Back Exercise: The Wide Grip Chin Up

Back Exercise: The Wide Grip Chin Up

What is it for? The Wide Grip Pull Up or Chin Up is another classic exercise and is a great way to develop strength to body weight ratio. I like this exercise but it is a difficult one to get completely perfect. The main muscles it works are the Latissimus Dorsi...
Back Exercise: The Bent Over Row

Back Exercise: The Bent Over Row

What is it for? The Bent Over Row is a good back exercise and as with all exercises there is one right way to do it and many wrong ways. This exercise focuses on the Latissimus Dorsi (“Lats” highlighted in yellow) which are the large wing-like muscles that travel from...
Back Exercise: Wide Grip Lat Pulldown

Back Exercise: Wide Grip Lat Pulldown

What is it for? The Wide Grip Lat Pulldown exercise is gym based and uses the piece of equipment unsurprisingly called the Lat Pulldown machine (not just a clever name – .). Due to its name you can probably guess that the main muscles it works are the Latissimus Dorsi...

Bad Back Stretch: The Prayer Position

Everyone should be stretching a couple of times daily as everything we do to our bodies during the day results in short, tightened muscles – whether you have a physical job or a stationary desk job. Without stretching daily the muscles become tighter and shorter and...
Don’t Arch Your Back During Exercise

Don’t Arch Your Back During Exercise

If you are a regular user of our Exercise Library then you may have noticed a training point which appears regularly in the “don’t” section. It applies to many exercises and clearly states “don’t arch your back”. Arching the lower back during exercise is one of the...
Healthy Back Exercise

Healthy Back Exercise

Before we start this type of training I should tell you that it is not going to give you super powers and it will involve no flying. (You’re a bit disappointed, aren’t you?) You will see from the pictures why it picked up the name ‘Superman’, though admittedly it is a...