Swiss Ball Back Extension

The Swiss ball back extension builds strength and stability in the lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. Performing the exercise on a Swiss ball will actively engage the core and improve balance.


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    Lie facedown on a Swiss ball with your feet against a bench or wall. Place your hands behind your head.
  2. Swiss Ball Back Extension
    Lift your torso upward by flexing your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back until your back forms a straight line. Pause for one second, then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not hyperextend your lower back at the lockout position.
  • Do not hyperextend your neck.
  • Make sure you pause at the top of the repetition.