Here is a killer 45 minute back workout that you can do at home with just a set of dumbbells and a pullup bar. This is an back (lats,latissimus dorsi)workout for the advanced bodybuilder, if you are new to bodybuilding please check my website for a more appropriate workout.
Make sure you have done warm-up sets for both biceps and triceps before starting this workout because we start in with really heavy weights and you don’t want to get injured.
Intensity and focus are really important when you do this workout. Don’t hold back anything, treat every set as if it were your last. I know I sound stupid with all my grunting and groaning but when I give it 110%, I can’t help it. Here is the workout:
Superset 1: Wide grip pullups and dumbbell rows
Superset 2: Alternating grip pullups and dumbbell pullovers
Superset 3: Narrow grip pullups and bent over dumbbell rows
Repeat the above 5-6 times, the complete workout should take about 45 minutes. If you don’t like reconfiguring the dumbbells all the time you can also just do each superset combo 5X and then move on to the next combo. This workout should be done once every 5-7 days depending on your age.
Anyone can be healthier, have more energy, sleep better, and feel better about themselves through bodybuilding. Bodybuilding doesn’t have to be expensive or take a lot of time, gyms are great but home workouts can save you time and money. A cheap dumbbell set from a garage sale or walmart is all it takes to get started with your home workouts.
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Tony Thomas shows a great workout that can help you define your abdominal’s, chest, back, and shoulders. Tony Thomas Sports REV Strength System “Rise of the Superior Athlete” by Tony Thomas Sports Production
I used to be FAT…here’s how I finally got six pack abs: Check this out at Mikes Website by clicking here. In this video I show you a quick home workout you can do for chest and back. This is a great workout to get started with at home if you don’t have a gym membership. And I will sometimes do this workout when I don’t have time to go to the gym, or when I’m traveling and don’t have gym access.
Here’s the workout:
SIDE TO SIDE PUSHUPS — 10 REPS. Move your hands wide apart as you go down, and close together when you reach the top of the pushup. Alternate sides, so that you are traveling side to side as you do your pushups.
DUMBBELL FLYS — 10 REPS. Move the dumbbells up and down in a CIRCULAR motion, not a PRESSING motion like a bench pres. Keep your arms slightly bent. Isolate your chest as much as possible — you should feel your chest muscles squeezing together as you do this, and minimal tricep involvement.
BENT ARM SIDE LATERAL — 10 REPS. Keep your arms bent at a 90 degree angle. Raise your arms upwards and to the side. You should feel this in your deltoid (shoulder) muscles primarily. If you are advanced, do this explosively like I do in the video. If you’re a beginner, use slower, more strict form and isolate your shoulders more. Be careful with too much back involvement if you’re first starting off (it may lead to injury if you’re not conditioned to explosive weight lifting moves).
BENT OVER SIDE LATERAL — 10 REPS. Bend over at a 90 degree angle, so that your back is flat like a table top. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings as you do this. In this position, contract the muscles of your back to bring the dumbbells upwards in a circular motion. Really contract your back as much as possible at the top of the repetition to get the most out of it. Again, use more strict, slow form than I do in this video if you are a beginner — use more explosive form if you are advanced.
DUMBBELL FRONT RAISES TO CEILING — 10 REPS. Keeping your arms bent VERY slightly (almost straight), raise the dumbbells from your legs to vertically above your head. Once again, use strict form if you are a beginner and do not initiate the movement with momentum from your back. If you are advanced, explode from the bottom with a small amount of back involvement, and use a heavier weight.
DUMBBELL GOOD MORNINGS — 10 REPS. Hold the dumbell to your chest. Bend over from your hips, being careful not to round your back excessively. Go down until you feel a stretch in your hamstring, then keeping your back straight return to the standing position.
And that’s it! You can do this once for a quick workout, or 3x for a more thorough workout.
Pull Up is a well known compound exercise for training back. It mostly targets Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) but some other back muscles and biceps are also training. Since it only needs fixed bar (or pull up bar), you may perform that exercise at home or outdoor.
Treating back pain and other back problems with yoga can provide not only some pain relief – but some good back strengthening too. Watch how it is done.