Back Extension Part 2 May 2 2013
Take 20 minutes, after warm-up, to establish a new 1 rep max backsquat.
No set # of attempts in 20 minutes BUT it is a hard 20 minute cut-off.
Back Extension Part 2
Yesterday we detailed the back extension. Today we add a video. Be sure to read through the information from yesterday’s post in regard to set-up and execution of the lift.
In the above video, Nicole performs two reps of a back extension. A few things to note:
- Athlete tucks the chin to the neck and rolls down, one vertebrae at a time
- The range of motion of this movement is small compared to the hip extension and the GHD sit-up
- The movement should be done slow and controlled, especially when first learning
- Athletes should be able to perform 25 repetitions in a row, smooth and controlled