About Back

Often overlooked for other more desirable body parts, the back is arguably the most important region of the body. There are numerous muscles in the back that run from the neck all the way down to the waistline. The back is important for many daily functions like picking up things, bending over, sitting, standing upright and more. A strong back can improve the overall quality of life and make one’s daily functions easier. A chiseled and muscular looking back reflects hard work, dedication, and a commitment to “pounding the iron”.

Terry Crews: Expendables Workout Plan

Being a former NFL player, Terry Crews is no newbie to the gym. You don’t get this from taking it easy and lifting light. There’s no doubt we can all learn a little something from Terry’s routine. Monday: Shoulder/Arms/Abs/Cardio Superset Upright Barbell Row – 1 set of 6 reps Power Clean & Jerk – 1 set […]

Lateral Pull Down

The lat pull down is a compound exercise that targets multiple muscles of the back. The latissimus dorsi, or “lats” for short, is the primary muscle used in this exercise. However, numerous other muscles of the upper body play significant roles in properly executing this exercise movement. The lat pull down is performed on a […]

Pull Ups

Pull-ups are great exercises to increase overall strength in the back. The pull-up is also one of the most popular bodyweight exercises as it requires individuals to pull up their body weight. However, additional weight can be added for individuals who can easily pull up their bodyweight. A pull-up directly targets the latissimus dorsi, “lats” […]

Seated Vertical Row

The seated vertical row is an exercise that targets numerous muscles of the back. It’s a great exercise for individuals of all fitness levels. The seated vertical row is traditionally performed by using a triangle (V-bar) and a cable pulley machine, which can be found in most gyms. Anatomy The seated vertical row incorporates almost […]