While it may seem obvious that working your back is as important as working your chest, the back is often forgotten. You can't see it in the mirror and even when you do back workouts, it doesn't get the same kind of attention you give your chest.
Having a strong back gives you great posture, it helps you lift more weight when you bench press. It also makes your shoulders more stable, you'll see muscle gains in your arms, your metabolism gets a boost, and you can get that coveted V-shaped torso.
To get consistent strength and muscle gains, you must stay consistent. And there is nothing worse than being sidelined with an injury. To ensure that your back workouts stay on track, it is important to keep a strong core. The core is made up of over 24 muscles and is supported by the lower lats, obliques and upper glutes. Keeping all of your core muscles toned and strong will help fuel your back workouts.
You may isolate your core workouts if time permits, but there are some effective compound exercises that you can do to work your back and core simultaneously. Here are 6 of the best back exercises that all fitness levels can do, with or without equipment!
Hollow Body Hold
Back Widow, Total Body Pulldown, & Superman With Exterior Rotation