There are so many good reasons to work on strengthening your back. It could be because you’ve suffered a back injury in the past, struggling with back pain, or just looking to mix up a workout routine and get a little more dynamic! You’ll never go wrong with adding in a few back strengthening exercises. Our back is responsible for supporting our entire body every day which means it needs to be nice and strong.
Not only will strengthening the back keep your body fit and strong, it will also help improve overall body physique. As a physiotherapist, I see many back injuries. To avoid injury and get the best results, I recommend focusing on all the muscle groups that comprise your back (there’s quite a few). To strengthen and tone these muscles, you can complete the follow exercises as a circuit by doing 12 to 15 repetitions of each for a total of three rounds. You could also do three sets of 12 to 15 repetitions of each individual exercise before moving onto the next.
Here’s a look at my top 15 back strengthening exercises for women…
The deadlift is one of the most functional back strengthening exercises you can complete. It strengthens just about every muscle in your back and gives you a fantastic workout.