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Home Back Workout Without Equipment for Beginners

    home back workout without equipment

    Don’t you have time going to the gym or even a piece of equipment at home such as pull up bar to strengthen your back? No problem! You will learn some practical bodyweight exercises that you can do on the floor so that you can have a complete back workout.

    You are maybe skeptical now if it is enough, but if you do the following training with rather high reps, you will surely feel the burn in your back muscles.

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    Bodyweight back exercises without equipment

    1. Shoulder twist: Try to twist your upper body and pull your elbows (shoulder blades) as backward as possible. It works your lower back because you have to lift yourself up from the floor. But, also your lats and obliques because you have twist your body to the sides.
    2. Kneeling shoulder twist: Because of kneeling, we can focus more on the upper back. But, since you are in an almost plank position, it also works your abs.
    3. Back extension with a towel: With the help of the cloth, we can drive the motion in a more controlled way. Try to pull your hands as backward as you can so that your lats work more. If you want to add more resistance to your training, you can use rubber bands instead.
    4. Superman: Without a doubt, the best no equipment lower back exercise. To enjoy the maximum benefits lift your legs and upper body as hight possible for a lengthier range of motion. Try to keep your legs and arms straight.
    5. Walking reverse plank: This static exercise strengthens your rare shoulders, triceps, core, and upper back. It is vital to keep your back as straight as possible.
    6. Walking plank: Mainly works your midsection but since you have to hold your weight it works your upper back, shoulders, and chest.
    7. Dog to cobra: An excellent compound exercise that works all most all the muscles of the body. It is not easy, and you have to go as deep as possible. Your back is activated both in the pulling and pushing phase.

    Related: Best back exercises for lats at home

    About the home back workout

    The number of reps is rather high 15-20, so at the end of a set, you will surely feel the burn in your muscles. Obviously, if you are a beginner have fewer repetitions. The number of sets depends on your fitness level, but I suggest to do 2-3 rounds. 2-3 times a week will do.

    Note: If you are searching for a back fat workout, then this plan may help. However, for burning fat, you need to follow a healthy diet and do cardio training instead so that to get a calorie deficit.

    I hope you like this no equipment home back workout, try it. You will see it is much harder than it seems. It is particularly great for beginners. Or someone who wants to start bodyweight training and he needs progressive exercises to build strength.


    James Wright

    James (36) has been working out since he was 15 years old. He has a home gym where he pumps iron, does bodyweight workouts and boxing. He likes sharing his experiences with others who want to build a better physique.

    2 thoughts on “Home Back Workout Without Equipment for Beginners”

      1. Well, you have back fat because your body fat level is high, you are overweight. And, to lose weight doing targeted exercises, in this case, back exercises, will hardly help. They are for strengthening and shaping the back muscles.

        If you want to get rid of back fat, you should pay attention to your diet firstly to get a calorie deficit which leads to weight loss. Also, cardio exercises, even better HIIT, burns far more calories than exercises targeting the back.

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