The Inventor of the Leg Raise Hyper Extension Exercise / Reverse Hyperextension Exercise tony@silaathletic.com

The Truth & History Of The Reverse Hyper Extension


"My name is George, and I have been suffering from back pain for quite some time. Fortunately I met Tony through a friend, bought his DVD and then started back exercise programs on the DVD. Since then I have noticed a lot of improvement, and I would recommend Tony's expertise to anyone because his method really work."

-George Kofi-Debra,
Security/Concierge, Eureka Security Co.

"I am currently attending college on a football scholarship. With the new levels of intensity that come with playing ball at this level I find the Reverse Hypers to be an integral part of my training."

-Tyson Woollard,
College Football Player.

Lower Back Conditioning Video Program

Conditioning The Lower Back Using Reverse Hyper-Extensions - Legs Only

Conditioning is the preparatory phase that must precede any strengthening program. Just because your back is pain free does not obviate the need to condition it before beginning to strengthen it. Consider an average person with a healthy back. What degree of strength do you think such a person has in the muscles of their lumbar region? Clearly their muscular development in this area should be proportional to the muscular demands made by their activities. Such muscles should be strong enough to facilitate bending and the infrequent lifting of light to moderately heavy objects up from the floor. However, any progressive weight-assisted and repetitive exercising of these muscles will quickly overwhelm the body's ability to recover from one workout to another and progress will soon stall – the muscles are simply not ready for such a regimen. If a person persists past this point some form of back injury will undoubtedly occur. This is where conditioning comes in. Through conditioning the lumbar muscles are tasked with the lifting of a weight that is well within their capability to lift and this weight is kept constant as it is the weight of the exerciser's legs. Over time the repetitions per set are gradually increased but the number of sets pretty much remain the same. This allows for a gradual build-up of muscle without increasing the force on the lower back. Strengthening is therefore safely achieved over time by a progressive increase in volume using a constant force. If, after several weeks of conditioning, a strengthening program is then started, the build-up in volume from the conditioning program will allow for a progressive increase in force on the lower back by reducing the volume. Thus progressive weight-assisted exercising can now be safely accomplished by trading off volume for intensity. This methodology is the only safe way to build a foundation of strength that will allow a person to transition to strength training should they so desire.

Example Program – General Conditioning using the Reverse Hyper-Extension exercise – using legs only. Exercises are done three times per week; for example, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Week Monday Wednesday Saturday
1 3 sets of 40 reps 3 sets of 40 reps 3 sets of 60 reps
2 3 sets of 40 reps 3 sets of 40 reps 2 sets of 70 reps
3 3 sets of 40 reps 3 sets of 40 reps 2 sets of 80 reps
4 3 sets of 50 reps 3 sets of 50 reps 2 sets of 90 reps
5 3 sets of 50 reps 3 sets of 50 reps 1 sets of 110 reps
6 3 sets of 50 reps 3 sets of 50 reps 1 sets of 130 reps

In general, make sure the repetitions performed on Mondays and Wednesdays are lower than on Saturdays. You can increase the repetitions once per week and gradually shorten the rest between the sets. This will allow for faster progress and you will experience a great pump in your lower back, buttocks and hamstrings. This example is only one of several different approaches to conditioning. Each individual can adjust their repetition scheme to reflect their fitness level.

My Guarantee To You

Tony DolezelFolks, in my 1-hour DVD video, "COMPLETE LOW BACK CARE", I demonstrate a step-by-step program that covers all the essential information necessary for recovery, strengthening, and maintaining the lower back. The knowledge contained in this video I came by the hard way. I went through hell with my lower back but I never gave up on it and in the process I discovered methods whereby almost all back problems can be overcome. I say almost all problems because no methodology in the world can fix a back that needs to be surgically repaired. However, my program requires effort and the ability to deal with moderate discomfort for short periods of time. I know that there are some people who despite being suitable candidates for my program, will simply not be able to muster the effort to see my program through. This is unfortunate, but for all those others I cannot urge you strongly enough to begin my program. I stand behind my methods and I guarantee that you will get the results you desire if you follow them. I assure you, my sole motivation is a desire to help people. I have all this knowledge bottled up inside me and it makes me feel good when I can get it out and help people lead pain-free lives and achieve their athletic goals.

"FOLKS, IT WORKS!" -Tony Dolezel