Hyper extensions

Hyper extensions involve the extension of the spine, thus recruiting the hamstrings and lower back muscles during execution.

Any exercise which involves the lower back should be performed in a strict and controlled manner, and a weight should be sued which is not too heavy for the trainer to handle. It would be best for a trainer who is new to this exercise to only perform it with bodyweight, and only start to add resistance once confidence and strength has been gained.

Performing hyper extensions

  • Alter padding settings if needed.
  • Position thighs on large pad, hold onto support handles to help you lean body forward to bring the lower legs up towards the rear pads.
  • Place lower legs and ankles under rear pad.
  • Bend torso over front pad.
  • Fully extend at hip to bring torso up, in a controlled manner.
  • Lower to starting position.
  • Repeat for desired number of repetitions.

Hyper extensions courtesy of Fitness Uncovered - Bodybuilding & Fitness

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