Press-up back extensions

  • Lie on your stomach, with your face down. Keep your elbows tucked into your sides under your shoulders.
  • Press your elbows down into the floor to raise your upper back.
    • As you do this, relax your stomach muscles and allow your back to arch without using your back muscles.
    • Let your low back relax completely as you arch up. Don't let your hips or pelvis come off the floor.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Then relax, and return to the start position.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

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