So this week’s Thursday family gym session focussed on back strengthening exercises
Back strengthening exercises build the strength needed to support and keep your spine in its proper position.
Neglecting your back muscles can have structural consequences for your body.
A weak back means you don’t have the musculature to prevent rounded shoulders, which can cause neck and shoulder pain, as well as make you look as if you’re lacking confidence.
Here is an example of a sequence of back strengthening exercises. In this video, Josh and Owen are demonstrating a single-arm squat and row and T bar row superset
Working your back muscles can have many benfits, including the following:
Strong back muscles will prevent you from slouching and help you hold your stomach in throughout the day.
Once you stand up straight, you will immediately look like you’ve lost up to 5 Kilos, so this can be a quick way to improve the way you look and enhance your self-confidence.
Gives Your back a nice shape
Even if you haven’t lost an inch around your waistline, reshaping your upper body can make you look slimmer.
Reduce Back And Shoulder Pain
People who have weak back muscles are more likely to suffer from strain or tension build-up in their lower or upper back, which could lead to severe pain that completely prevents you from working out.
If you want more information about what back exercises are suitable for you, please contact me or mention it during a personal training or sports massage session
Rachel Law is a personal fitness trainer based in New Malden, Surrey. Qualifications: ActivIQ Level 3 Personal Training; Burrell Education Pregnancy Exercise Prescription; Burrell Education Advanced Pregnancy Wellness Practitioner; Burrell Education Advanced Post Natal Exercise Prescription; Burrell Education 3rd Age Women Optimal Health and Nutrition; Burrell Education Peri Natal Athlete; Burrell Education Pelvic Flow and Freedom; Olympic Weight Lifting; Premier Global Kettlebells; FIE Level Assessment and Mentoring