Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm Bringing "Sexy Back" and this exercise is how I did it

I don't normally expose this much flesh but today is a special occasion. The reason why I'm being a little less modest than usual is because I wanted to share with you the progress I've made with my lower back.  Yes. My lower back.  You see, it all started when I learned of an exercise that had the potential to develop the lower back in a way that promoted the natural "S" shape of our silhouettes.

 (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?


 
  1. I'm thinking I'm gonna try this in the AM. I definitely need to work on my core and my lower back... Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Tiffany definitely works the waist. When I first started doing her workouts I was sore all the way around my torso.

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  3. I really enjoy your inspiring fitness posts. I'm going to try this video this evening. Definitely trying to tone up my waist.

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  4. I am SOOOO in! Making the hubby get a portion of the lower level READY for me as I type. It's going down!!!! Thanks for the info... she is fabulous!

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  5. I am in! No matter what good shape I am in, my lower back always need working. And this little dance video is giving me all the (fitness) life right now! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for this post, I will try out the exercises.

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  7. Thanks for this post! It turned me on to Tiffany Rothe and her workouts and now im addicted! I've started using a day after you made this post and I lost 1 to 2 inches all over my body! I'm beginning see the curve you spoke of it the article. I Love your blog keep giving us great information!

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  8. @ Sabrina- I'm so glad you are enjoying her workouts. Some of them are pretty tough but really effective. Oh, and congrats on your toning. Feels good don't it?

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