Many of us are usually focusing our attention on getting the perfect set of abs or toning up our arms, but don’t forget about your back! Having a strong back is just another way to get your physique in tiptop shape.
Building a strong back will also help you maintain proper posture, which impacts everything from your energy level to your ability to how slim you actually look. Add these back-loving exercises into your routine to start seeing some results:
Pull Ups – Ah, similar to our love/hate relationship with burpees, pull-ups can be difficult and frustratingly annoying. But this exercise is crazy good for a strong back. Whether you’re attempting the regular or assisted pull-up, this move will help you achieve that ‘V’ shape look that we’re all gunning for.
Good Mornings – This move is not only good for your back; it will also target your glutes and hamstrings as well. Start by holding a plate weight in front of your body, then lean forward until your body is at a 90-degree angle with your hips. Pause for a second then bring yourself back up and repeat.
Bent Over Single Arm Rows – This move is ideal to work each arm individually–which will help ensure muscle balance—and targets your lower back. Kneeling over the side of a workout bench, pick up your dumbbell from the floor and lift straight up until it hits your ribs. Lower your arm back down and repeat.