Back Extension: Muscles Worked & Technique

Back Extension exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Back Extensions

Muscles worked in back extensions

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Back Extensions

  1. 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.
  2. Lean forward as far as you can by hinging in your hips.
  3. Reverse the movement with control and return to the starting position.


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

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