Five Bodybuilding Back Exercises

Bodybuilding Back Exercises

Having a good back not only improves overall strength but also make you look more manlier. On daily basis, we use our back muscles for a variety of purposes that can be like doing home chores to lifting heavy weights. It’s important to note that by training your back, you can reduce back pain and get proper body form for other workouts.

Training your back muscles is not easy, because of overwhelming complexity of back muscles and especially when you want to target each muscle. If you already started working on your back but not able to see results, then you are doing something wrong in your workouts.

5 Bodybuilding Back Exercises

Dead Lifts

Dead Lifts

Dead lifts effectively train different muscle groups in your upper and lower body. The main muscles that gets worked is lower back and it involves compound movement. Before starting the workout, it’s essential to maintain correct form to avoid injuries. First, load the barbell with proper weight and stand in front of it.Take shoulders width grip and bend your knees without bending your back. Now lift the weight up slowly by using your legs until your torso is in upright position. Hold a moment and slowly put the weight down by bending your knees. Repeat the same for 12 reps in 2 sets.

Dumbbell Bent Over Row

Dumbbell Bent Over Row

One arm dumbbell row or dumbbell bent over row is a good exercise that targets back muscles like lats and traps. You would love to do this exercise because it’s fun and lift more weights in this workout. In-order to start the exercise, first place the dumbbell on side of bench.Place your right knee and arm on the bench to support yourself. And grab the dumbbell with your left hand, now you are in position. Begin to lift the weight up until your upper arm is horizontal to floor. And then move down until the arms get extended. Do about 15 reps in 2 sets.

Lat Pulldown

Lat Pulldown

It is one of the best know and popular exercise for building back muscles. When done on regular basis, it adds mass to back. The pulldowns should be done in front of your head, as they are more effective than doing behind the head.  First, attach a wide grip bar to pulley and hold the bar with palms facing down.Since both arms are extended holding the bar, bend your torso to create a curve with your lower back. Now bring the bar down slowly until it comes close to upper chest and contract your back muscles as you come down. Then slowly raise the bar up to starting place. Repeat for 15 reps in 2 sets.

Pendlay Row

Pendlay Row

It’s a bit tough that barbell rows and helps to build muscle and strength to your back. The movement is similar to dead lifts where you will return the barbell to floor in every rep. This exercise is better than barbell rows and exercises lats and traps to the max. First, place the barbell on the floor and stand close to it.

Now bend you knees along with upper body and hold the bar at shoulder’s level. Begin to quickly lift the barbell up till it comes to upper stomach and moving back to floor. You don’t have to move you hips or knees throughout the exercise. Repeat the same movement for 20 reps in 2 sets.

Pull Ups

Pull Ups

Pull ups is an upper body exercise where the body is suspended up by arms using muscular force. It works mainly on lats and middle back. It can also be down with weights hanged to your body.To start the exercise, first take a grip wider than shoulders width on the pull up bar. Using your arms pull your torso up until the head comes close to pull up bar. Then slowly come back to starting place. Do about 20 reps in about 3 sets.