Back exercises

Straining the muscle in your lower back can be a painful experience and unfortunately one that far too many of us will suffer. Look at strengthening your muscles with the exercises below and take great care when lifting to avoid lower back pain or surgery.

Did you know that the back is made up of many muscles, the Latissimus dorsi, "widest (muscle) of the back", the Trapezius and the Rhomboids, being the main three back muscles. Back exercises need to target all of these muscles for you to build a strong back.

Their main functions are to pull your arms back, down, and towards your body, and to help rotate it inwardly. Used for rowing, chinning, or pulling yourself upward or forward with your arms.

Many people suffer from back problems, due to a weakness in both their back muscles and abdominal's. The following back exercises will help strengthen your back. Always remember to warm-up prior to doing these or any other exercise.

Reading the notes on strength training and weight lifting techniques, will help you establish your specific goals.

Related back exercises :

Dorsal Raise | High Bench Barbell Row | Dumbbell Bent Over 1 Arm Row | Pull ups on Swiss Ball | Wide grip lat pull downs

You can also take a look at some of our other workout and program pages including : abdominal technique, aerobics, sit ups, stretching techniques, fitness exercises, gym exercises, strength training, fitness testing, strength training, fitness testing and Stretching muscles.