A strong back is hot. Not only for our body but also for our mind. Why? If we stand and sit up tall it helps us feel stronger and more confident. We walk and feel different.
When it comes to our health it is important to take care of our back. In our everyday life, we tend to push things more than pull. This means our chest muscles get more trained than our back, but you should try to keep yourself balanced and to avoid neck, shoulder or long-term back pain.
Let’s have a look at the backs anatomy. It includes the latissimus dorsi, trapezius, erector spinae, rhomboid, and the teres major.
The Latissimus Dorsi: muscles (also known as the Lats) are the largest muscles of the back and serve a lot of different functions. The muscles are found on the sides of the back and used for flexibility and extension for the upper body as well as rotation.
The trapezius: muscles are located between your shoulder and your neck. Your traps are quite a complex set of muscles. They control the shoulder blades, which play for example a role in neck movement and head support.
Erector spinae: The erectors are a bundle of muscles that line your spinal column from the lower to the upper back. They allow you to flex and extend your back in any direction. With good training, they will improve your total body strength.
Rhomboids: The rhomboids act to retract the scapula and rotate it to depress the glenoid cavity. They are activated as you bring and squeeze your scapula or shoulder blades back and together.
Teres major: is located underneath the lats. Pulling the arms downwards and rotating them inwards are functions from this small, yet important muscle.
Now that you understand a bit more how your back is working let’s give it some workouts. Come to Motion Fitness and we work together on our sex backs.