But not all people have proper work setups at their home, which has started taking a toll on their back. To solve this problem, not only is sitting in the right posture important but also regular exercise is needed to strengthen the back.
For beginners, it is advised to take some support or try techniques that can help them strengthen their back without causing any injury. To help do this, fitness queen Shilpa Shetty Kundra shows us a new variation of pull-ups.
In one of her recent Instagram posts, Shilpa was seen doing assisted band pull-ups, where she took the help of a resistance band to support her body while performing the pull-ups.
Her post read, “The world around us is gradually opening up and we’re all gearing up to get ‘back’ to our lives. So, today’s workout was dedicated to strengthening the back muscles and enhancing the upper body strength. But, it’s always good to be safe than to be sorry. So, I tried the ‘assisted band pull-ups’ to ease into the flow. It helps you to gradually build your back muscles and further helps you achieve pull-ups without any other assistance. Additionally, it strengthens & tones the back muscles and improves form. I would suggest you start slow and ensure professional supervision if you’re doing this for the first time. Tag someone who should get started today”.
More about assisted band pull-ups
Pull-ups work on different muscles including your back, arms, shoulders and core. Doing assisted pull-ups help in perfecting the form, decreasing your risk of injury and improving the overall strength at the same time.
Sitting in an incorrect posture is one of the major reasons that our back muscles become weak. Assisted pull-ups help by strengthening the lats and rhomboids, which are the two prominent back muscle groups.
Assisted pull ups also help by improving the grip in the hands, fingers and forearms.
Practising the exercise regularly can increase the stabilising muscles of the body. This happens because while doing assisted pull-ups the body is supposed to balance itself while engaging the core at the same time. This helps improve the strength of the stabilising muscles that provide support and prevent injury.
Overall, the exercise improves your posture, strengthens your back, helps you lift heavy objects easily and increases your athletic power.
Are you ready to try it?