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Why you should be training your back

When scrolling through Instagram and YouTube there is an abundance of great content available on how to train your glutes! And while many of us do strive to achieve a peachy perfection it is important to remember that there are other important areas in our body that also require a little bit of TLC.

With many of us spending a large amount of time in front of a screen, strengthening the muscles in our back is becoming increasingly important. But why you might say?

A strong back will help you keep a good posture while seated, if your muscles are not strong enough your shoulder blades will rotate forward over time. This can lead to neck pain and headaches. And not mention it can lead to longterm bad posture – and let’s be honest a Kim K and Hunchback of Notre Dame fusion is not a great look for anyone.

So what can you do about it?

  • Include exercises that target your back 2-3 times a week.
  • Focus on compound lifts such as the deadlift which targets the entire posterior chain of your body.
  • Work with a physiotherapist to release some of the built up tension.
  • Get advice from a trainer if you are new to strength training, a good training plan will help you get the most out of your sessions and hit your goals.

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