Toward a better prescription of the prone back extension exercise to strengthen the back muscles.

@article{Plamondon1999TowardAB,
  title={Toward a better prescription of the prone back extension exercise to strengthen the back muscles.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Plamondon and Carla Marceau and S Stainton and Pierre Desjardins},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={226-32}
}
This study investigated the level of resistance and the level of muscle activation of the prone back exercise. Fifteen male subjects with no previous history of low back injury performed two repetitions of seven exercises. These consisted of four maximal isometric voluntary contractions (MVC) and three prone back extension (PBE) exercises. The subject was lying prone on a table, the upper body was suspended off the end of the table and the legs and thighs were secured to the table with straps… CONTINUE READING