Want a Bad-Ass Back?
There is nothing sexier than a toned and sculpted back. A toned back not only supports the rest of your body’s musculature, so it is functionally important, but it also accentuates your shoulders and arms creating deep, dimensional muscles.
(This photograph was taken at my photo shoot with Brandyland Photography last month.)
Many women stick to training their lats, but don’t really focus on the other areas of the back, namely middle and lower. As a yogi, we become aware of the importance of a healthy spine and thus, this workout incorporates all areas of back training both with weights and yoga poses. I have created this workout by using some of my favourite exercises from Oxygen Magazine and with my own knowledge as a yoga teacher.
This back beautifying program can be incorporated into your regular workout and these sets of exercises should be practiced 3 days per week (1 set per workout, or combine to perform the whole routine 2 days per week.)
With back routines, rest is extremely important so take at least 1-2 days in between workouts for maximum muscle growth and recovery.
Are you ready?
The Bad-Ass Back Workout
Bent Over Barbell Rows
Dolphin Downward Dog
Weighted Lower Back Raises
High Pully Pull-Overs
Chaturanga Push ups
*Some tips to make this workout most effective:
- Try to avoid squatting on your back days
- Lift heavy with Set 1, although reps are low and it is a small set, you should feel quite tired afterward
- Be sure to stretch out for at least 7-10 minutes after each workout