The most complicated
muscle groups to develop are the back muscles
because it is made up of numerous complex muscles
that require a specific exercise for each back
bodybuilders consider it ridiculous for
those who show off their biceps and triceps
while having disproportion back muscles.
Unfortunately, most novice bodybuilders
are not aware on what they are doing wrong.
For starters, no person can see his or
her back without a mirror.
Since not all
gyms have double mirrors, the bodybuilder
cannot see the effect of a particular back
Another reason for this
is insufficient knowledge. For one to develop
a proportioned wide back, one must know all
the important back muscles to target, and
its corresponding back muscle exercise.
simplest reason for performing incorrect developments
of back muscles is that people tend to perform
the exercise without becoming conscious on how
it affects the back.
By feeling every stretch,
tense and movement of your back, you will be aware
of how it helps certain parts of your back.In training your back muscles, you should alternately
focus on several important muscles.
The spinal erectors are lower back muscles, which
are responsible for the posture, back bending and
taking care of the abdominals. These muscles are
trained by performing lower back bending exercises
such as hyperextensions and good mornings.
exercises responsible in building back muscles of
the erectors include squats, hamstrings and dead
Slightly above the spinal erectors are the v-shaped
lower back muscle known as the lats (latissimus
dorsi). Every pulling and stretching movement you
make affects the lats directly.
Exercises such as
pull-downs, chin-ups and rowing movements help your
lats improve its width.
Three upper back muscles known as the rhomboids,
infraspinatus and the teres major are mostly covered
by the traps (trapezius) and lats.
three muscles are the ones that provide the thickness
of your back. Functioning similar to lats, these
muscles can be developed also by performing balanced
exercises of pull-downs, chin-ups and rowing movements.
Lastly, the trapezius is the muscle that complements
the lower lats.
Rather than pulling from upwards
up, the trapezius is developed by pulling downwards
Reps on back muscle workouts depend entirely on
how your back muscles react.
Although trainers provide
you with a number of repetitions to execute, if
it does not give your back muscles its needed pump,
increase the reps until it has made your back muscles
Building back muscles is possible even without back
muscle supplements and proteins.
To ensure you are
performing the correct exercises, you could either
enroll yourself to a gym with certified bodybuilding
trainers or purchase a back-muscle workout video
by professional bodybuilders.