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Old 11-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
Timothy Spradling
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back extension sub?

hi all -

I'm in the process of putting together a basement gym, but i do not have a back extension machine. is there anything i can do as a sub?
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: back extension sub?

If you have a barbell, you can sub goodmornings for the GHD back extension...
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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sorry - what does ghd mean?
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: back extension sub?

glute-ham developer.

Um, if you have a raised surface or can use some type of raised surface that can support your weight you can put some weights/lock on your feet to allow you to do back hyperextensions and/or you can also find something to hold with your upper body and do reverse hypers with your legs instead of your body.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:02 AM   #5
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Re: back extension sub?

If you've got something to hook your feet on, you can use a stability ball. They're cheap. As a side note, I've found for myself it's harder... on the roman-chair style I could do weighted back extensions all day long, but with the stability ball I find I've only got about 20 unweighted reps in me before I need a break.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:42 PM   #6
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cool, thanks!
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:28 PM   #7
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Re: back extension sub?

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glute-ham developer.

Um, if you have a raised surface or can use some type of raised surface that can support your weight you can put some weights/lock on your feet to allow you to do back hyperextensions and/or you can also find something to hold with your upper body and do reverse hypers with your legs instead of your body.
I don't get it... sorry, can you clarify?

I was thinking about subbing RDL's... thoughts?
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