The Best Back
Exercises to Strengthen
Your Core

Back exercises are vital within any exercise routine.

Your back muscles play a part in almost any activity that you do, so it is important that you use these top exercises to strengthen and protect your core to prevent injury.

On top of that, when you use strength training to tone your back muscles, it will quickly shape your upper body to make your waist naturally appear smaller.

Overall, it is recommended to perform exercises on three different days of the week that are not consecutive. If you are lifting very heavy weights, make sure to rest one or two days in between your exercise routine.

Here are some of the best exercises to get you started:

• Deadlifts:

Deadlifts are easy exercises to perform at home or at the gym.

1. To start the exercise, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and hold a barbell in both hands in front of you.

2. Slowly lower the barbell to the ground and lift back up with the use of your back muscles.

3. Repeat this exercise 10 times in 3 sets as a part of your regular exercise routine.

• Barbell Shrugs:

Right after you finish your deadlifts, the next exercise that should be on your list is the barbell shrug.

This option in powerful exercises will work your upper back as you hold a barbell in your hands and shrug only using your shoulder muscles.

While it may seem like a fairly easy exercise, it will greatly tone and condition the smaller muscles in your shoulders to support a variety of arm and back exercises in your workout routine.

• Chin Ups:

Believe it or not, chin ups are helpful exercises to add to your existing workout plan.

Chin up exercises are easy to perform on any secure bar at home or at the gym; the goal of the exercise is to use your back and arm muscles to pull yourself up until your chin reaches over the bar.

This is a difficult exercise for many people, so start out with 10 chin ups. If you have a difficult time performing even one of these exercises, use a chair or an assisted machine at the gym until your back gets stronger.

Make it a priority to do a variety of exercises when training and conditioning your back.

This will give you the opportunity to boost and strengthen your lower, mid, and upper back to protect your core and greatly improve your strength and muscle mass!

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