Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.
Doing a back workout once a week isn't going to cut it. You need to crush it and crush it hard several times a week.
Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to train your back as hard as your arms.
You gotta row to grow if you want an impressive back. Here are three powerful variations you probably haven't tried before.
Build a stronger grip, great abs, monstrous traps, and a serious set of arms with timed sets of heavy carries.
Do this simple test on your thoracic spine, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your chin-ups, pull-ups, and OH presses explode.
Masochistic new variations of the chin-up and row to smash your plateaus and build a brick-wall back.
This might just be the best back-building exercise you’ve never tried. Check it out.
Barbells and dumbbells reign supreme, but here are four other gadgets that deserve some attention.
You need a strong lower back to move serious weight and not get injured. Here are some cool exercises to help get you there.
Heavy and hard rows should be a mainstay in your program, but why limit yourself to just barbells and dumbbells?
Six great exercises to fix the common problem of excessive anterior pelvic tilt.
A little science combined with some sweat equity and a great program can make the most stubborn lats grow. Check this out.
The author looks at some of the finer points of the greatest barbell back builder of all time, along with providing some variations.
A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.
Pulldowns are only for people who can’t do pull-ups, right? Well, maybe not. Here are a few very effective ways to do it.
Train your back like it's your job. Undo the damage from chronic sitting and limit the consequences of too much benching. Here's what to do.
Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?
Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.
How to build your lats and upper back without wrecking your lower back in the process.
Here's a partial-range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.
Leg training should push you to your physical limits without crushing your back. Here's the smart way to make it happen.
Give these training strategies a try to quickly fix your lagging muscle groups.
Hardcore advice on building a strong back that stands out in a crowd.
To cure ILS, make your imaginary lats real and huge. This brutal back workout will do the trick.