Back Workout Tips & Tricks

Training my back is one of my favourites. It's essential to train your back muscles to achieve symmetry, balance, and prevention of lower back pain. I like to incorporate at least two compound moments during my back workouts, such as pull-ups, deadlifts, rows, and pull-downs. Having compound movements help to build multiple muscles at once in comparison to isolated exercises; I like more bang for my buck. However, I don't neglect  isolated exercises because they help with more detail and muscle imbalances.

A quick tip to improve your back workouts is to focus on the range of motion and getting that nice squeeze when you’re contracting the muscle. It's not about how much weight you can lift, but it's about consistency and efforts. I also like to throw in partials reps during my back workouts because it tricks my body into beating plateaus. To clarify, partials reps are half reps. After you think you're done with your set, keep pushing with three to five partial reps. This method works well for me because it pushes my body from what its used to and help build more muscle gains.