Life is what it is. For one reason or the other, the human body tends to deteriorate with time no matter how much effort you put into taking care of yours. This is why you have to be at your best performance while you are still young. If you don’t take advantage of your youth while you still can, your body will most likely fail you and you’ll not be able to do so much at old age. For instance, you may develop visual impairment, joint aches, and backache to mention but a few.
Talking about backache, you can adopt a back workout routine that can help you reduce the possibility of its development or at least reduce the severity.
What are the Benefits of Workout Routines?
Generally, a great good back workout routine would help you live a healthier life (as far as exercises go). Here are other benefits.
- Muscle development
- A great solution to bad posture
- Reduces the risk of injury
- Reduces back pain
3 Simple Exercises for the Back
More often than not, you’ll need more than just your body weight in order to have maximum impact on your back. Tools like the barbell, dumbbells, weight belts, pullup bars, etc. Here are just a few out of many other back workout routines.
For this workout, you’ll need a pullup bar and your bodyweight. It helps you develop a V shaped upper body – strong back, broad shoulder, and lean waistline. Basically, all you have to do is hold unto a bar and pull your body up, but there are different variations of this exercise.
- Grab the bars just outside the width of your shoulder
- Pull your body up till your chin is over the bar
- Lower your body but do not let your feet touch the ground
In other variations, you may choose to change how and where you grab the bar. You can also choose to add extra weight to your bodyweight if you like.
Bent-Over Barbell Rows
A notable number of people believe that this is the best back workout routine ever, but you have to be careful with it though because it requires some weight and a tricky posture.
- Use a suitable weight that is not too heavy
- Grab the barbell with an overhand grip and make sure your hands a just a few inches away from your shoulder width
- Lower your torso to face the floor, hinge your knees and hips, and relax your back in an arch
- Lift the bar to your abs
- Lower it to the starting position
Effects of this can boost muscle growth on you back as well as strengthen your abs and shoulders.
This back workout bodybuilding routine is a combination of two or more moves all in one for maximum impact and better results. For instance, you can combine planks and pushups, or any other moves you prefer.
- Holding a light dumbbell, get into a plank position
- Roll one of the dumbbells to your chest and return it to your starting position
- Do the same for the other hand
- Repeat process
This move involves barbell row and planks at the same time. It saves time and stimulated better strengthening and tissue growth.