(excuse the goose bumps, it was chilli today).
This exercise is done on a simple machine that I barely paid attention to during my previous visits to the gym. That is, until I heard someone mention that she did these exercises to help create an overall toned waistline and help create that ultra-feminine curve in her lower back. So I said to myself, "what the heck, I'll try it!" Fast forward a few weeks and I can already see a noticeable improvement. Now I'm even more motivated to keep this practice going. Summer bodies are made in the winter. That's why I'm working slowly, yet surely on my physique so there is nothing to be concerned about come summer.
The exercise I'm speaking of is called hyper-extension or back extension and can done on a machine that looks like this. Another option would be to do the extensions on a stability ball. You can even do it with no equipment at all. I read somewhere that doing this would really tone the stubborn lower back area while also working the top of the glutes and the core muscles. Speaking of glutes, I've been putting in work with my squats to tone and lift. This exercise compliments my results beautifully.
It's just an all around great exercise and I'm loving the results. Since I haven't been doing it for that long, the changes I'm noticing are subtle, but believe me, they're real. My next move will be to pair this with the Tiffany Rothe waist workout which is absolutely amazing to trim the lower waist. Her workout also targets my lower back in a wonderful, wonderful way. For those of you interested in crafting magnificent waistlines, here's your chance. Who's up for it?