Many people neglect their back because it’s not really a “show muscle” like the pecs, delts and arms. But this is a big mistake, as a wide, thick, muscular back is extremely impressive. Also, the back muscles make up a very large part of your total musculature, and developing them will add pounds of mass to your frame. So in this article I’ll tell you exactly how to build a bigger back.
The back is divided up into three main parts. These are the latissimus dorsi (lats), which can be seen from the front and give the appearance of width, the trapezius (traps), which is the diamond shaped muscle that runs from your neck all the way down to your mid back, and the erector spinae, which are the cable like muscles of the lower back that extend from the top of your glutes up to your lower traps. But there are also several smaller muscles, such as those around the shoulder blade area, which include the rhomboids, teres major and minor, infraspinatus and rear deltoids.
So if you want to effectively build up all the muscles of your back, there are three main exercises you need to do, and a few optional extras that might be worth considering too. These are as follows: Continue Reading →