Incline Rear-Leg Extension

The incline rear-leg extension builds strength and coordination through the hips. Each leg is trained individually so muscular balance is achieved on both sides.


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    Get in downward dog position by placing your hands on the ground roughly three feet in front of your toes. Keep your hips up and brace your abs. Form a straight line from your feet to your hips and from your hips to your shoulders.
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    Lift one leg back and up, reaching the heel toward the sky. Squeeze your glutes. Return the leg to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Focus on squeezing your glutes at the top of each rep.
  • Keep your upper body square and avoid rotating side to side during the exercise.
  • Avoid hyperextending your lower back at the top of the movement.