Back Extension Exercise

Back Extension Exercise

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Exercise type: machine
Major muscle trained: erector spinae


Initial Position
• Sit in the machine with your upper back pressed against the pad with your feet on the foot platform or under the ankle pads.
• If there are handles next to the seat, hold them with a closed, pronated grip.
• If there is a seat belt, secure it across your upper thighs just below your hips.

Backward Movement
• Lean backward to extend your torso, but do not arch your back.
• Do not push with your legs; contract your low back muscles to cause the movement.

Forward Movement
• Allow your torso to move forward to the initial position.

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