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Exercise Demonstrations

Back Extension with Ball

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Back Extension with Ball Exercise

Starting Position

Begin very close to a wall, facing away from it. Pull the ball into your legs as close to your body as possible. Keep your toes firmly on the ground and the soles of your feet flat on the wall behind you. Straighten legs so that weight is evenly distributed between your feet (at the wall) and the ball. Adjust the ball if necessary so that it is under your hips. Place your hands behind your ears or across your chest.

Action

EXHALE: Extend from your hips- Bringing your torso upward toward the wall as high as possible. Hold for 1-3 counts.

INHALE: Slowly return to starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

Make sure your feet are flat on the wall and that your weight is pressed into them for stability.

Muscles Worked: Lower back