Build a Better Back

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Workout Wednesday

By: Gabrielle Barruzza, NASM-CPT

There are many benefits to strengthening the muscles in your back. Some of these benefits include preventing or minimizing low back pain, increasing spinal stability and extension, and added core strength! If you’re sitting at a desk all day, strengthening your back muscles can help your posture as well. The back is made up of many muscles including the rhomboids, trapezius, latissimus dorsi, teres major, just to name a few. This workout will hit all of these muscles and bring you closer to your goal of a stronger back. Make sure you are engaging your core throughout the workout to prevent any lower back discomfort.

The workout:

  • Single Arm Dumbbell Row: 8 reps each side
  • Incline Y-raise: 8 reps
  • Inverted Row: 8 reps (knees bent for modification)
  • Underhand Grip Lat Pulldown: 8 reps
  • Kneeling Cable Pullover: 8 reps

Repeat 2-3 sets.
Check out the workout here!