Straight back is very important thing and most of the people does not have a straight back. Normally people tend to sit with bending and hence faces problems in long run.

Does pushups help in getting a straight back? If yes, which sort of pushups are recommended? else, which exercise will help the most in achieving a straight back?

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There are different types of back exercises you can do to help work on a straight back and good posture, I'll name a few. Before I do though I want to point out that working on flexibility in your back, core, hips and shoulders will be AS IMPORTANT as working on strenght.

Deadlift / Bend over row: If you do these exercises with proper form you'll create a very strong back which will help keep your back straight.

Front squat: This is one most people wouldn't expect to see here but I'll explain why. When you properly do a front squat, you'll force thoracic extension. If you can't do this it's probably because you're hip flexors are too tight. You'll need to work on that to get a straight back.

Pull-ups: You can do many different versions of the pull up to work on your overall back. Make sure you focus on the fact that your shoulders are retracted and that you do proper form pull-ups. Don't force reps while swining and kicking up your legs, this won't help you get a good back.

Superman: This is a simple bodyweight exercise you can do on the floor without any equipment which focusses on strength and flexibility.


WALL ANGLES is the exercise which strengthens your back and your abs.It also a good test to judge your current range of motion and see how far you have come a few weeks or month down the roadenter image description here

CLOSE GRIP ROW is the exercise that targets your upper and mid back.This action pulling your shoulders blades together for a good posture.enter image description here

SUPERMAN is the simple body weight exercise which strengthens the entire back and stretches the front of body as wellenter image description here These exercise help you a lot to straightening the back.

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