Back Resistance Introduction

Betsy Hoyt

Patron Saint: 
Physical Focus: 
Proper Form
Class Length: 
5 min
Spiritual Focus: 

Proper form means you reap all the benefits of your workout and avoid injuries at the same time. Watch this intro video before doing any of the back resistance classes so that you can grow stronger while staying safe. When you know the benefits of resistance training, you will want to incorporate it into your regular fitness regime. According to the National Library of Medicine, Resistance training may promote bone development, with studies showing 1% to 3% increase in bone mineral density. Resistance training may be effective for reducing low back pain and easing discomfort associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia and has been shown to reverse specific aging factors in skeletal muscle. Working specifically on the back, the exercises in this series may improve your posture, tone your body, and help protect from back pain and injury. You will need a barbell, body bar, or hand weights.