Putting your back into it - any suggestions?

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    Feb 03, 2010 1:22 PM GMT
    So like all guys, there's some exercises I really like - doing my pecs, doing squats (yadda, yadda).

    There's others I don't really like - shoulders for example - but I grit my teeth, focus on the muscle contraction itself and think about the results I will see for it.

    Back, I really struggle with.
    For one thing, I don't seem to get particularly good gains in strength or size on my back, so the incentive is not so great. It's of course hard to see you're back, and I find it hard to visualise the muscle mechanics to get me through the exercise. I find back just makes me tired, but I don't feel like I'm really hitting it.

    I still do it, don't get me wrong. I hit it every 5 days. I mix up the exercises I do, usually 3 exercises (4 sets) consisting of either:
    - straight arm pull down
    - bent over row
    - seated row
    - lat pull down

    But I reckon there's got to be a way to get more out of my back workout - both in terms of enjoyment and progress.. so I'm keen for suggestions..
  • DCEric

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    Feb 03, 2010 2:01 PM GMT

    You will see yourself start off struggling to do them, and then over time they will get easier. Just a thought if that is what will motivate you.
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    Feb 03, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    Hmm.. that's not a bad idea..

    I'd definitely be pretty average to begin with I think.. which would spur me on to want to improve (because I'm competitive with myself like that) and that sort of challenge could be motivating.
  • TexanMan82

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    Feb 04, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    It's because you need to work out your back like a man

    oh, and DEADLIFTS