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Back Extension Exercise

Back Extension

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.

Action 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

Exercise Categories: Beginner Bodyweight Lower Back Core Strength