Exercise of the Day

 LB1112: Prone Extension  
 Category  Exercise  Rehab Level  Beginner
 Body Part  Low Back  Muscle(s)  transverse abdominus, multifidus, oblique internal/external
 Equipment  No Equipment
 Purpose  Increase low back strength and muscular endurance.  Benefits  Improved stability, functional strength and injury prevention.
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 Instructions
 Starting Position  Movement
Begin lying face down on floor. Bend and position elbows and forearms next to body.
Activate core muscles. Lift upper body off floor so that forearms are supporting body weight. Maintain knee contact with floor. Maintain core contraction. There should be no movement once this positions is attained. Hold for recommended duration. Repeat for prescribed repetitions and sets.