The self-titled Buff Dudes have just posted a new video online that shows you how to get a complete back workout in order to build strength and definition in this area.
Most men who go to the gym are primarily interested in building their chest and arm muscles, but the back is equally important because a strong back will make it easier to perform a wide range of different exercises with a lower risk of injury, and will also give you an improved physical appearance as well.
Therefore you should hopefully find this video useful because you can perform all of these exercises in your local gym, and they are all extremely effective:
Deadlift (4 sets of 10 reps)
This has always been one of the most popular compound exercises that you can do because not only does it strengthen your entire back, but it also works a number of other muscle groups as well.
Pull-Ups (4 sets of 10)
This exercise is a lot more challenging if you have never done pull-ups before, but it does get easier with practice, and is extremely beneficial if you are looking to build a bigger and stronger back.
Single Arm Dumbbell Rows (4 sets of 10)
The single arm row is one of the easiest exercises in this particular back workout because it is an isolation exercise that you can do fairly easily with a heavy dumbbell. It is well worth doing, however, because it really works your lats and your traps.
Straight Arm Pull-Downs (3 sets of 12)
Also included in this workout is the straight arm pull-down exercise, but this one is performed on an incline bench so that you are facing away from the cable. The reason why is because it gives you a greater range of motion, and subsequently strengthens the back more than a standard pull-down.
Back Extensions (3 sets of 12)
To complete this workout, you should end by doing some back extensions, which you don’t often see people doing in the gym, but is very important because it strengthens and stabilises your lower back. Therefore this will enable you to perform deadlifts and other exercises with less chance of getting injured.