Loading the extensors of the back can be quite fear inducing for many people as it is difficult for them to dissociate exercise related tightness or stiffness with pain or discomfort, especially in those that have had a history of back pain. The Back Extension Hold on the Smith machine is an exercise that does require respect as it does place a lot of work into these structures, so to ensure no issues are caused a base level of strength and capacity should be established.
Back Extension Hold - Smith Machine
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