Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS demonstrates the best back exercises with the Powertec Workbench Multisystem.
About Ian Lauer
Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).
Hi I’m Ian Lauer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, here today to talk you about training your back. A lot of times people would focus on training the chest, bench press and incline press. They really focus on that but they neglect the back and then you end up with this, this round forward look, which puts you at risk for injury, more susceptible to injuring your shoulders and other body parts if your body is out of balance so you really have to focus on the back so today let’s talk about it.
One of the first exercises we are going to discuss is the Row. This is really a common exercise and still one of the best out there. This is just a bent over row, I’m going to take position protecting the lower back with the nice arch, chest up and squeeze back. Breathe out and squeeze and breathe out and squeeze. So the Barbell Row or as we are using it, this is the Row on this part of the machine is the perfect exercise to help build mass and thickness to the back.
Let’s move in to Straight Leg Dead Lift. Here we are, so in position, legs are going to be just slightly bent actually, flat back we are going to stretch and up. This is a Hamstring Exercise typically but you can’t deny the work that’s going on the lower back as well. It’s important to strengthen that lower back to avoid injury later on and to improve all of your exercises now as well as improve your athletic performance. Hamstrings into the lower back are vital. Okay, so that’s your Row and your Straight Leg Dead Lift.
You probably have seen Lat Pull Down so we are going to discuss that now, perfect exercise to help build those Lats as well as biceps. Let’s start with an Overhand Grip, nice and wide. We’re in position and pull, right here till the elbows are pulling down and back, shoulder blade squeezing together. Great exercise for the Lats. And then you want to focus on your biceps, bringing into the Rhomboids, we’re gonna go Under Hand grip right here, we’re in position and pull. Same exercise just a minor variation working that back.
So there you have it, Four (4) great exercises on the Multisystem right there. But let’s say you want more, well, good news. Powertec has attachments that go on like you see here this is the Row/Preacher Curl. You’re gonna see how easy this is to transition from 1 exercise to the next. We just drop this in, now you’re ready for a variation of the Row. We’re here and pull, squeeze, stretch and squeeze, stretch and squeeze.
Most machines when you buy them they are what they are but one of my favorite things about the Powertec line is you can buy the piece of equipment and then add on later the pieces like this or chest fly, leg extension and leg curl and really add on to your gym and build as you ready for it.
So there you have it a balance physique is an athletic physique so remember, when you are doing your chest exercises make sure that you balance it with the same number or even more back exercises
Until next time, I’m Ian Lauer.