Back Exercises: Back Extension with Elbow Press
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Back Exercises: Back Extension with Elbow Press

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 pain-free range.

  • Hold for  15 to 30 seconds. Lower slowly.

  • Repeat  2 times.

  • Return to starting position.

Stop the exercise if it causes pain. Discuss it with your physical therapist or healthcare provider.

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

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2021
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