This easy to perform, but rather strong exercise will aim to develop strength in your lower back and mid back, while encouraging control of your abdominal muscles as they work in an eccentric manner.

Do not overdo this exercise. Come up slightly from the floor and hold briefly, you will feel the muscles working in your lower and middle back.  Aim to keep your feet close to the floor and use your buttock muscles to control your torso movements.

If you consider this as a ‘reverse sit-up’ then the exercise is easier to perform.  Also don’t extend your neck – we don’t want to injure that area of your spine.  Imagine a rod running from your low back to the base of your skull and pivot from your low back.  Enjoy Dr. David Salisbury’s demonstration of the lumbar extension, but it only helps if you give it a go daily.  Contact us if necessary.