Want A Strong Back? (Do This Back Exercise!) Too often we waste exercises by not actually working the muscles intended. And then we wonder why we aren’t seeing the results we want. But we have to remember that if we don’t feel the correct muscles working, those muscles aren’t reaping the benefits. This even goes for those back exercises you’re including in your workouts. Tend to feel your neck or shoulders or even your biceps working instead of your upper back during rows or pull ups? Struggling to feel like all of that back strengthening work is leading to the results you want, like improving your pull ups so you can do that first full one? Then you need to make sure your back is actually what is powering your pulling moves. And if it isn’t, you need to potentially modify so your arms can’t compensate. You need to start by addressing your scapular mobility and stability to actually get your back powering the pull!
This is excellent info
Sometimes the intonation in your speaking makes it kind of hard to catch your saying. It's not too bad though.
great info, great muscle gal, and great shorts!
Did a lat pulldown session. Felt almost nothing in the lats.
Next week I did slow pull up negatives and my lats lit up almost immediately.
Your videos are fantastic for teaching form. i was unable to do a full pushup (I'm getting back to weight training after years off) until I watched your push up video. Then I was able to do it! Felt it in my abs the next day so that is holding me back for now but not for long!
I need a workout of exercises to make my boobs flatten.because i don't like,can you give me how to do that in exercise? Thank you ma'am.god blessed you❤
You're my hero! I have scoliosis and have been killing myself trying to get in shape. Your knowledge and experience instantly answer so many questions. The miracle is that I found this the same week it was posted instead of 5 years later. Yay! If I could only figure out why my anterior tendonitis has come back with a vengeance. Out of nowhere, I was unable to put any weight on my right foot yesterday. It's much better today, but I'm still limping around.
Really good explanation,
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this is great! I will definitely start doing this daily. I have such poor mobility in my back. I have awful muscle knots which hinders my range of motion. My upper back area sometimes feels like cement and barely moves so I'll start doing this. Thanks for all your great videos!
Does that move work the same as back-flys?
Just what I needed to hear.I will program this move into my program right now.
i do 2 moves that are similar. i have four resistance cables that are anchored and i do a reverse fly. the tension is so strong that i can only move it a short distance so i know its isolated to mostly my back. i also do a kettle bell row with a cable going thru the handle of the bell and i stand on the cable. this makes the weight really heavy and i can only bring it up a tiny bit but again, i know its isolating the back muscle.
Brilliant 😊 helping me move from chin ups to pull ups, that’s where my weakness lies
very smart to use that particular TOP
so the extra strap makes even more clarity
Hi Cori - Do scapular pullups provide the same benefits as the exercises you mentioned here for that strong back? I believe it involves rotation and retraction of the scapula.
Really helpful video for someone wanting to do more more pull-ups! Thanks Cori!
I love it! I see so many people push through an exercise they aren't really ready for when taking a step back like this is what they need. I love breaking down the exercise into its components like this and working on just one piece, like the shrug for the row.
Hi Cori, as always, your advice is always optimally effective. My question: for those of us able to do the face pull, isn't it also effective in achieving the scapular activation as demonstrated here? Thank you for all your videos. I find them very inspiring and motivational in helping me to maintain a balance in my nutrition and activity .