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How should I do hyperextensions?

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I would appreciate some help on how to perform hyperextensions properly. Most people I ask say that the back should be bent and then rolled upp, but after looking up hyperextensions on exrx.net I found this link:

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/ErectorSpinae/WtHyperextension.html

As you can see, the person there performs it with a straight back. I personally like the exrx variant the most but I've heard people say you can get injured that way. Anyone have an opinion?
 
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mhm, my advice is this.

skip the hyperextensions and do deadlifts instead:2:
 
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mhm, my advice is this.

skip the hyperextensions and do deadlifts instead:2:

That's some good advice there, thanks, but I do quite a bit of bike riding so I like to keep the legs fresh :) Now, about those hyperextensions...
 
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the exercise like you discribed will mostly work your hams. If you do a back extension while immobilize your pelvis than you will work your back. Imo Goodmornings, RDL or deadlifts are better choices
 
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hyperextensions are incorrectly named. They shouldn't hyperextend the spine.

They should also be performed so that you have a posterior chain contraction, so neutral spine is the way to go.
 
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hyperextensions are incorrectly named. They shouldn't hyperextend the spine.

They should also be performed so that you have a posterior chain contraction, so neutral spine is the way to go.

Ok, uhm... "neutral spine", is that with a straight back as in the link i posted? :dunnodude:

EDIT: Nevermind, I should've known what it meant :keke:
 
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straight back n try n bend knees slightly so takes stress off the hams
 

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