No more backaches: Exercises for a stronger back

No more backaches: Exercises for a stronger back

Back aches can be very frustrating.

Almost every movement your body engages your back in some way, sometimes causing pain.

Strengthening your back muscles is one way to help manage or even prevent back pain.

Start with 5–10 minutes of moderate cardio to get your blood pumping and awaken your muscles.

Do the resistance band pull apart exercise that strengthens your upper back muscles.

The lat pulldown is a great staple exercise for building a strong back.

You can complete a lat pulldown on a machine at the gym or with a resistance band.

Back extensions are great for targeting your back extensor muscles, known as the erector spinae muscles.

Try suspended rows. They target the three largest muscles of your back and will strengthen your core.

The wood chop is a full-body movement done with the help of a dumbbell or medicine ball.

They strengthen your shoulders, upper back and arms.