Having a V-shaped taper back is a dream for many of the gym lovers out there. So, today here I am going to reveal the top-secret v shape back workouts that you can do with dumbbells. The v shape back gives you a sexy look and provides you stunning health benefits. Not only it allows you to look better in your clothes but it additionally has great health benefits. We will discuss more shortly.
There are many people who love to train there back like I personally do. Having a great back doesn’t mean that you have to look bulky. Just imagine, having lean muscles with a beautiful build-back is a dream of many boys. Now, here you have the chance to do that just follow these v shape back workouts. I promise you that you will have visible results in just a few months.
I accept that having a v-shaped back adds great looks to your personality. But, do you know there are many health benefits that come along with this beautifully shaped back. Earlier, I told you that we will discuss health benefits later so, now let us talk about them. But firstly, do you know which muscles help you achieve a good v-shaped back?
Yes, having bigger lat muscles means having a good-looking v-shaped back. Now, with a great v-shaped back comes great health benefits as discussed forward. A strong and well-developed back provides you a great posture and strengthens your lower back muscles. From strength to great personality it provides you everything. So, now let’s talk about the best v shape back workouts.
The Best V Shape Back Workouts With Dumbbells:
1. Wide Grip Pull Ups:
Wide grip pull-ups are the best and a great workout to begin with your routine. Let’s just consider you are having a back day tomorrow. I will personally recommend you, add these to your warm-up sets.
Sets: Beginner: 3 sets 8 to reps each, Intermediate: 4 sets 8 to 10 reps each, Beast Mode: 5 sets 10 reps each.
Technique: Stand near a pull-up bar at your gym or home. Hold the pull-up bar with a wide grip. Cross your legs and fold them behind you, and try to pull yourself upwards. This way you are stretching your lats muscles which in return are going to give you a good-looking v-shaped back.
Pro Tip: Make sure your torso forms a Y shape, which means your arms should not be wider than 30 to 40 degrees from your body. Also, make sure to hold yourself up for at least 1 second. If you think these are easy for you then attach a weight belt to your body and increase the difficulty level.
2. Dumbbell Pullover:
Dumbell pullover is one of favorite workout as I was able to achieve my goals with a greater pace. You can add this to your routine after you are finished with lat pull down.
Sets: 4 sets with 10 to 12 reps.
Technique: You will need a bench and dumbbells. First, lie on the bench making a 90-degree angle with the bench. Hold the dumbbell with both hands and slowly let it fall back. As soon as you feel a great stretch on both sides of your lats pull it over again and make sure the dumbbell touches your chest when you pull it up. Also, make sure you lower your hips as lower as possible so that you can achieve maximum stretch on your lat muscles.
Pro Tip: Try to increase weight after every set. Lower the dumbbell as lower you can so you can feel the maximum stretch on your lat muscles. Also, make sure not to lift your hips up as your arms move back which will affect your position. Unless you are prepared don’t go to heave that will result in injury. Go slow and let the muscles feel the tension.
3. One Arm Dumbbell Rowing:
Another straight from my workout routine, effective and a great workout for developing those lats.
Sets: 4 sets of 10 to 12 reps each.
Technique: You will need a bench and obviously a dumbbell. Stand behind the bench in a way that bench is in a vertical position from your body. Place your one knee on the edge of the bench and lean forward. Place your one hand on the bench, if you are doing with the right hand first then, your right knee should be on the table and your left arm just in a straight line with the knee. Hold the dumbbell in your right hand and lower it towards the ground until your elbow stretches completely. Make sure to keep your back straight and avoid rounded back to prevent injuries. The same follows for the other side.
Pro Tip: As I told you earlier don’t let your back form a curve it will lead to less muscle growth and maybe injuries. Also, do not try to jerk the weight, if you feel like giving the dumbbell a jerk then switch to lightweight. Do not twist your spine to lift the weight as it will decrease the effectiveness of the workout. Also, try to move your shoulder blades to initiate maximum effect on lats for faster muscle growth.
4. Dumbbell Bent Over Row
Straight to point and can be considered as one of the best v shape back workouts. This workout is similar to the barbell bent-over but in this case, we will be using dumbbells.
Reps: 3 sets 10 to 12 reps each.
Technique: For this workout get a set of dumbbells that you can lift. Hold the dumbbells in your hands and stand straight. Now, lower the dumbbells in front of you bend your knees a little and keep your back straight. Make sure your back is straight and your elbows are stretched in front of you. Now pull the dumbbells while maintaining the position, make sure dumbbells reach your chest. For the position make sure your chest is parallel to the ground and your knees are slightly bent.
Pro Tip: Maintain your position while performing each rep. Also, if your back arches or forms a curve switch to lightweight. Remember having good form while working out will give you maximum results.
Well, all the workouts discussed above will require dumbbells only. But for this workout, you may need to switch to a barbell rod. This can be a great finisher to all your back workout routines.
Reps: 4 Sets 8 to 10 reps.
Technique: For this first find a barbell rod and load the wight that you can lift. Now, stand in the middle of the rod with your feet under the rod and grab the barbell. Make sure to hold the barbell shoulder-width apart. Now hinge your hips and keep your shoulder blades intact and lift the barbell while keeping your back straight. Make sure you apply the force from the shoulder and upper back not from the lower back to prevent injuries. Also, keep your core tight, and make sure to wear the belt while performing heavy lifts to support your lower back.
Pro Tip: Use wrist wraps and wear a belt while performing the deadlift. The deadlift will not only target your back but will strengthen your lower back and will target many other muscle groups. Make sure you maintain proper form while performing this workout as it can lead to lower back injuries if done with a poor form.
All these workouts are basically based on dumbbells because that is what you were here for. These are some of the best v shape back workouts that are going to enhance your personality. I prepared this list from the workouts that have provided me great results in the last few months. Although, results may vary from person to person these workouts worked for me.
One thing that I would personally recommend you is to push yourself further after every step. As it is said lift heavy or go home. Using proper accessories will definitely support your lifts for that I will surely prepare a new article. If you found these workouts easy then don’t worry you can always challenge yourself because there are variations available that I will share with you very soon.
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