Good Morning Squat

Good Morning Squat


This exercise involves performing a squat while saying "Good Morning" at the bottom of the movement. It can be used as a warm-up or as a way to improve squat form and control.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Good Morning Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing slightly outward.
  2. Place your hands on your hips or extend them straight out in front of you.
  3. Engage your core and keep your chest lifted as you lower your hips down and back as if you were sitting in a chair.
  4. Lower until your thighs are parallel to the ground or as low as you can comfortably go.
  5. Push through your heels to stand back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Good Morning Squat Form & Visual

Good Morning Squat

Good Morning Squat Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower body muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Increases core strength and stability
  • Can help improve posture
  • May improve overall athletic performance
  • Can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty
  • Can be done with or without weights
  • May help with weight loss and body composition changes

Good Morning Squat Muscles Worked

  • Erector Spinae
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Abdominals

Good Morning Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Good Morning Squat
  • Good Morning Deadlift
  • Good Morning Romanian Deadlift
  • Good Morning Barbell Row
  • Good Morning Single Leg Deadlift
  • Good Morning Kettlebell Swing
  • Good Morning Reverse Lunge
  • Good Morning Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Good Morning Box Squat
  • Good Morning Front Squat