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  1. Vik is offline

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    Shoulder and Back Exercises

    I'm extremely lacking in shoulder and back strength, as well as the knowledge of what types of exercises strengthen those muscles. I'm aware of the shoulder press but that's the only exercise I know that helps the shoulders.

    What other types of exercises or presses are there that strengthen primarily the back and shoulder?
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    Military/Shoulder/overhead press is a must. Best if done standing up, that way you use your core to stabilize yourself.

    Then you also have upright rows, front raises and shoulder shrugs for shoulders. However, for me, all three of those hurt me for some reason. They just don't feal natural.

    For back, you have bent over rows, mid-row, but, most importantly: PULL UPS AND CHIN UPS. Those are a must.

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    Face pulls on the cable are awesome for shoulders. So are push presses. For your back, deadlifts, pullups, pull downs, rows, hypers, reverse hypers, good mornings.
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    ^^^ What they said. Also, Deadlift is crucial for lower back strength and core strength in general. Romanian shoulder press(I think that's what it's called) is good for back as well.
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    Yes, I totally missed the lower back. Deadlift is awesome for that. Just make sure you have proper form before packing on the weight.

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    If you want a wussy exercise you can do first thing in the morning (that is actually useful too), lie face down on your stomach, put your hands next to your shoulders and arch your back up, making sure to keep your hips down. If you do about 30 each morning you're less likely to injure your lower back.
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    Thanks guys, I have to go try some of that **** out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothene
    If you want a wussy exercise you can do first thing in the morning (that is actually useful too), lie face down on your stomach, put your hands next to your shoulders and arch your back up, making sure to keep your hips down. If you do about 30 each morning you're less likely to injure your lower back.
    That the same thing a superman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothene
    If you want a wussy exercise you can do first thing in the morning (that is actually useful too), lie face down on your lady, put your hands on her tits and arch your back up, making sure to keep your hips down and penis in. If you do about 30 each morning you're less likely to injure your lower back.

    Fixed that for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateNinja5000
    That the same thing a superman?
    No, it's called "up dog", or "upward facing dog" in yoga. It's not a way to strengthen, but rather stretch your back. It is correct though that it is excellent for your back and does help prevent injury. Mostly because we always stretch our low backs in the opposite direction, and seldom in that direction. Up dog is actually a good way to help prevent disc injuries.
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