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

  • 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 or without extra weight, such as a barbell or a weight plate.

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