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    Hi just wondering if anyone knows any good exercises for back muscles with or without using weights?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    pull-ups,chin-ups

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    • #3
      What's is wrong with your back? Are you trying to build muscles? Do you have a sore back? What is your purpose? Then I can make a suggestion.

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      • #4
        purely for building muscles, dont have any problems with my back haha.

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        • #5
          incline bench pressing, military presses and elevated push ups and also decline bench pressing.............................

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hardball View Post
            incline bench pressing, military presses and elevated push ups and also decline bench pressing.............................
            thats chest he asked for back mate.

            you should aim to hit the back on the 3 main sections. fairly simple to do.

            for the uppermost part of the back you can do shrugs.

            upper middle do lat pulldowns

            for lower/middle seated cable rows.

            you can find them all here with videos
            http://www.coopersguns.com/videos/ex...-encyclopedia/

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            • #7
              I see, thanks for the help, Ive been using weights regularly for quite a while now but have neglected my back muscles a bit so gota do a bit of catch up with them.

              thanks heaps for the replies, if you have any more advice it will be much appreciated.

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              • #8
                The chest is the agonist muscle and the back is the antagonist thus those exercises help both the back and the chest.

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                • #9
                  Pull-ups
                  Seated pulley rows
                  Bent over dumbell rows
                  Upright rowing
                  Dumbell Shrugs

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                  • #10
                    lift irOn. i love lifting weights. i want to be like joe davola from seinfeld, and have a big bench press set sitting in the middle of my shitty studio apartment so i can lift weights all night long while i weep and smoke herb. weight lifting is a discipline in itself.

                    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQwVXuEKnNU[/YOUTUBE]

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hardball View Post
                      The chest is the agonist muscle and the back is the antagonist thus those exercises help both the back and the chest.
                      no it doesnt, sorry you are wrong. the effect is so minor it will produce virtually no results.
                      the lowering motion is still done by the chest,triceps and front deltoids.
                      the back is involved but to such a small extent it wont produce any real results.

                      if you want back exercises then do back exercises.

                      Show me one person that has built a huge back on chest press......

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ghost View Post
                        no it doesnt, sorry you are wrong. the effect is so minor it will produce virtually no results.
                        the lowering motion is still done by the chest,triceps and front deltoids.
                        the back is involved but to such a small extent it wont produce any real results.

                        if you want back exercises then do back exercises.

                        Show me one person that has built a huge back on chest press......
                        I was assuming he wanted to tone his back and not build huge back muscles.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.ast-ss.com/training/exerc...p?bp=Back&pn=1

                          Here you go! A full list of back exercises and how to execute them.

                          Oh, and hi guys. It's been a long time since I've posted :P

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Hardball View Post
                            I was assuming he wanted to tone his back and not build huge back muscles.
                            what does tone mean?

                            you either build muscle or you dont, you cant tone it as such.

                            even so hed not get anywhere with chest exercises for his back, bench press has nothing to do with the back other some slight flexion caused by the movement of the chest. it doesnt work antagonistically in the bench press motion. the downward movement in the bench press is the relaxation of the chest not the contraction of the back.

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                            • #15
                              I'm not sure, but it seems like the original poster's goals are purely looks-based, he wants to make his back bigger, and he seems to be implying that his chest is already developed, so there's an imbalance, which often leads to injuries besides looking funny. There's no performance implications, just pure bodybuilding...

                              Many bodybuilding sites will have lots of exercises. If you're really so far behind, start off with the big ones and keep away with the more isolated exercises that build little back parts here and there. Among the things you should focus on right now: at least one or two vertical pulling movements (I like weighted pullups and chinups for this), and at least one horizontal pulling movement (I like bent-over rows for this). To whatever extent you can, stay away from machines, which isolate more and more -- right now, you want to hit every muscle in your back that you can, and so stick with freeweights and bodyweight movements which will force you to use all the little stabilizers that machines remove from the equation. Once you build a base you're happy with, then you can fine-tune with more isolated movements.

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