Let’s get BACK into the game!

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you all liked the last exercise I gave y’all and ready for the next one. Today we are going to focus on what exercise to do throughout the corse of a day.

We all want that Arnold Schwarzenegger back, but the chances of that happening are slim, at best. Okay now, take a deep breath, it’s going to be okay. Look at it this way: his job was working out and pushing his body to the limits. You and I, on the other hand, have to manage the stress of school and work at the same time. But just in case you think you can handle one of Arnold’s back workout, then try this one.

What years of dedication looks like.

What years of dedication looks like.

I have this friend of mine that hardly ever goes to the gym and his back’s massive. I hate to admit it, but I was really jealous. Not because of the fact that he had a bigger back than me, but because he rarely went to the gym. So one day, after sucking up my pride, I asked him what his secret was. He told what it was, and now I’m going to pass that secret along with you.

Where do you think the number one room that most college students and people spend their time at? College students frequently enter and leave their rooms numerous times in a day. Here’s the secrete to a better back: put a pull-up bar on your door and do three-to-five pull-ups every time you walk into and walk out of the room. The best part is that you can get one on amazon relatively cheap compared to other exercising equipment.

Pull-Ups for a better and stronger back.

Pull-Ups for a better and stronger back.

Every time you walk into and out of your room just take about five seconds to do a few pull-ups. You’d be surprised how effective a few pull-ups here and there will be towards your physical well-being. Here are some of the benefits of pull-ups:

  • Rely on body weight, so you don’t need any additional equipments, besides the pull-up bar.
  • Strengthens your latissimus doris muscles. Also known as your “latts.”
  • Strengthens your rhomboids
  • Increases arm strength and muscles.
  • Also an effective cardiovascular workout.

Here’s what you’re going to do. Your starting position is when you’re hanging from the bar with your palms facing away from you. Then you’re going to contract your arms until you chin is either parallel or slightly above the bar.

Starting position of a pull-up.

Starting position of a pull-up.

Then you are going to come back down, but in a controlled manner. Don’t transgress in a fast manner from the ending position to your starting potion because you don’t want to hurt yourself.

Ending position of a pull-up.

Ending position of a pull-up.

A lot of people don’t like to do pull-ups due to a variety of reasons, but performing back workouts are essential to developing an even balance of upper body strength.

Here’s an overview of todays workout.

  • Begin in the starting position.
  • Face your palms away from you.
  • Slow contract your arms until you are at the ending position.
  • Once you are at the ending position, hold that position for about a second and squeeze your back.
  • In a controlled manner, slowly transition into the ending position.
  • Repeat three-to-five times every time you walk into and out of your room.

You may not have time to knock out 100 pull-ups in half an hour, and thats okay. But here’s my challenge to you: Try to knock out 100 pull-ups every other day in the course of a day. Just do a few pull-ups when you walk into and out of your room.

Here’s one of my favorite cliches. “Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

Best of luck everybody!

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”  – Audrey Hepburn

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