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Would front squats involve lower traps?

I'm currently in need of strengthening my lower traps, but I also plan to be doing a lot of front squats (for a different reason). I'm sure front squats alone wouldn't be enough to strengthen my lower ...
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Does Lumbar roll for back support do anything? [closed]

Does keeping a lumbar roll behind ones back when sitting on a chair good for your back?
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Is there a way for self assessment of my lower back and abs muscles?

I would like to know if there any tests I can do at home to self assess of my lower back and abs muscles strength and other parameters?
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How much back work is required to counter-act high volumes pressing

What is the minimum amount of scapular work one needs, in order to maintain good posture when doing extremely high pressing volume, considering one starts with a back strength on elite level and a ...
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Spinal Alignment and the efficacy of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP)

For the past several months, my gym has been closed. I was going 4 times a week, always increasing the weight/reps, etc. I moved to a new city and got back to the gym, doing what I did before but with ...
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Workout to fix kyphosis/neck

This has been loosely answered before, but when I look this up online, I get a mix between exercises made for a 70 year old senior to improve shoulder mobility, and other articles that have a big ...
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Why do I feel comfortable with a round back rather than a straight one?

I'm a person whose average sitting hours are 8-9 hours so I believe I've a weak back. If I sit on the floor, why do I feel comfortable to round my back rather than sit with my back straight. If I try ...
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How can I improve my renegade row?

I've been using the ASICS Studio app for workouts recently. I've seen an improvement in my ability to do several exercises, but one of the ones that I still struggle with is the renegade row. I'm not ...
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Are stiff legged deadlifts and renegade rows enough to fulfill a back exercise requirements?

Particularly over bent over rows, which I don't like doing. And pull ups, which I cant do yet and don't have a bar in any case.
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How do I perform a V up on a pull up bar?

I am a new pole vaulter, and one of the exercises we've been doing is the V-up, touching your toes to your hands and further while hanging from a pull-up bar. My coach says most everyone should be ...
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McGill “Big 3” Exercises - The Side Plank

Dr. Stuart McGill has the "Big 3" core exercises that develop core strength without stressing your spine. For each exercise, a rep is a 10-second hold. In his book "The Back Mechanic" he says it's ...
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Back issues with single-leg deadlifts

So I've seen the following post, but there doesn't appear to be any mention of what the shoulders should do during a single-leg deadlift: Correct form and technique in single leg db deadlifts in ...
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What pull-ups with palms looking to each other give?

On some horizontal bars there also two bars positioned perpendicularly to the main bar. So when you grip them palms looking toward each other (as when you applaud). What training on such bars gives?
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Training upper back muscles with kettelbells (or other small equipment)

My studio gives no opportunity to mount pull up bar, and the pull up station takes too much place. I don't want to purchase any big devices because they take a lot of place. Can I train my upper back ...
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Back muscles training - swimming vs stand up paddling (SUP)

I'm looking for outdoor workout concentrated on back muscles. My current one (running, cycling) targets only legs and I don't have much to do in resting days... I have a lake nearby so I'm thinking ...
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Exercises for an overweight person to decrease weight who is also suffering from back ache due to long sitting hours

So I mostly have to sit at a desk for 13 hours a day, even on weekends (I'm an 18 year old student who is a bit over weight too) because of which I have severe back problems. I want to change this and ...
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Adverse effects from sitting for too long

I have a desk job which requires me to be seated for a wall 10 to 12 hours each day including weekends. I perform only minimum amount of physical activities and excercise each day for about half an ...
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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

I am a student and I usually have to sit at my study desk each day including weekdays and weekends for about 13 hours or more. I have a pretty hectic schedule and I sometimes suffer from back pain (...
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Posture and appearance [duplicate]

5’11, 140lbs male. Rounded and lowered shoulders, rounded upper back, slightly forward neck. Light Scoliosis and moderate pectus carinatum. Fall asleep on side, then sleep on stomach. Many hours ...
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What can I do to work on uneven shoulders / back?

During a bench press, on the way down, my spotters tell me that my barbell is coming down a bit slanted, which I think means that I have uneven shoulders / back. What can I do instead to correct this?...
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Back Brace for Posture?

I checked out this post about what to do about bad posture. I am basically sitting on my computer or writing most of the day. Other than regular muscle exercise, I was wondering if anyone knew of ...
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Does pushups help in straightning back?

