11 Trainer-Approved Back Exercises For Better Posture

Combat that slouching.

Deadlifts strengthen the backs of your legs to support your knees.


Strengthening your back is important for a couple of reasons. It’ll improve your posture, for one, says YogaSix instructor Tamara Teragawa. And since your back is what braces your spine, strong back muscles will reduce your risk of injury. Here, the best back exercises to try.

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Teragawa says this exercise works the lower back.

- Stand with feet hip-width apart, soft bend in knees.

- Hands behind head, elbows wide.

- Spine long, core engaged.

- Hinge at hips.

- Keep back flat, bring chest parallel to floor.

- Engage glutes, rise back up.