How to do the Back Extensions
Place yourself face down on a hyperextension bench with your feet hooked under the rear pads. Place your hand across your chest and bend at the waist until your upper body is perpendicular to the floor. Slowly raise your upper body until it is parallel with the floor. To make this exercise harder, hold a weighted plate in your hands
Spotting is not necessary, but can be used.
These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.
- PRIMARY: Erector Spinae
- Lower Back
- Upper Body
Averages for MyFit UsersThe table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.
|Average Weight Lifted||Average Reps||One Rep Max Average|
|16 lbs||13.6||31.1 lbs|
What is a good starting weight?
Based on an average weight lifted of 16 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:
Workouts Plans with Back Extensions
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