Back workouts are great preparation for when you want to wear a nice strapless dress or top in the summer and you don’t want any wobbly bits bulging over the top. It’s muffin top for your shoulders! Not a great look!
So it’s always really important to remember that you need to exercise within your ability, don’t over work or over stretch yourself and keep your form right otherwise you could do some damage and nobody will be able to see your hard work if you’re lying in bed because you can’t move from overdoing it!
So here’s how to do a dumbbell row:
2. Whilst keeping the weights down bend over with a flat back until you are parallel with the floor and keeping your legs slightly bent.
3. Bend your elbows and pull the weights up towards your body until your arms are level with your body in a rowing motion. (remember to squeeze your back muscles and engage your abs whilst doing this to get the maximum results)
4. Then release and lower your arm slowly and keeping it controlled (don’t lock your elbows!) and then repeat. Do this for 10 – 15 times and then swap and repeat with the opposite arm.
5. Repeat a rep of each arm up to 3 times.
Note: An alternative to this exercise is to use a step or platform, raise one leg and row with one arm at a time (the opposite arm to the raised leg, whilst your weight free hand is resting on your raised thigh).
If you do this a couple of times a week you’ll be able to start increasing the weights and eventually have a back to make a supermodel jealous!!
Love Roo xx