These five toning moves come together for one goal: the bringing sexy back back workout!
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When it comes to strength training, a lot of times we’ll focus on our lower body and our arms. We’ll even throw in some ab moves now and again, but the back is often neglected. We can’t see it, after all!
I, for one, love to work my back. I love showing off a cool strappy sports bra through a backless top and want my back to look strong when I do it, so I started dedicating a portion of my upper body workouts to back-toning moves. Lately, I’ve been throwing in workouts that are solely dedicated to working my back, and this Bringing Sexy Back Back Workout is one of them.
How to do the moves:
Standing Upright Rows: Stand with feet hip-width apart and a slight bend in your knees. Hold a medium-weight dumbbell in each hand and hold in front of your thighs, palms facing forward. Keeping your back flat, lean slightly forward. In a slow and controlled motion, row the dumbbells up toward your chest. Return to start and repeat for 20 reps.
Supermans: Lay on your mat, belly down, with legs straightened behind you and arms straightened out in front of you. Engage your core and lift your arms and legs off the floor as much as you can comfortably. Return back down to the floor and repeat for 20 reps.
Shoulder Squeezes: Stand with feet hip-width apart and a slight bend in your knees. Hold a medium-weight dumbbell in each hand. Bend your elbows at a 90 degree angle and bring them right next to your sides, holding the dumbbells out in front of you, palms facing each other. Keeping the elbows attached to your sides, move the dumbbells out to either side and as far back as you can, squeezing your shoulder blades as you do so. Return to start and repeat for 20 reps.
Lat Pullovers: Lay down on your mat or on a bench. Hold one dumbbell in both hands directly above you. Keeping your arms straight, slowly lower the weight down over your head. With your core and lats engaged, bring the weight back up above you. Repeat for 20 reps.
Crossbody Dumbbell Clean & Press: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Holding a dumbbell in your left hand, squat down (keeping your back straight) and bring the dumbbell down toward your right foot. As you rise back up, keep the dumbbell close to your body as you raise it from your right foot up to your left shoulder (keep your elbow facing toward the ceiling). Then press the dumbbell into the air as you twist slightly to your left. Repeat for 20 reps. Then switch hands and repeat on the opposite side.
What workouts have you been doing lately? Share ’em in today’s Wild Workout Wednesday Link Up.
Do you work your back?
What’s your favorite back move?