pe01235_The following article is a small excerpt from one of my books.  I hope you’ll want to learn more and let me help you to get into the best shape of your life.

The back is sometimes the most overlooked body part because what we can’t see we do not train. When we train back, we also train thechest, shoulders and biceps. It’s important then when training your back to concentrate as much as possible and try not to let the other muscle groups do the work.

There are three major muscles that help give your back its definition. Latissimus Dorsi (lats) covers a very wide area of your lower half and upper sides of your back. Teres Major is located on the upper sides of the back and the trapezius (traps) are located on the upper part of the back.

Your back muscles pull your arms down and back and basically work in opposition to the forward motions controlled by your chest. You use your back muscles a lost more than you think. A well conditioned back will help your posture, balance and reduce your risk of injury.

Figures show that 80 to 90 percent of the population have and will suffer from some kind of back pain in their lives. The source of this pain can’t always be identified but poor posture, lack of exercise, excessive weight and some sort of accident, have been the source of most back pain. Now you might not be able to avoid accidents but developing a strong back should be a key part of your training regiment.

In the book ‘Get Fit Stay Fit’ good back exercises like, rows, pull-ups, shrugs and hyperextensions are explained in proper detail.

A well trained and conditioned back will reduce your risk of injury, improve your overall posture and help you to look great but a poor, weak back will make you vulnerable to injuries in sports and everyday life.

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