Back pain is a common ailment and one of the most frequent reasons for visiting a doctor. The lower back, i.e. the area around the lumbar vertebrae in the spine, is usually the source of the problem, as this part of the back is subjected to the greatest strain. Regular back-strengthening exercises on a back extension machine at a gym can make a real difference, helping to prevent and alleviate back pain.
The state-of-the-art back trainer from eGym provides especially effective back training. This piece of professional equipment is also used in health facilities, rehabilitation centers, and physical therapy (UK: physiotherapy) clinics, as it provides a means to safely and gently strengthen the back in an ergonomic and health-promoting way. But our back extension machine, despite the name, does more than just train your back: it’s also great for your toning your legs and buttocks.
Strength and conditioning
All eGym strength training machines have specialized programs that allow you to laser-focus your training to help you achieve your goal. If you have back pain, for example, it is important to start gently and slowly increase the intensity. In weight training, on the other hand, intense exertion is required to achieve maximum muscle growth and increase strength. All programs are based on the results-focused principle of periodization, in which the training method is automatically changed every six training units.
Our fully automatic back extension machine regularly provides new muscle stimuli through personalized training programs. This offers the perfect basis for long-term progress as you train.
Poorly developed back muscles, long periods spent in a seated position, and serious physical strain are all typical reasons why people might develop and experience back problems in the lumbar region. Back trainers such as this back extension machine can be useful to prevent pain, bad posture, biomechanical stress and wear on the spine.
Alternatively, you can train the lower back muscles using a traditional back extension bench or exercises such as deep knee bends. But people who are already suffering from back pain, as well as people who are older or overweight, will often find such exercises difficult. The eGym back extension machine allows everyone to train these important muscles along the spine in a way that is both ergonomic and orthopedically correct.
In contrast to a lot of other strength training equipment, the eGym back trainer also allows for a wide extension of the hips during training. People who sit a lot in their day-to-day lives will find their hips are almost always in a state of flexion, so it is especially important for them to stretch their hips during training.
With a maximum training weight of 125 kg, our back extension machine can also be used in professional weight training.
A back trainer is recommended not only to promote health, fitness, and an upright posture. Bodybuilders are also encouraged to ensure they build sufficient maximum strength in the lower back. Strength athletes in particular, who do a lot of abdominal muscle training, should also train the erector spinae muscles. These are antagonistic to the abdominal muscles and must be trained to avoid muscular imbalances.
The lower back muscles are often not sufficiently used in everyday life, which makes it all the more important to start at an appropriate weight so that you can perform the exercise in a slow and controlled manner.
The eGym back trainer features automatic maximum strength measurement, which the machine then uses to determine the right training weight for you. This minimizes the risk of injury due to excessive strain.
To perform the exercise correctly, you must ensure you are not generating the required force through a swinging motion of the upper body, but rather are consciously using the strength of your lower back muscles. Also be careful not to press your head backwards to avoid overstretching your neck.
You can perform the exercise in two ways: Provided you experience no discomfort, you can curl the spine vertebrae by vertebrae. This focuses your training on the lower back muscles and intensifies your workout. However, if you’re already experiencing lumbar problems, you should do the exercise with a straight back and you should only bend forward in the starting position to the extent that you can keep your lower back straight. This hip-focused variant places more emphasis on your gluteal muscles.
All your training on our fully electronic back trainer is digitally controlled, allowing you to achieve your goals faster and more easily.
The intensity of your training will always be the critical factor that defines your success. The eGym back trainer’s software automatically adapts the underlying training parameters, including the training weight, number of repetitions, and speed to your requirements.
Try out the eGym digital back extension machine in a gym near you. eGym provides the tools you need for a better back – through training that is as healthy as it is effective.