hyperextension

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  • (exercise): hyper (colloquial)

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hyper- +‎ extension

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hyperextension (plural hyperextensions)

  1. the extension of a joint beyond its normal range; the condition of being hyperextended.
  2. an exercise performed by lying on the stomach, ideally inclined upwards as on a Roman chair to reach a higher range of motion, and raising and lowering the upper torso.

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