Primary Muscle Group(s): Back, Gluteus Maximus (Butt), Hamstrings
Secondary Muscle Group(s): Calves
1. Place your legs and hips downwards on the apparatus with your body turned around facing the floor.
2. Your upper body should be free to rise up and down. Either place your hands behind your head or in front of your body in a crossed position.
3. Lower the trunk of your body towards the floor.
4. Rise until your body is in a straight line. Lower and repeat.
The hyperextension is a great exercise for strengthening and developing the lower back.
The primary muscle groups involved are the lower back, butt (gluteal), and hamstrings. The secondary muscles are the calves and to some extent the abs.
This exercise can be tricky to perform at first so you may want to take it easy for the first couple of sessions in order to get used to this exercise.
You’ll need access to a hyperextension apparatus in order to do this movement.
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