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Middle Back: Exercises, Anatomy And Tips!

Find out what exercises work best for your Middle Back! The smarter you are, the bigger you'll get!

Anatomy Of The Middle Back

The Middle Back

Major Muscle That Act At The Mid Back:

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Top Middle Back Exercises


Tips: Position your feet at about shoulder width. Bend over so your back is as close to parallel to the floor as you can and hold bar with an overhand grip and with hands a little wider than shoulder width. Keep legs slightly bent. Hold bar at arm's length straight down. Pull bar straight up to the lower part of your chest. Slowly lower bar back to starting position. Keep your head up and back straight at all times, and do NOT swing or use momentum to lift the weight!

Tips: Sit down at a low-pulley rowing machine with your feet flat against the footrests and your knees slightly bent. Bending only at the waist, lean forward and grasp the pulley handle in front of you. Your palms should be facing each other. Keep your back FLAT and looking forward, slowly draw the handles back to your stomach while simutaneously leaning back at the waist until your torso is prependicular to the floor. The handles should reach your stomach just as your upper body reaches the upright position. Slowly return to the starting position by leaning forward from the waist while extending your arms in front of you. TO ISOLATE YOUR LATS ONLY do not bend forward at all, just keep your back straight up and down and move only your arms and squeeze your back.

Tips: Straddle a T-bar rowing machine with your feet firmly on the ground. Using a narrow grip, hold the bar slightly off the ground so your back is straight and not hunched. Lift the bar up toward your body with your back by squeezing your shoulder blades together. Bring the weight up as high as you can, or until it touches your lower chest. Your elbows should be pointing up and slightly out as you lift. Return to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner. You can also do a variation of this with just a barbell on the ground. Click here for info.

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