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Reverse Hyperextension

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Hamstrings Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes Equipment: Machine Mechanics Type: N/A Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Pull
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Reverse Hyperextension Guide

Main Muscle: Hamstrings

  1. Place your feet between the pads after loading an appropriate weight. Lay on the top pad, allowing your hips to hang off the back, while grasping the handles to hold your position.
  2. To begin the movement, flex the hips, pulling the legs forward.
  3. Reverse the motion by extending the hips, kicking the leg back. It is very important not to over-extend the hip on this movement, stopping short of your full range of motion.
  4. Return by again flexing the hip, pulling the carriage forward as far as you can.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

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Nov 9, 2015 7:54 PM: I think the exercise looks like a good one, but my gym does not have this equipment. Suggestions????

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Aug 6, 2014 12:05 PM: What would be an alternative to this machine/exercise?

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