How to build strong upper back? (Part 1)

One of the popular exercises that we see on back strength is back row, which is a great one, but it only is effective if you have these three pre-requisites:

1/Have a sense of awareness of your upper back; if you don’t have it, you could potentially do the whole back row exercises designed for upper back strength, using your shoulders. 

To improve your upper back awareness, try this.

2/ Posture, posture, posture! If you have a rounded back, stiff chest, and too much tension on your neck, you wouldn’t be able to benefit from the back row exercises. If I were you, I would focus on your posture first. 

Try this to release tension in your upper back, and improve your overall posture:

3/Scapula Control. You won’t have a solid upper back if you don’t know how to move and control your scapula. In this video, I show you how to take your upper body strength to the next level by incorporating scapula mobility and strength. 

Give these movements a try, and let me know how stronger you feel in your upper back. If you’d like to incorporate a more regular movement routine to your life, check out our online studio for a week using the code “7DAYTRIAL”.

Hedi Shah Movement Specialist . Trauma-informed PT . Heart Resonance Therapist

“It’s not only about moving your body; it’s about connecting to your body when you move.”