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Leg Lowers - Single leg

A variation on the list of lumbar anti-extension exercises is the Single Leg Lowers. A favourite of ours to disadvantage the upper abdominals by holding the hands weaved above your head which allows the lower abdominals to take the lead in keeping the back flat against the floor. This key point must be maintained throughout the exercise to keep the work in the abdominals muscles and the stress away from the lumbar facet joints which can occur if you allow the back to raise off the floor or become uncontrolled within the exercise.

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