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Top 5 Back Exercises

back musclesThe “Back” is made up of three main muscles and several smaller ones as well. The main three consist of the Trapezius, Latissimus Dorsi, and The Rhomboids. The Trapezius is a diamond shaped muscle located near the top of the back and it helps with neck and shoulder blade movement. The Latissimus Dorsi (largest muscle in body) is located near the sides of the back (wings) and it is used for pulling the shoulders downward and toward the back. The Rhomboids are located in the center of the back and are used to squeeze the shoulder blades together.

Top 5 Back Exercises
cable lat pulldown weight training
cable lat pulldown with wide overhand grip

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Wide Grip Lat Pull-Down
cable lat pulldown weight training
cable lat pulldown with medium neutral grip

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Neutral/Close Grip Lat Pull-DownStanding Cable, Barbell, Dumbbell Shrug
cable shrug weight training
cable shrug

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Seated Cable Row
cable row weight training
seated cable row with medium neutral grip

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Low Back Extension
hyperextension machine back extension weight training
back extension on machine with arms across chest

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See the rest of Matt’s Top 5 Exercises for muscle groups like the shoulders, biceps and triceps.

July 7th, 2008

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