Exercise Help & Tips: Back Extension Close
stretching Core Exercises Upper Body Exercises Lower Body Exercises
Exercise Animations
Starting Position
Lie facedown, legs together and extended straight, arms bent with hands behind neck, head and neck in a neutral position.

Action
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