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5 Moves That Target Your Back Muscles

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Dawn McCrystal, M.S., R.C.E.P., C.S.C.S.

Bending, lifting, sitting at your desk, and other common maneuvers can eventually cause pain. That’s why keeping your back in mind when crafting your workout is essential to your health and wellbeing.

Exercise to Prevent Back Pain

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Dawn McCrystal, M.S., R.C.E.P., C.S.C.S.

Showing your back muscles some love can actually be achieved with moves that target them specifically as well as total-body exercises that help promote fluid movement and prevent your back from becoming overburdened.

Protect Your Back While You Work Out

Written by 
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Brian Wright

Protecting your back likely isn’t top of mind when you start your workout. It’s important to remember that in the process of strengthening one part of your body, you could be straining another too—and, in many cases, it is your back.