barely touch the top of my head to it.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:48 AM   #8
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Frank, that is a great idea, I'll use that especially when helping someone learn the exercise, gets the range of motion and tempo right with one simple trick!
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:05 AM   #9
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My good mornings are usually assisted,
and the hood of a patrol car works great as a depth target. :happy:
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:12 AM   #10
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Perfect timing. I was looking all over the net for a sequence or video for Good Mornings. I have this two inch thick, seven long bar, which weighs exactly 75 lbs. I'm using it for squats and presses. I've started doing Good Mornings and I "think" I'm doing them right. Any suggestion?
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