Fixes a slouchy posture
Back muscles play a major role in keeping our body upright and maintaining proper posture. An underdeveloped back can cause shoulders to rotate internally which can lead to neck and shoulder pain. If you are suffering from any neck and
shoulder pain, here are the
15 yoga poses that can help relieve the strain.
Corrects muscle imbalance
Remember, muscle balance is required between opposing muscles to keep the bones centred while we move. Even if you have a steel-hard six-pack, not training your back to keep up with the abs muscles can possibly cause problems to the disc
in your lower spine.
Prevents back pain during pregnancy
Back pain is a universal problem most pregnant women experience, especially after passing the first trimester. This can be prevented by doing back exercises to increase your flexibility and strengthen your back muscles.
Don’t even get me started on the bra bulge…
Most women of every shape and size have that. It peeks out through a sleeveless top and shows through a tight shirt. It makes a cute outfit look bad and causes discomfort, and the list goes on. Back exercises can banish the bra bulge and
tighten the muscles in that area.
Gives you an hourglass figure
Crunches will NOT give you a tiny waist. However, you can create an illusion of a tiny waist by growing your lats – also known as V-taper. Other than that, you also need to incorporate glute exercises into your workout to achieve that
hourglass curve on the waist. Are you still squatting for a rounder butt? Try these
effective glute-focused exercises instead.
Gets you stronger overall
A strong back provides a solid base for stabilization while you are performing heavy lifting. If you are training hard but still hitting the lifting plateau (whatever exercise it is), that might be an indication of lacking a strong back.
Increases your metabolic rate
As we gain more muscles, our body metabolic rate increases because we need to burn more calories to maintain those muscles. (YUP, MORE FOOD!) Good thing is, our back is one of the easiest parts of the body to put on muscles (the other
one being legs). Well, that does not mean it is easy at all. So, read on…