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Hyper Extensions: Platform, Weighted

from Allen Elliott

Adjust foot & upper pads based on height. Lie face down on a hyper-extension bench, tucking your ankles securely under the footpads. With your body straight and holding the weight, inhale, start bending forward slowly at the waist until you feel a nice stretch in your hamstrings w/o rounding out your back. Exhale, slowly raising your torso back to the starting position. Repeat this movement for all reps then dismount bench.
Helpful tips and Tricks
Keep your head up and your back, hips & chest in proper alignment. Breathe in on the way down. Breathe out on the way up. Do not swing your torso.
Target Muscles
None required