Primary: Back, Legs (erector spinae, gluteus max., ischiocrurale M.)
Secondary: Shoulder (deltoideus)

This exercise trains the posterior ischiocrural muscles, the buttocks and the lower back. It requires a lot of body tension.

The following figures illustrate the exercise Lower Back Hip Side to Side:

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Suspension Training Exercise For The Lower Back

Starting Position

Both legs are hung up and stretched in the loops either with the heel or with the lower legs, depending on the desired intensity. The lumbar vertebrae area and the buttocks are clearly lifted off the ground. The legs are parallel to each other. The shoulder girdle and the head are placed on the bottom. The arms are placed sidewise next to the body as support. Gluteal ischiocrural and back muscles are tensed.

Final Position

The hip is moved to one side. The legs remain parallel. Arms and body are tensed.

Movement 1

The hip is moved controlled to one side. The power is generated in the back and the arms.

Movement 2

The hip is slowly moved back to the middle.


The more spacious you execute the exercise, the more effective it is. Try to rest 1-2sec in the final position and avoid a swinging.