Sasquatch and Miserere,
Thanks for all your input and time. Because of your detailed description of how to do them, and how to watch for your lower back, I think I will be giving these a try. I have been doing hyperextensions and Good mornings for the past 6 months in order to strenghten my lower back.
They KILlED when I first started them. I thought I had put out my back, but I sat down for about 10 miniutes and the pain went away. Since starting these, my lower back has only gone out once, and my recovery was incredibly quick.... I was doing deadlifts three days later (after a trip to the Chiro and some serious icing).
BTW Miserere, I know what you mean about getting hooked on a lift. I used to be scared that deadlifts would wreck my back, but after getting lots of advice and reading lots of articles here, I gave it a try. One of my favorites now!
Anyway, it is one of those compound exercises that seems like it works on a lot of muscles at once. Also, Working out at home all them time with limited equipment it is an easy exercise to add to my routine without having to buy something else.
Of course, if like rainkjack all I get is pain.... I'll just have to find something else :)