Weak middle back

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    Mar 17, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
    So I went to the chiropractor to get my back check due to a minor injury. He told me that my upper and lower back are well developed except for the middle part so all the tension goes right there. He told me I should be doing some exercises concentrating in developing my middle back. Does anyone knows what exercises might help?
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  • UncleverName

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    Mar 17, 2009 9:29 PM GMT
    My mid back tends to give me the most grief. That's where I keep my tension/stress, I think.

    I've been trying to do twists to get it more active.
    So lay on your back on the floor, feet flat, knees bent. Put your left leg over your right, so that your knees are basically stacked, move your butt a little to the left, then let both legs fall (still bent) onto the floor on the right side of your body. Look to your left with your head, and even stretch out your left arm away from your body, palm up. To deepen it, take your right hand and pull gently on your left leg to pull it closer to the floor.

    Switch sides afterwards, of course.

    Something else to do is go look up yoga moves. There are quite a few that stretch that area of the back.
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    Mar 17, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    my lower and mid back are the baddies. My pilates teacher is working on it with me, but not sure about normal exercises... Upper back and shoulders strong, middle not

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    Mar 17, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    Which muscle group did your chiropractor say was the offending culprit? You may try getting a second opinion.
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 17, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    First, get a second opinion!!!!! When it comes to the back, GET A SECOND OPINION!!!


    And don't mention about the first doctor or his prognosis until after the second doc gives you a prognosis.
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    Mar 17, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    When I had a personal trainer he told me after every set of doing seated rows to keep holding the weight and concentrate on the middle of the back. You won't actually be moving the weight but the muscle of your back will feel like it is being worked. Basically a rhomboid exercise.
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    Mar 18, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    I supposed I could get a second opinion. Didn't think of that since he was recommended by a couple of friends but that's a good idea.
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    Mar 18, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    Yoga. Your back will love you after it recovers.
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    Mar 18, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    Hopefully your gym has a T-bar row machine. Check out this link: www.bodybuilding.com/fun/midback.htm for some excellent exercises for the midback.
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    Apr 07, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    Thank you all!!!