Single Leg 45° Hyperextension

Single Leg 45° Hyperextension


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull


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.


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.



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


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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