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Workout/Excercise Question

Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:22 pm

I know we have people here who are workout and excercise junkies/fanatics  Laugh out loud So I have a question for you.

What kind of excercises can I do to strengthen my back? Mostly my lower back, and then my middle back. I dont have access to a weight room. Thanks
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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:52 pm

See if this site does any good.

http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html


This is the specific link to the back page http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/WaistWt.html#anchor1945210

They have stuff for dumbells and streches and machines.


I am still planing on how I am going to set up my weight set, but there seems to be some pretty good excercise suggestions there.
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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:44 pm

I would get one of those resistance ropes that stretch and you can use that if you don't have access to a weight room.
 
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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:01 pm

One of the best things you can do to strenghten your lower back is to work on your abdominals. Stomach crunches not only strenghthen abdominal muscles (which support your back), but they tend to work muscles in your lower back as well. Performing stomach crunches on an exercise ball is especially beneficial as you are often working more than one set of muscles in your lower abdomen at the same time.

 
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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:27 pm

If you dont have a weight room, then what do you have that you cna use? dumbbels? Anything?
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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:05 am

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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:17 am

What kind of excercises can I do to strengthen my back? Mostly my lower back, and then my middle back.

Deadlifts are definitely the best lower back exercise. They require no equipment beyond a barbell or a pair of dumbbells. While deadlifts are not dangerous if you use proper form, they can be risky if your form is not correct, so it's best to start with very light weights and concentrate on form.
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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:12 pm

Thanks for the responses everybody, they were useful.

L-188,

Great website, I will keep it bookmarked. Thanks  Smile

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RE: Workout/Excercise Question

Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:29 pm

No problem.....

I recommend Arnold's book, The encyclopedia of Bodybuilding too.

He does a lot about physiology and how to isolate muscles in it.

They used it for a reference on that site.
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