Follow along with Andrew Dettelbach for some quick tips on how to properly perform MonkeyFeet reverse hypers. Please use a weight that is most comfortable for you.
Reverse hypers are a classic way to build strength in the lower back. If you don't have a reverse hyper machine, use a nice heavy bench. I like to sit with my pelvis right off the edge here, or at least my hip crease right on the edge. I hold onto the bench all the way at the top, again I have a pretty heavy bench here. Then I'm going to, with just one Monkeyfoot, if you have two good for you, I'm going to reach the legs long, and then I’m going to activate the lower back, bringing up the legs fast, and then coming back down slowly. Exhaling on the lift, inhaling on the lower, going slow on the lower, and making sure you are using little to no weight to start until you get comfortable with the motion, then you can start to add some weight. But this is a really great exercise for the lower back. If you are experiencing a lot of lower back pain right now, then it may not be the best thing, give it a try, see how you feel, if it feels great keep doing it!