Back Exercises Directory
A stronger back can help with posture, lifting, and more. Back exercises can help alleviate back pain while also building muscle and toning. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to do proper back exercises, benefits of back exercises, and much more.
Do Neck Stretches
Stretching your neck can help ease pain and improve your flexibility. Try these stretches for relief from neck pain.
Chronic pain may make your muscles and joints ache. No one wants to bend and move when it hurts. To help reduce aches, stretch regularly. Stretching keeps your joints limber, sends more oxygen to your muscles, and improves your range of motion.
Best Stretches for Arthritis Morning Stiffness
People with arthritis often wake up with stiff joints, but a few daily stretches can help a lot. WebMD offers tips.
Do I Need Physical Therapy for a Rotator Cuff Tear?
The four shoulder muscles that make up the rotator cuff can get worn or tear. Find out how physical therapy exercises and other treatment can help you feel better.
Back Exercises to Wow Them Coming and Going
Whether you're looking to strengthen your back to help with pain or just to look and feel better, experts say back exercises are a big part of the game.
Exercise Helps Reduce Lower-Back Pain
Low-impact aerobics can reduce chronic lower-back pain just as effectively as physical therapy or an exercise program of weight lifting and exercise machines, according to a Swiss study published in the December issue of the journal Spine.
Working Your Back
The workout long-used by dancers to stay limber may be just the thing for your aching back.
Strength Training: Building Shoulder and Back Muscles
You use your shoulders every time you move your arms, but back muscles get less exercise. Here are some basic exercises for building shoulder and back strength.
Gym Smarts: Rowing
Personal trainer, Matt Minter demonstrates the right way to row through your workout.
20-Minute Tough Total Body Workout with Adam
Build strength and burn calories with this full-body routine.
Video: How to Do the Perfect Plank
Master perfect plank form and you’ll strengthen your core in no time.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Off-Balance Core Moves, A Whole New Way to Work Out
Want a toned stomach or a winning tennis game? Pictures show 11 off-balance core exercises to help get you there.
Slideshow: The No-Gym Workout
This quick workout gets you into great shape at home without costly equipment. Pictures show the best moves for flat abs and total body fitness.