How to Do Floor Back Extension: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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Muscles Worked in Floor Back Extensions

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Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Floor Back Extensions

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


Floor back extensions are 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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