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Your back musculature is the most important muscle group on your whole body.
When your back is weak or injured, your whole life gets jacked up. It literally almost becomes impossible to stand up from a chair or even sit down without extreme pain on your couch.
Just as bad is when you are lifting with horrendous form and your back gives out. This typically happens with deadlifts, squats, and barbell rows.
When bad form meets heavy weights, you have a recipe for a total disaster. Unfortunately, this recipe is far too common in the commercial gym world.
We all have had back issues, but bad ones that trainees get from lifting are all preventable. There was a time early in my lifting career that I lifted with questionable form and it was leading to tweaks in my lower back.
I smartened up and I stopped the bleeding by relearning how to do every movement correctly. Using great form will drastically limit the number of injuries that your back will receive over your lifting career.
The barbell row is a timeless back-builder that will add thickness and shape to your back. Most meatheads can curl and bench their way to decent pecs and arms, but to develop your back you cannot fake hustle your way there.
Building your back demands hard work in the form of full range pull-ups, bent-over rows, and deadlifts. Basing your back training on heavy lean back lat pulldowns will not build the 3-D back you are looking to build.
I’ll holla at you next time,
The People’s Trainer,
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