- Hook feet under support and lie supine on incline bench with
hips bent. Hold plate behind neck or clasp hands behind neck
with no weight.
- Flex waist to raise upper torso from bench. Keep low back
on bench and raise torso up as high as possible. Return until
back of shoulders contact padded incline board. Repeat.
- Exercise can be performed without
added weight until more resistance is needed. Elevate incline
to increase resistance. See Arm
Position During Waist Exercises. Certain individuals may
need to keep their neck in neutral position with space between
their chin and sternum. Hip and knee flexors may be involved
as stabilizers if incline is steep and no calf support is used.
Also see intermediate technique.