The Best Exercises for Your Back

Corinna van Gerwen
Healthy Living
May 1, 2012
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: getty</div><div class="caption-title"></div><b>Getting started What you need:</b> An exercise mat and a pair of five- to 10-pound dumbbells. Choose a weight that challenges you while allowing you to complete 10 to 12 repetitions for two to three sets. Before you begin: Warm up for three minutes with a brisk walk or by stepping from side to side on the spot. Then, standing with your feet hip width apart and knees slightly bent, raise your arms out to your sides and gently squeeze your shoulder blades backwards toward each other. Isolate the movement in your mid-back, and avoid waving with your arms; your shoulders should move only an inch or so. Repeat for one minute.

Improve your posture, prevent injury, build muscle and sculpt a strong silhouette with these eight exercises for your back.


A new way to stretch out back pain

8 reasons your back hurts

8 arm exercises for women

What to Read Next

Have you tried this yet?

It’s a great way to meet singles over 45

Print & Apply Labels

Save time & money! Print and apply custom labels. Printers from $1095.

Estate Living in Liberty Knolls at Colonial Forge

Upscale homes & the area’s largest wooded homesites w/ a 1/3 of an acre—located by schools, I-95 & VRE. From the $400s!

Barbra Streisand: Remembering Babs – 73 years

The trophies bear the the names: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

Unlimited Plan @ Cricket Wireless

$65/mo after $5 auto pay credit. Incl. talk, text & data. Add’l fees & restr’s’ apply. See offer details.

Do You Have Protection From the Threat of ID Theft

If personal information is stolen, ID theft may not show up until months later, after the damage is done. Join for protection to start immediately.