Back Extension


  • Adjust a back extension bench and get into position. Hold a weight plate against your chest or a barbell across your shoulders if you want to use additional weight.
  • Lean forward as far as you can by hinging in your hips.
  • Reverse the movement with control and return to the starting position.


This exercise can be performed with our without extra weight, such as a barbell or a weight plate.

Muscles Worked


  • Glutes
  • Lower Back


  • Hamstrings

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