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This final workout in our 5-Day Core challenge will target the muscle groups that extend the hip and help us keep our trunk and spine upright. Extension is often a motion that we neglect due to the many hours we spend sitting and flexing forward. These muscles are super gravity fighters! The ball is the perfect tool to perform these movements against, since it gets us off the ground. Many times when we attempt trunk extension (back bends) from a prone or face-down position, coming off the floor is impossible due to spinal changes. When we are prone on a ball however the shape of the ball allows for more resisted range of motion and greater comfort. The ball is truly one of the the best places to train extension