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Hyperextensions on Exercise Ball

Exercise Tips

  • Contract your abdominals the entire time
  • Do not raise your head above the line of your back
  • Focus on balance

Hyperextensions on Exercise Ball

This exercise targets your lower back and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Lower Back


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Exercise Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lower Back

Equipment: Exercise Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Exercise Ball Exercises - Back

Starting Position: Lie facedown with an exercise ball under your lower torso. Spread your legs to shoulder width and put your toes on the ground. Allow your upper torso to hang slightly over the ball and place your hands next to your ears, elbows flared out.

  1. 1 Exhale and slowly lift your upper body off the ball until your back is straight. Make sure your head is in line with your back also.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.