Back extension exercises are back strengthening exercises that are very important in counter balancing the many forward bending exercises we do in Pilates. Additionally, the constant forward bending and computer slouching of our daily lives create weak backs that lead to back pain. Everyone needs to know a few back extension exercises they can use to strengthen their back muscles, prevent back pain, and promote uniform muscular development front to back.Back extension is a strength training exercise. It is done for strengthening lower back muscles.
Using equipment, it can be done by lowering the body from a stand and raising back using the roman chair, or using a back extension machine where body pushes a weight backwards.
Without using equipment, it is done by lying face-down on the floor, and lifting the torso and arms together up off the floor. This is also called hyperextension.