Bad Exercise? Superman Vs Roman Chair For Back Extension Work

Bad Exercise? Superman Vs Roman Chair For Back Extension Work

This exercise is seen FAR TOO COMMONLY at the gym. The extreme lumbar spine #hyperextension, as well as the commonly associated cervical spine extension, is absolutely horrible for your back! Unless youโ€™re a #gymnast or dancer, I cant think of any other athlete that would possibly need to be in this hyperextended position on a functional basis. There are SO MANY OTHER WAYS to develop posterior chain strength, or even more specifically, back extensor strength. During any posterior chain exercise, you MUST MAINTAIN A NEUTRAL SPINEโ€ฆDO NOT HYPEREXTEND AT THE BACK! Shown at the end of the video is a much safer variation to develop the posterior chain/back extensors. Personally, I believe holding an isometric back extension is so much safer than a dynamic back extension movement. Our core (ie our back) is meant to stabilize our spine, not move it. So why train our back extensors in a dynamic way?
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