“Girl you look good, now put your back into it!” Literally beauty. The muscles in the back of our bodies are naturally weaker – simply because we move through life forward. However if you neglect the muscles seen from the rear then a host of issues may come your way. So to help you ward off back pain, find balance in your body and up your entire fitness game I wanted to share the top benefits in having a strong back. Oh, and a video showing you my three favorite back exercises of course!
Can You Back It Up?
Twisting, bending, flexing, rotating – we do these movements everyday ladies. Whether you’re in the fitness club, night club or simply in the streets. So to be able to back up all these movements you have to have optimal back strength. The posse of back muscles include your lats, traps, the core erector muscles along your spine and many more – so they all need a little play in the gym. So you already know I got your “back!” Watch this and learn how to work your back in a RAD fun way.
Here’s Some Strong Backing
After sitting all day our backs can literally lock up on us girls. So not cool. Back pain is not the business so the first benefit of incorporating more back strengthening exercises into your regimen is to build strength. Doing so will keep your spine in its proper position and throwing your back out will be less likely lovely.
Sexy & Flexible Spine
Having a strong back not only looks sexy come skin barring season it is also great for your posture (read confidence). Studies show that people with good posture automatically appear leaner and more confident than those who are slumped over all the time. So don’t fake this supermodel posture boo – actually work and stretch the muscles in your back so you can stand tall with ease.
Speaking of good posture – when your back is strong and you can naturally stand up straight you are instantly able to breathe better. More oxygen can flow through your body when you’re upright and the more oxygen you can circulate the less tired you’ll feel through out the day. So skip that second cup of coffee in the afternoon and back your way into some back specific exercises.
Gain The Freedom Of No Pain
The number one and most debilitating injury is low back pain. Trust me I know! Affecting both your physical and mental state, back pain is nothing to play with. So let this final reason be reason enough to add more back exercises to your sweat sessions sis. Combating back pain is truly something your future workouts will thank you for!
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!