HEY SUGA!! Today, we're toning your beautiful back. Get ready to WOW the crowd next time you slip into a low cut, backless number! Achieving those strong, sexy lines in your back is all about targeting the right group of upper body muscles. We're talking about working your lats, deltoids, traps, and rhomboid!
For a quick guide on where these muscles are located, take a look at our diagram below!
Now, let's get to the workout! We put together 5 of our best moves for sculpting each area. All you need is a set of dumbbells!
Avoid injury and give your upper bod some major love with these pointers:
1. Start with lighter weights for lateral and front raises to prevent overworking your deltoids. 2. In almost every move, we want you to maintain a slight bend in your elbow. This is really important to prevent any injury to your shoulders and neck!
Go through the entire routine 2-3 times a few times a week for maximum upper back toning!
Get ready to inspire JT with your Sexy Back!
Download your printer friendly Move Guide HERE!!
Tones deltoids and traps!
Begin with a dumbbell in each hand, arms by your sides and a slight bend at the elbow. Keep shoulders down as you raise your arms directly out to the side while still maintaining the slight bend at your elbow. Slowly lower back down. Complete 10-12 reps.
Tones lats, traps, and biceps!
Begin with your feet together, knees slightly bent and upper body hinged slightly forward at the hips while engaging your core. Let your arms hang directly in front of your chest with a dumbbell in each hand. From here, lift the weights up by your chest while pulling your elbows directly behind you. Make sure to keep your arms tucked by your side. Slowly lower back down.
Complete 15 reps.
Tones your deltoids and traps!
Begin with your feet together and arms in front of your body, palms facing down with a dumbbell in each hand. Maintain a slight bend at the elbow as you raise your arms directly in front of you until your arms are parallel with the ground. Slowly lower back down.
Complete 10-12 reps.
Sculpts your deltoid, rhomboid, and traps!
Begin with feet together, a slight bend at your knees and upper body hinged forward at the hips. Maintain a slight bend at the elbow with your arms directly in front of your chest, palms facing each other, and a dumbbell in each hand. Open both arms out to the side until your hands are in line with your shoulders. Slowly lower back to start.
Complete 15 reps
Sculpts your deltoids and triceps!
Begin with feet together, a dumbbell in each hand and arms raised at a 90 degree angle with elbows in line with shoulders. Raise the dumbbells directly above your head. Make sure to keep your shoulders neutral throughout the movement. Slowly lower back down.
Complete 15 reps.