A strong back is not just a cosmetic requirement, it is essential to performing day to day tasks, prevent injuries and improve your posture. Today, with the help of the expert trainers from the Power World Gyms, we will show you three exercises that will help you strengthen your back muscles.
Target Muscles: Lats, Upper Back, and Traps
Step 1: Stand to the left side of a flat bench with a dumbbell in your left hand with palm facing inwards.
Step 2: Place your right knee and your right hand on top of the bench for support.
Step 3: Pull your abdomen inwards and bend forward from the hips.
Step 4: Pull your right arm up until your elbow is pointing to the ceiling and your upper arm is parallel to the floor.
Step 5: Lower the weight slowly back down.
Step 6: Repeat
Target Muscles: Back, Glutes and Legs
Step 1: Stand facing the barbell such that your shins are not touching the bar.
Step 2: Grab the bar while bending your knees and pushing your hips back. Keep your head and chest up.
Step 3: Straighten your feet and bring your hips forward keeping the barbell close to your body.
Step 4: Bend your knees and push your hips back to come back to the starting position.
Step 5: Repeat
Lat Pull Down
Target Muscles: Lats
Step 1: Sit while facing the machine with your knees firmly under the knee pad.
Step 2: Space your hand out slightly more than the shoulder width and grab the overhead bar on either end.
Step 3: Inhale and pull the bar down to your upper chest while squeezing your back muscles.
Step 4: After one second, exhale and slowly raise the bar to the starting position.
Step 5: Repeat
In today’s world, where the vast majority of our readers spend between 8 to 12 hours sitting down and staring at the screen, it is supremely important to pay attention to the ever important back muscles. However, do make sure you have some proper guidance at hand before trying your hand at these workouts. Unfortunately, not many gyms are able to provide this guidance resulting in injuries. This is where Power World Gym’s unique ‘Help Me’ badge comes into the picture! The unique ‘Help Me’ badge provided by Power World Gym makes sure that you always have a certified trainer on hand who will take you through the process step by step so that your fitness regime is on track. But don’t just believe it because we say so, walk into the nearest Power World Gyms and see it for yourself! Till then, stay fit, stay happy!