Are you dealing with back pain on a regular basis? We’ve all been there, struggling with the discomfort and frustration of recurring aches and pains. If so, you may have considered how training for a stronger back could be beneficial in reducing your symptoms. Fortunately, there are exercises that can help strengthen your back muscles to provide more support and stability for the spine.
Horizontal pulling is necessary for building a strong back and Dumbbell Rows will help you do that. To begin, grab a pair of CanDo® dumbbells and stand with your feet shoulder width apart in front of a workout bench. Lay your chest a stomach on the bench and extend your arms off the bench. Then, squeeze your mid-back muscles to drive your elbow up. Make sure you are keeping your shoulders level and avoid rotating your lower back. Hold for a second and then lower the weight back down. Do this for 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps.
Resistance Band Pull-Apart
The Resistance Band Pull-Apart is an effective exercise for targeting the muscles in the upper back and shoulders. It restricts movement to activate muscles throughout your upper back. To begin, grab a CanDo® band with an underhand grip and hold it at shoulder height. Make sure you are standing with your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Then, squeeze your upper back and as you begin to pull the band apart. Hold for a second before going back to starting position. Do this for 3 sets of 15 reps.
Back pain can be a debilitating condition that affects many aspects of our quality of life. Training your back to be stronger is an optimal way of reducing any symptoms associated with this issue. If something feels wrong or painful, stop immediately and don’t push it too hard. All in all, it’s worth taking the time out of your day to invest in doing strength training exercises for your back—it could save you from future injuries, reduce current pain, and even improve your posture for years to come!
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Article written by William Graves.