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Exercise Demonstrations

Back Extension

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Back Extension Exercise

Starting Position

Lie facedown, legs together and extended straight, arms bent with hands behind neck, head and neck in a neutral position.


EXHALE: Lift the upper body (chest, shoulders) off of the ground, "crunching" towards the hips. Hold for 1-2 counts at highest position.

INHALE: Slowly lower with control to start to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

This is a very small movement-- don't move further than you can naturally and easily. Keep legs squeezed together, hips on floor. There should be no movement from your hips to your toes.

Muscles Worked: Lower back