For a back workout that’s easy to do and quick, read on!
- Bent over row: Hold a pair of dumbbells, bend your knees slightly, and hinge your hips, keeping your back straight as you lean forward. Bend your elbows, keeping your arms close to your body, and pull your upper arms back until they’re parallel to the ground.
- Bent over lat pull: Loop a resistance band around something sturdy, like the stair banister, and hold both handles. Step backwards with your arms straight in front of you, then hinge at the hips and bend your knees, with your arms parallel to the ground over your head. Pull the handles toward your hips, bending your elbows until hands are even with shoulders.
- T-extension: Lie face down with arms on the floor straight out at your sides, forming a T-shape with your body. Keeping your arms straight, raise your arms as far as they’ll go toward the ceiling, lifting shoulders off the ground, and hold for two seconds.
- Lie on your stomach on a stability ball, feet hip-width behind you and against a wall. Extend your arms out past your head and touching the ground, with your palms facing each other. Squeeze your glutes, lifting your chest off the ball, straightening your back while keeping your arms overhead.
Complete ten repetitions of each move, resting for about a minute in between each set. You can do three sets of ten reps each for a really quick workout, or you can do it ladder-style, first with ten reps each, then nine, then eight, and so on.
Here’s to a toned and sexy back you can sport during late summer tank top and dress season.
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Dr. Julie Drolet
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