Kneeling Leg Extensions are a beginners core exercise that develops strength in the erector spinae muscle whilst teaching coordination of the Glutes and Abdominal muslces. Once you feel comfortable with this exercise progress to the full superman whilst incorporating hamstring curls and single leg glute raises. From here you should be ready for more complex movements
This exercise in a starting point for those who may have weakened and lengthened muscles in the lower back due to excess sitting. It also teaches functional movement patterns between the glutes and abdominals which are important in walking and running.
Technique Tips - Kneeling Leg Extensions
Extend back leg and straighten knee
Squeeze Glutes in the extension phase
Contract Abdominal muscles to ensure your lower back does not arch as you push leg backward