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Back Exercises: Back Extension with Elbow Press

October 06, 2017

Back Exercises: Back Extension with Elbow Press

Woman lying on stomach with upper body lifted up resting on forearms.

To start, lie face down on your stomach, feet slightly apart, forehead on the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position.

  • Press up on your forearms. Keep your stomach and hips on the floor. Stay within your painfree range.

  • Hold for 20 seconds. Lower slowly.

  • Repeat 2 times.

  • Return to starting position.

Updated:  

October 06, 2017

Sources:  

Physical Activity and Exercise in Older Adults. UpToDate

Reviewed By:  

Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT,Joseph, Thomas N., MD