Exercise Help & Tips: Back Extension Close
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Exercise Animations
Starting Position
Lie facedown, legs hip-distance apart and extended straight, arms at sides with palms facing down, head and neck in a neutral position.

EXHALE: Lift the upper body (chest, shoulders) off of the ground, ''crunching'' towards the hips.

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. There should be no movement from your hips to your toes. If you feel discomfort in the lower back, widen the distance between the legs and/or decrease how high you lift.

Muscles Worked: Lower back