Exercise of the Week: Back Hyperextensions

Exercise of the Week:  Back Hyperextensions

Coach Kristie demonstrates this week’s Exercise of the Week:  Back Hyperextensions

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Having a strong lower back and core muscles will aid in the prevention of back pain and injury.  As your muscles get stronger, they are able to offer more support to your spine, which improves your posture, running form, and relieves pain.

In the starting position, the body is face down, arms in the shape of a goal post.   Activate core muscles and lower back to lift the upper body and hold for a count of 2-5, then return to starting position.  That is one repetition.  The neck and shoulders should be relaxed, lower back and core muscles should be doing the lifting.

Work up to 4 sets of 20 reps.

Please feel to ask anyone on our coaching staff if you have any questions about this exercise of the week.

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