Back Exercise Database -> Hyperextensions - Back Extensions

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Hyperextensions - Back Extensions

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Hyperextensions - Back Extensions

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Back

Detailed Muscle Group : Lower Back

Type : Stretching

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Machine - Strength

Difficulty : Beginner

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Targeted Muscle Group

Back

How To Perform Exercise

This back hyper-extension exercise gives strength to the back and core muscles as well as increases flexibility.

Steps :

1.) Start off by adjusting the hyper-extension bench so that your ankles are tucked under the footpads and thighs are across the top pad as this will be your starting position.

2.) Keeping your arms folded across your chest and your back straight, slowly bend at your waist towards the ground until you feel a stretch in your core and lower back.

3.) Hold for a count and then slowly return back to the starting position.

Tips :

1.) Refrain from arching your back during this exercise.