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September 23, 2021 3 min read

The best back exercises help to maintain spinal neutrality. For example, according to the National Spine Health Foundation, the popular superman exercise compresses ligaments and puts undue strain on the back's tiny joints. Additionally, overextending your spine repeatedly, like bending a paperclip, can be detrimental. Fortunately, the superman exercise can be done safely, even at the base of your own home, using resistance bands.

Resistance bands provide a practical, portable workout that can be done almost anywhere. As you gain strength, you can utilise a larger resistance band to target the muscles along your spine. Here are the five resistance-band back workouts to maintain a neutral spine while providing an excellent workout.

The Seated Row

The Seated Row exercise works the muscles between the shoulder blades. Before you start tugging, make sure the resistance band is wrapped around your feet.

  • Sit with your legs outstretched on a hard surface. Bend your knees slightly if you feel a thigh ache.
  • Wrap the band around both of your feet’ arches. One end of the band should be held in each hand.
  • Squeeze your shoulder blades together. This will allow you to extend your elbows back as far as possible, so hold for 2 to 3 seconds, then let go.
  • Rep ten more times, then execute three sets in a row.

The Upright Row

The Upright Row exercise helps to develop the muscles in the upper back. With a resistance band, you can strengthen your shoulder muscles as well.

  • With both feet, grasp the band's midsection. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Both ends of the band must be grasped.
  • Take a side-lying position, palms facing the ceiling. Move your thumbs forward.
  • Straighten your elbows and reach for the ceiling. Stop at shoulder level.
  • Hold for 2 to 3 seconds before gently lowering your arms. Repeat ten times, gradually up to three sets.

The Pull-apart 

The Pull-apart gets its name from the motion of the exercise. This workout targets the mid-back and can be used with resistance bands.

  • Knees bent slightly, feet somewhat broader than shoulder-width apart. One end of the band should be on each palm. Throughout the workout, keep your elbows straight.
  • Begin by stretching your arms out in front of you shoulder-high. To straighten your arms, squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull the band apart. During this workout, avoid shrugging your shoulders.
  • Hold it for 2 to 3 seconds, then let go. Rep ten more times, then execute three sets in a row.

The Pull-down 

The Pull-down works the major muscles of the back on both sides. This popular gym activity makes use of a resistance band.

  • Attach the centre of the band to a substantial item, such as a door frame.
  • One end of the band should be held in each hand. Your arms should be shoulder-width apart and shoulder-width apart.
  • Draw the band toward your chest by squeezing the muscles in your side back. Your elbows will flex as a result of this. Stop when your hands reach shoulder height.
  • Hold this again for 2 to 3 seconds, then let go. Repeat ten more times for a total of three sets.

The Deadlift

The Deadliftis performed to strengthen the lower back and legs. This exercise can be done with or without a barbell or a resistance band.

  • Firmly grasp the band's midsection. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. Both ends of the band must be grasped.
  • Hinge forward at the hips while keeping your knees straight. Avoid doing a low-back circle. This is the first step.
  • As you stand, lift your chest and drive your hips forward. Hold the position for 2 to 3 seconds before returning to the hip-hinge position. Rep ten more times, then execute three sets in a row.

Conclusion

Looking to superheroes as our main inspiration for fitness may seem too idealistic, but they’re fun goals to achieve anyway. However, you must exercise with caution and safety in mind simply to avoid injuries. 

With these five superman-inspired workouts and your new resistance bands, you eliminate the need for expensive gym equipment and trips outside of your home yet still achieve your desired fitness goals.

If you’re looking for thebest resistance bands, POWERBANDS® offer resistance band equipment that aims to meet your fitness goals. Shop our collections now and transform your life through movement!


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