BACK EXTENSION ON STABILITY BALL - HANDS BEHIND HEAD

MUSCLE GROUPS: Back, Back and Neck, Hamstring

DIFFICULT LEVEL: Intermediate  MODALITY: Stability

BENEFITS: Total body extension strength and stability, with empasis to the posterior scapular muscles vital to optimal posture

PREPERATION: Drape the body over the ball in a prone position with the spine flexed

MOVEMENT: Stabilize the neck and pelvis as you extend the spine. Imagine there is a ball tucked under the chin and don`t drop it. Slightly press the pelvis unto the ball and don`t move it. Think of straightening your spine instead of lifting up off the ball. For a more difficult exercise - extend arms