Floor Back Extension: Muscles Worked & Technique

Floor Back Extension exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Floor Back Extensions

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Floor Back Extensions

  • Lie on the ground, with your arms in about a 90 degree angle to your sides.
  • Fix your gaze at the ground to keep the neck in a natural position.
  • Lift your upper body by using your lower back. You may pause at the top of the movement, feeling the lower back muscles working.
  • Lower your upper body in a slow and controlled motion.
  • Repeat for reps.


Floor back extensions is a great exercise to do at home, since it does not require any equipment. It could also serve as a warmup exercise if you want to activate your lower back.

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