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Back Extension Alternative

Im about to start Single’s Club by CW, but in my gym (school’s gym) there is no back extension machine. Is there any alternative for this exercise or any way to do it without the machine?
Thanks

I can’t compare the back hyperextenstion to the following exercise due to lack of equipment, but here goes anyway.
Whenever I want to train my lower back, what I do, is lie face down with my upper body on a horizontal surface, and lift my legs, as to make a straight line with my body.
I’m sure there’s a name for this, but I can’t quite remember it.
Hope that helps

[quote]kligor wrote:
I can’t compare the back hyperextenstion to the following exercise due to lack of equipment, but here goes anyway.
Whenever I want to train my lower back, what I do, is lie face down with my upper body on a horizontal surface, and lift my legs, as to make a straight line with my body.
I’m sure there’s a name for this, but I can’t quite remember it.
Hope that helps[/quote]

Reverse hyperextension.

I’m interested in this as well. Somebody help us out. Would good mornings be ok as a substitute? Keep in mind that we have to do singles with this exercise with a 3RM.

Also, if no alternative is available, what is a good way to add resistance to regualr back extensions. My main problem is I need more than 45lbs. of resistance, but I don’t know the best way to add more. Am I doing these wrong somehow? I’m not a big guy(yet), so I would think there must be a way to add enough resistance, or it wouldn’t be in the program.

Thanks Fellas

Ok, I’m a tool. I should’ve searched before I opened my mouth.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=455850

Romanian Deadlifts, from the man himself.

I still would like to know about good mornings, if anyone can chime in.

I see no problem with substituting good mornings for back extensions. They are simply harder on the body. One way to add weight to the hyperextension is to simply load up a barbell and throw it on your back. I do this all the time with the 45 degree hyper.

[quote]smallnomore wrote:
I still would like to know about good mornings, if anyone can chime in.[/quote]

I asked CW this question a few weeks ago, as I will be doing the Single’s Club workout once I finish with ABBH.

He recommended not using good mornings because they will put too much stress on the lower back as compared to the back extensions. Due to the heavy squats, you will not want to use good mornings in this program (but he has suggested good mornings as a substitute in some of his other programs).

Definitely stick to the back extensions or Romanian deadlifts. I believe you could also do reverse hyperextensions if you had access to the machine or a bench in which to do them.

…and I wanna say stank you, smelly much…

Thanks boys.