Upper Back Exercises for a Strong Back
The back supports the weight
of the upper body and has to be strong to carry out its work unhindered.
People focus on strengthening their lower back, but upper back muscles
too need toning up. A well toned back looks good and helps in maintaining
correct posture. Upper back exercises are a good way of strengthening
the upper back. Some effective upper back exercises are mentioned
Upper Back Exercises
Women would rather have a well-toned upper body, whereas men prefer
a muscular back. Dumbbell pullovers and dumbbell rows are effective
upper back exercises.
You will need a narrow workout bench. Lie with the workbench supporting
the upper back and neck, and your head leaning over one end. Place
one leg each on either side of the bench with feet firmly placed
on the ground. Lift the dumbbell over your face with arms stretched
out. Slowly lower the dumbbell over your head in an arc; hold, and
bring it back to original position. Initially do five repetitions
and gradually raise the count to fifteen.
Another variation of this upper back exercise is to hold the dumbbell
with bent arms. With elbows bent, slowly lower the dumbbell over
your head in an arc; hold, and then gently pull back the dumbbell
to original position. Initially do five repetitions and gradually
raise the count to fifteen.
Place the dumbbell on the right side of the bench, and your left
leg on the bench with the right foot firmly placed on the floor.
Leaning forward, place the left hand on the bench in front of the
body. Your back should be in horizontal position. Pick up the dumbbell
and raise your arm slowly upwards until your upper arm is in level
with your upper body; hold, and take back your arm to the original
position. Initially do five repetitions and gradually raise the
count to fifteen. Now, repeat the exercise with the left arm.
These upper back exercises are a great way to build a strong upper
back that add to the V shape of the body.
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