Have you ever heard the quote, “The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come”? I disagree. I think looking back on the good times can be cathartic and rewarding. I love to reminisce about times when I felt carefree, energized, excited, and bright eyed to bring that energy into my present day life. I also love taking a look back… in the mirror!
All jokes aside, women tend to neglect training their upper body and especially their backs. If you already lift weights, you’re probably thinking, “that’s crazy!” Right? Once you start developing upper body and back muscles, it becomes addicting. However, if you’re new to lifting weights the idea of training your lats, traps, and shoulders may seem foreign.
Targeting your back muscles doesn’t only make a backless sweater look #fire, it also improves your posture, alleviates chronic pain, and reduces chance of injury. Any strength training program should target your body from all sides – front, back, top, bottom, and side-to-side.
This 30-minute, do-anywhere workout is designed to strengthen the back of your entire torso and shoulders. I love these exercises because I’ve found they’re the most effective. They’re also great for any beginners because they’re super basic. Grab a set of dumbbells that challenges you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. Complete each exercise on it’s own. Rest for 60 seconds and repeat the exercise another two to three times.
Do you train your back? What’s your favorite body part to train? Least favorite? Tell me in the comments below.
Health and happiness,
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