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Throughout my years as a trainer, I’ve noticed that men love to train their upper body, whereas women tend to focus more on their lower body. There’s nothing wrong with having a favorite body part to work (mine is legs), but it’s important that we spend time strengthening all of our muscles in order to prevent muscular imbalances.

If you’re notorious for training the same muscle groups with the same exercises on repeat, it’s time to break that habit. We’ve curated some of the best back exercises you should begin to incorporate into your workouts to burn fat, build muscle, and increase your upper-body strength. If you aren’t sure where to begin, let the following upper-body workout inspire you.

The workout:

Before getting started, be sure to adequately warm up your body.

  • Plank dumbbell row: 10 reps
  • Deadlifts with front-row: 12 reps
  • Bicep curls: 12 reps
  • Bent-over row: 12 reps
  • TRX deltoid fly: 10 reps
  • Ball slams: 15 reps

Complete three sets, taking no more than 60 seconds of rest in between each exercise and two minutes of rest between each set. Don’t forget to cool down after your workout.

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