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Steel Club Exercise: Staggered Front Hold Good Morning

Steel Club Exercise: Staggered Front Hold Good Morning

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September 25, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
Category: Fitness


The Steel Club Staggered Good Morning adds two variables to the bodyweight Good Morning drill. First is a staggered stance which biases the load onto one leg. This provides perspective on any asymmetry that is present and increases the load on the planted leg. The second variable is the front hold position of the steel club which requires a push-pull configuration with the arms to steady the implement.

Exercise Steps

Step 1: Stand with your feet hip width apart with a slight bend at your knee, holding a steel club in your mid-line close to your sternum.

Step 2: Keeping your back side fixed, rotate at your hips so as to bring shoulders towards the floor. Stop with your chest above parallel with the floor.

Step 3: Keep the club in a consistent relationship with your body. Maintaining a strong core, return back to a standing position.


John Wolf
John Wolf is Onnit's Chief Fitness Officer, and an expert in unconventional training methods such as kettlebell, steel club, and suspension training. With 15-plus years of experience in the fitness industry, he has worked with rehab clients and athletes of all levels. He moves like Spider Man and can deadlift more than 500 pounds any day of the week.

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