Do Back Exercises Really Work?


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Back exercises work, this however is dependent on how you may
execute these exercises and of course you must take note that the target
muscles of these exercise are the muscles at your back and the large
side muscles of the back; the upper and lower back muscles. Back
exercises such as rows involve the biceps, tipping your body about 45
degrees forward and at the same time holding the weights down, the back
is contracted levelling the shoulders with the torso.

Back Exercises

The reverse
fly and high row focuses on the upper back muscles, behind the arms and
shoulder blades. Pullovers on the other hand focus on the lats, the
triceps and the chest. It is not however advisable for people with
shoulder problems to do pullovers. Focusing on the lower back are lower
back exercises and examples of these variations are back extensions,
back extension on the ball, hyperextension on the ball and good
mornings.

Keep in mind, though, that if the repetitions are not
supervised it may cause injury. That is because too much strain on the
muscles sometimes causes injury on muscle tissues. When you experience
muscle injury you may not be able to maximise the use of your muscles
and would even be required to be immobilized for quite a while so you
would recover, depending on the extent of the injuries.


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Like any
other exercise, back exercises should be practiced with caution. Lifting
weights or even without weights there is always an advantage of having
an instructor or a fitness expert to oversee the progress of performing
these.

Although it is also possible to perform these back
exercises on your own it is important that you are aware of your
limitations as to the ratio of weight you are able to carry and the
number of repetitions that you would be able to make. It is also
important that before you begin with the back exercises or any other
exercises for that matter you should observe and make it a habit to do
some stretching or warm up; this is like a preparatory exercise so your
muscles are flexible enough to adapt with various strenuous exercises
you may perform.

Let us also remember that aside from overstress,
muscles also need oxygen. That is why it is necessary to perform
breathing in between exercises. The foods we eat are also important
factors that govern muscle development aside from doing back exercises,
for our intakes supplement our activities and our purpose for performing
these activities. Indeed back exercises works as it is intended, it
even develops muscles that support the exercise even if it is not the
primary focus of the exercise; like the biceps, the triceps and the abs.
There are back exercises requiring the aid of these muscles so it could
be performed. Ones the muscles contract the effort that it does tones
itself and leads to its development. Every time a muscle contract or
does repeated work and flexes it is already a process of its
development, what makes muscles strong is if they are being used.


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