I have found that many of my patients and online clients ignore their backs. Everyone likes to build their chests and shoulders (and arms), but the back gets neglected.
That’s a shame. For women who like to wear backless dresses, you want some muscle back there to show off (in my opinion anyway). For guys, it adds another element of power.
Pulling exercises work your back and this is a different variation to try. All you need are some dumbbells and a bench that can incline.
It’s pretty simple. You get on the bench with your chest parallel to the incline. Hold the dumbbells in each hand and pull perpendicular to the ground (straight up) while squeezing your shoulder blades together. Hold at the top then go back down.
You won’t be able to do as much as you do with a one-arm dumbbell row, but it still works your back nicely.
See this video of me showing more.