In a study conducted by the researchers at the Western Illinois University, women rated a muscular back as one of the sexiest male body parts. We don’t need a study to prove men dig a sexy back in a woman – Justin Timberlake, anyone?
If you’re a competitive bodybuilder, your back can be a deciding factor in where you place in a contest. Arnold recalls losing to Sergio Oliva in his first Mr. Olympia contest because he got overwhelmed with how wide Sergio’s back was.
Arnie mentions Oliva’s back literally blocked all the light in the room. If a strong and wide back can have such an impact on one of the best bodybuilders of all time, imagine what could happen to you when you encounter one such back yourself.
The Ultimate Back Attack
Your back is the biggest muscle group after legs. You should be as exhausted – if not more after a back workout as you’re after a nasty leg workout. At the end of a good back workout, you should have nothing left in the tank. You should be running on fumes and drenched in lactic acid.
Just like legs, your back can be a stubborn muscle group to develop. Since you can’t look at it directly, it might be a little harder for you to establish a mind-muscle connection with your back. It might take some time for you to be on track to build a wide and thick back.
Apart from setting a mind-muscle connection, if you don’t have an effective back workout plan, you won’t get anywhere. For many people, a back workout includes a few pull-ups and some deadlifts. By doing this, they’re leaving so much on the table.
You need a workout program which focuses on all the parts of your back and works on the width and thickness of your back from all angles. If you have no clue how to do any of this, don’t worry, we’re here to help you.