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Back Exercises: Back Extension with Elbow Press

Man lying on stomach on floor. Upper body is off floor, supported on elbows and forearms.

To start, lie face down on your stomach, feet slightly apart, forehead on the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position.

  • Press up on your forearms. Keep your abdomen and hips on the floor. Stay within your painfree range.

  • Hold for 20 seconds. Lower slowly.

  • Repeat 2 times.

  • Return to starting position.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 7/28/2013
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