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How to Do a Basic Back Workout for Bodybuilding

Learn a basic back workout from expert Skip La Cour with this Howcast bodybuilding video.


My name is Skip La Cour; I am a 6-time national champion, drug-free bodybuilder. You can learn how to improve your bodybuilding and training efforts by visiting my websites,, And today I'm going to talk to you about bodybuilding.

Today I want to outline a basic back workout routine. Back takes a lot of focus, it takes a lot of intensity. You need to remember there are basically 5 different variables. Whether you're going to use a barbell or a dumbbell for your back and whether you're going to use a pulling movement, a rowing movement or a full body movement for your back. You want to train with focus and intensity, choosing about 4 different exercises and limiting those 4 exercises to include only 6 to 9 sets. Remember more isn't better when it comes to training, better is better. So you want to focus and train your back with intensity.

Let's talk about a basic workout. You can start off with barbell rows, 2 sets, flat pull downs, 2 sets, cable rows, 2 sets and dead lifts, 2 sets. Now that's a basic outline for you to start with, you can learn more back routines by visiting my website at or look for my featured articles on There are many different variations to back routines, there is a basic back workout.

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