Horizontal Hip Extensions

Performance Notes

An isolation movement for strengthening key core muscles.

The thighs, not the hips should rest on the bench, with the legs secured by a spotter. Bending at the hips (not the waist) lower the upper body as far down as possible, then contract the glutes to come back up to horizontal. Although this exercise is often mistakenly called a “hyperextension,” it’s neither necessary nor advisable to come above horizontal. For added resistance, hold arms out in front or hold a weight. This can also be performed over a Swiss Ball.