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Sheaf Workout: Baby got back

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Building a strong back requires an overall body balance and a combination of exercises. Training should incorporate a workout that targets distinct back-muscle groups — such as the latissimus dorsi, trapezius and erector spinae — to maintain a levelled and even back.

Be sure not to round your spine in exercises such as the barbell deadlift, landmine row and rope lat pulldown, as this technique is incorrect and may lead to injuries. Follow these exercises for a complete back workout.

1. Barbell deadlift

2. Landmine row

3. Rope lat pulldown

4. Alternating front raises

Jenna Leung

Graphics: Lesia Karalash / Graphics Editor

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