05 May 4 Reasons To Build A Strong Back
When it comes to overall muscle tone nothing enhances the effort like a lean sculpted back.
Yet back workouts might be the most underrated muscle group to train especially for women. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, don’t neglect training this underrated asset! Here are our top four Benefits of Strength Training Back Muscles
The muscles of your upper back such as the upper trapezius are responsible for pulling shoulders down and back. The best movements for working these muscle fibers include lateral raises, and shrugs which are classified as shoulder exercises but also target the upper traps.
The middle portion of your traps run perpendicular to your spine and help pull the shoulder blades together. Exercises such as rowing target these posture enhancing muscle fibers.
The lower portion of the traps ascend to the shoulder blades which help to pull the shoulders down. Rowing exercises also target these fibers as well.
When you perform back exercises your arms are the secondary targeted muscle group. Anytime you bend your elbows to lift weight your biceps are triggered as well. Exercises such as pull ups, pulldowns and rows all target the biceps.
Training the back also torches belly fat. Your metabolism is boosted when we build lean muscle mass. The muscles of your upper back help pull shoulders down and back. This improved posture from training the back enhances the illusion of a smaller waistline. Plus, the back is a large muscle group. The more muscle gained the more calories burned at rest!
Strong Upper Body
The upper and mid-back muscles help stabilize shoulder joints. Strong, stable shoulders increase overall upper-body strength. This allows you to increase resistance in just about every upper-body exercise.
Burn Baby Burn
Don’t miss the benefits of strength training. Our FitZone30 BootCamp burns up to 1,000 calories. Weekly training variations of metabolic conditioning and high intensity interval training will help you push beyond any fitness plateau. Try our FitZone30 BootCamp every Tuesday and Thursday.
We are training the Back, Biceps and Abs during this 30 minute MetCon tonight at 6:15pm! (See our full class schedule here: https://fitzonelabs.com/schedule/ )
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