University Recreation


Stability Ball Back Extensions

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Low Back
Secondary Muscles: Glutes, Abdominals
Body Area: Back
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight, Accessories Accessories
Equipment: Stability Ball

Stability Ball Back Extensions Stability Ball Back Extensions

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lie on stability ball with ball positioned at navel with legs and arms extended, hands and feet touching floor
  • Slowly and in a controlled motion, lift hands off of floor and raise torso as far as possible while keeping your back FLAT
  • When extended fully, pause, and return slowly to starting position
  • Be sure to keep back flat and balance body with legs
  • Feet should not leave floor during this exercise


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