Summary

The Sandbag Back Hold Good Morning increases the perceived load of the implement by placing it high and directly on the structure of the body.  This drill will place a high demand on hamstrings to lengthen under load and is sure to provide a bit of soreness the next day with the appropriate load.

Exercise Steps

Step 1: Stand with your feet hip width apart with a slight bend at your knee, place a moderately loaded sandbag on high on your shoulders

Step 2: Keeping your back neutral to slightly extended, pull your hips back as you fold forward. Stop with your chest above parallel with the floor.

Step 3: Maintaining a strong core, return back to a standing position.

Tips & Safety: Pull yourself into the lowered position slowly with the intention of feeling the hamstrings load rather than folding forward with your shoulders.