Exercises: back

The single-arm row gives the back muscles a good workout. All you need is a sturdy bench and a dumbbell.

This simple but effective exercise, called the reverse fly, trains the muscles in the upper back and shoulders.

The seated row is done in a gym and is effective for the entire back. The muscles that control the shoulder blade receive extra attention.

The bent-over row targets the muscles in the upper back. The bent-over row is suitable for intermediate and advanced strength athletes.

Many people find this strength exercise (the chin-up) difficult because they have to pull their own body weight up.

The lat pulldown is a strength training for both beginners and advanced users. It focuses on the muscles in the back, shoulders and arms.