Your back muscles are some of the most important muscles of your core, especially those of the upper back, which are what help us have good posture. Or at least we wish we had good posture, right?
To work the upper back, you typically do a lot of pulling and rowing motions - Kind of like the moves you do when you work your lats, except the emphasis and positioning changes so that your upper back is doing all the work.
Choosing Your Exercises
Beginners: Choose 1-2 exercises and perform 1-2 sets of 12-16 reps
Inter/Adv: Choose 2-4 different exercises - For example, a barbell high row followed by a T-pull with resistance back. Try a variety of moves with different types of equipment to work your muscles in a different way. Try for 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps, resting between sets
- Use enough weight or resistance that you can ONLY complete the desired number of reps.