Single Leg 45° Hyperextension

Single Leg 45° Hyperextension

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull

Instructions

Position thighs prone on padding. Hook one heel under platform lip or padded brace. Position other leg just above. Place arms to side, crossed on chest, or behind neck depending on desired intensity.

Execution

Raise upper body until hips and waist are fully extended. Lower body by bending hips and waist until fully flexed. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Comments

Easier

Movement can be made easier by placing arms further down to sides, away from head or performing exercise with both legs.

Harder

Exercise can be made more challenging by placing hands further up on head or beyond head. See Arm Position During Waist Exercises. Exercise can also be performed with additional weight.

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