Happy Monday, #9Nation!
At CrossFit9, we program against injury. One of the many ways we do this is through a focus on a strong back. But we could all be better about doing back homework!
Back injuries are incredibly common because, much like a chain, we break at our weakest link. Often injured athletes mistakenly think they need more stretching and flexibility, when in reality what they need is the opposite: More stability and strength. Or even worse, they think because they aren’t currently hurt, they don’t need to do back-specific work at all. That could not be further from the truth.
Today Coach Steve shares several of the targeted back movements he uses in his own training, all on the GHD (Glute Ham Developer) machine.
Try starting out with 3 sets of 8–10 reps a few times per week, and you’ll see a huge difference in your back strength (and even a few of your major lifts)!
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