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GHD Hip & Back Extension

The best thing about CrossFit is that it is a strength and conditioning program that creates a wide variety of functional exercises.  The back extension strengthens the posterior chain muscles including the glutes, hamstrings and lower back.  The hip extension builds the basic muscular control strength needed to making a neutral-spine position while the hip is in motion.

If you do not have a Roman chair or a back extension machine, Good Mornings and Supermans are appropriate substitutions according to CrossFit.com.

Good Mornings Tutorial: 

Superman Tutorial:

In a Back extension, only the back is extending, the hips are trapped and neutral.

In a Hip extension, the back stays rigid and flat while just the hips rotate.

There is also something called a Hip/Back Extension that is a combination of both.

Check out the videos below to learn the proper forms for both exercises:

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