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 ...
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Is it okay to take painkillers on daily basis? [closed]

I am cricketer and whenever i come back home after playing cricket it hurts a lot in my lower back and legs. And every day i take painkillers to reduce my pain. Is it okay to take painkillers on daily ...
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Uncategorized BACK muscles

Very often I hear the terms "middle back" as well as "lower back" aside from the traditional "Lats" and "Traps" which are defined by their actual name and not something like "side back training" for ...
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Rotator Cuff Muscles Categorization

Is the rotator cuff considered part of the shoulder or back? I heard on an Athlean X video I'll link below this one is a branch of the back muscles above and below the spine of the scapula, however ...
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Triceps/rear delt take over rows

Everytime I row my rear delts and also my long head of the tricep take over the row. I have also tried dumbbell/cable pull overs and it's the same time thing... my delts and arms get all the action ...
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Weight loss conundrum [duplicate]

I want to know how I can lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously. This is my current situation. I have fat chest. I have small arms. Fat stomach. Belly fat in back. I am going to gym four days ...
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How do I fix scapular winging? [closed]

I have a winged scapular on my left shoulder blade for many years. I start working out around two years ago. Sometime the winged scapular will disappear and someday it pops out again. I need a solid ...
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Home back exercises without equipment

What exercises can be done anywhere with no equipment, not even a bar for the upper back muscles and is as easy to learn as a bodyweight push up.
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How should I integrate 5K training with bodyweight exercises?

I have found a C25K plan that is 100% interval training with full runs only during the last few weeks. However, I don’t just want to be able to run a 5k. I also want to eventually get 6 pack abs so I ...
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Hex Bar Deadlift: Should my upper back be sore?

Not sure how I can elaborate on the title - thanks for input.
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How few weight lifting exercises can I do and still get a good workout of the back muscles?

I have just spent 1 month working out with weights in a gym. Currently I am doing pull downs (not yet strong enough for pull ups) and seated rowing for my back. The seated rowing seems to be involving ...
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Dislocated left shoulder, which core exercises are safe?

TL;DR I dislocated my left shoulder a month ago and it is slowly healing. Which exercises are safe to build my abs, chest and back? I have dislocated my left shoulder a month ago. It is no longer ...
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Alternative to lat pulldown

I know the Lat Pulldown is a great exercise for the back, but whenever I do it, my shoulder starts hurting. Is there an alternative to it in without overhead movement, where the hand does not move ...
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Is this back program complete?

I have some years of strength training experience but haven't lifted in a couple of years. To get back on track I am following a Starting Strengh/Stronglifts hybrid (basically stronglifts 3x5). I ...
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Cable Pulldown wrong muscle activation

I am doing this excercise for back. But what I felt was that my biceps were getting more tensed than my back, what is I am doing wrong? P.S. my trainer is worst, dont teach much , but office gym so ...
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Teaching Deadlifts and Kettlebell Swings

Deadlifts and Kettlebell Swings are both FANTASTIC compound exercises. However, in my experience I've found these exercises are frequently done incorrectly (with low back pain and/or intervertebral ...
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One side farmer carry

Why it is difficult to do one side farmer carry i.e I am carrying heavy weight only on one side. I can carry 60 pound each on my both hands in farmer carry. But one sided is hard enough. Is one side ...
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Lat pull-downs vs regular pull-ups

Is there a difference between lat pull-downs and regular pull-ups? Specifically the wide grip overhand version of both these exercises.
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Really Bad posture now hurting me whats the best solution?

Hi i am 17 year old and have been using computers since age of 11. I had bit lower back pains but never bothered to inquire about it. I have sat most of my life and now i am 17 since 2 years my back ...
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Bridge variations

Are the short-bridge (shoulders on the ground) and the straight bridge (hands stretched, back straight) as good for the back as a full-bridge? Or are these just a stepping stone to the full-bridge, ...
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Is it ok to arch one's back when performing lat pulldowns?

I am aware that one should avoid performing lat pulldowns with the bar behind the neck. (mirror) Is it ok to arch one's back when performing lat pulldowns? Example where the back is arched: Example ...
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Best Exercise For V-Shape Without Weights

What is the best calisthenics exercise to get a V-Shape as fast as possible? Thanks in advance!
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Uneven back flexibility?

I am relatively flexible in general (ie able to do a backbend), and when I'm doing a split with my right leg in front I can bend backwards and touch my head to my thigh pretty easily. I cannot do the ...
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one arm dumbell bent over row - is it a complete exercise for the back?

there is an exercise called one arm dumbbell bent over row. sometimes I like doing 10 sets of 10 reps alternating arms of this exercise with 60 Kg. It makes me feel very good, and after 24 hours or ...
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Back pain chart [closed]

Is there a chart describing via a figure or set of figures, with explanations, the different kinds of back pain one can experience and their causes? What about medical computer simulations, depicting ...
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How does one strengthen the muscle that keeps the neck erect?

This is really a two-part question: Which muscle keeps the neck upright? How does one strengthen it?
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Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...
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Ballerina's straight back

Is a straight back, as it is the case of ballet and also gymnasts, the result of stronger muscles or just a case of learning the "Correct Stance", that is, how to keep your back straight?
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Improvements to Curved Back while sitting on Heels and trying to get Back aligned with floor?

You sit on top of heels. You try to get back to the floor straight while bending backwards. A picture is here. The ideal position has the lumbar spine almost touching the floor, specifically the ...