6 Upper back exercises
These 6 Pilates upper back exercises work on strengthening the upper back muscles and the back of the shoulders. Please note that training along is at own risk. It can be dangerous and hazardous for your health. Also make sure you see a physician first to make sure you’re fit enough to do these exercises. So keep it safe!
In this Pilates exercise, the inverted arms push against the upper back. Therefore we are creating a stabilizing movement backward from the upper spine. At the same time you’re training the back of the shoulders here. Lovely exercise for upper back stability, strength and posture. Make sure you look down.
We are targeting the upper back muscles between the shouderblades with this Pilates exercise. Try to feel if you’re hitting the right spot. Pull the shoulder towards the spine. This exercise will help the back muscles stay at a right length and provide the shoulders at the front with much needed support.
More Pilates exercises and workouts
That’s it for the upper back exercises on this page. You can also create your own Pilates workout by taking exercises from the Pilates exercises encyclopedia. They are grouped in ab exercises, back exercises, neck and shoulder exercises and general exercises. Amongst those exercises are the 20 basic Pilates exercises. Along with the Pilates for beginners, this is a great way to start doing Pilates. If you want to work on the lower back because of lower back pain or tension, then see the Pilates for the lower back page. You will find exercise series there like 11 Pilates exercises for a weak lower back. For Pilates exercises on topic, check out the Pilates exercise series. There are also free Pilates exercises and workouts to do for which you can sign up on those pages. Top 5 Pilates exercises for at home and 5 great Pilates workouts for at home are two examples. And of course there are a lot of great Pilates workouts to do.