Regardless of your fitness level, it's easy to forget about what you can't see – your back. But you won’t get a celeb-worthy back with cardio alone. So step off the treadmill and head into the weight room to get a strong, sexy back that will rival Jessica Biel's.
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This is a full upper-body exercise that emphasizes your lats (the muscles that help you pull your arm
down and back).
Lie on your back on a bench (or floor if you don't have a bench), feet flat on the bench (or floor), knees bent; hold a weight in both hands or a weight in each hand over your chest, arms straight up. Lower the weight or weights straight back behind your head until your arms are in line with your torso and parallel to the floor. If you are not using a bench, lower your arms until the weights are just above but not touching the floor .
Keeping your arms straight, pull your arms to start position over your chest. As you reach start position, think about tightening your lat muscles. Do one to two sets of 15 repetitions each.
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