Back extension

The back extension is an exercise used to build lower back strength that also targets the hamstrings and glutes. It is often performed on a 45-degree bench with the feet anchored. Unweighted back extensions are often performed for high reps, such as 15-20 reps or more, but the movement can also be performed with added weight in lower rep ranges, such as 8-12 reps per set.

Benefits

  1. Builds size and strength in the hamstrings and glutes
  2. Increases lower back strength and muscular endurance
  3. Can be progressed by holding weights or adding band resistance
  4. Effective posterior chain training without loading the spine, unlike a deadlift or squat
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