PILATES makes me feel alive. 🔥The intention and focus behind each movement to create precision and control. I’m addicted. It’s been a busy few weeks so here’s another pic from when I was in San Diego 😜 #fullbodyintegration#pilateslover#focus
Back Extensions! Probably one of the most basic and effective back exercises I personally love doing. You can also do this exercise with a weight plate or dumbbell for added resistance. I wanted to show how easy this is to do at the gym. It is still very effective if you chose to not add weight.
Benefits I’ve personally seen as a result of incorporating this into my strength training are: 1️⃣My lower back is more defined 2️⃣ I’m so much more stronger when I need to use my lower back for ST 3️⃣ My posture is SO much better 4️⃣ If you’re like me, once you’ve had an epidural, your back is never the same. This exercise has helped me so much with just that. Everyday I would have pain - then I started doing this, and my pain as decreased a lot.
Ultimately, it’s good for your back overall. Helps protect your spine from injury, AND squeezing the booty when you come up works the glutes 😉 #backworkout#backexercises#backextension
Back extensions 😍
Don't leave your low back out of your core strengthening routine! EIGHT out of every TEN people can expect to experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.
One of the primary muscle groups the back extension works is the erector spinae, a set of three parallel muscles: the iliocostalis, longissimus and spinalis. These muscles run the entire length of the spine, from the sacrum to the base of the neck. Their functions include extending and laterally flexing the vertebral column and helping to maintain optimal posture of the spine during exercise.
Back extensions are not safe for all individuals; there are important things to consider before performing the exercise.
Can y'all tell I love this thing?? Best $90 I've ever spent.
Here's a back extension variation that'll work your glutes, lower back, hamstrings, and obliques. Squeeze your butt and keep your body parallel to the ground, then bend to each side for 15-20 reps.
Next time I'll try this with my arms extended (holding a PVC pipe) or holding onto a weight. Try it out and lemme know what you think!