by PJ Nestler
We recently visited Coach PJ Nestler and were able to shadow one of his sessions. One of the drills that caught our eye, was the Banded Zercher Good Mornings. Pj uses this drill to develop the posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes and back) of his athletes.
Benefits of the Banded Zercher Good Morning
- The Zercher Position (band in the crooks of the arms) allows us to challenge the posture and torso of the athlete.
- The bands provide a unique resistance, that challenges the athlete the most, in their strongest position.
- Using a band instead of the barbell is much easier on the shoulders.
Set up and Performing the Banded Zercher Good Morning
- Keep the Arms pulled Into the Chest, Shoulder Blades Back.
- Drive the Belt Buckle Foward, Stand Up Tall and Clinch the Glutes at the Top.
- Don’t Let the Shoulders Round at Any Point
- Do NOT Over-Extend and Arch the Low Back at the Top of the Movement.
Coach PJ is a sports performance professional with an unparalleled passion to be the best, in order to have the greatest impact on those he services. During his 10 year career he has worked with athletes in many capacities ranging from coaching high school football, NCAA Division 1 Strength & Conditioning, to his current role as Director of multiple high performance training centers in Southern California.
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