DON’T Forget the Backside!!

Don’t forget to work your backside!

I know that you can only see the front, but the stuff on the back side is more important!

All of the muscle along your posterior chain (back half of the body) work together to allow you to stand in an erect posture, pick things up, reach over your head, and have a healthy neck, back and shoulders. As a general rule of thumb remember to work the back half of the body 1.5 times as much as the front side. That means that you should do 3 exercises for the back side of your body, for every 2 exercises for the front side (assuming equal number of sets).

The result is that you will be healthier, have less pain and, well, have a better backside.

Here are a few of my favorite Posterior Chain Exercises:

Chin-up with Eccentric Thoracic Extension

Glutehams

Reverse Hypers

Feel Free to add weight on all of these. These are just 3 of my favorites, but there are so many more!

 

 

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