Lats (Latissimus Dorsi) Exercises

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Triceps Dips with the Balance Board
Summary

This is a challenging triceps exercise using a balance board.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength
Side and Arm Stretch on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise stretches the shoulder and side.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Abs: Side, Abs, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Alternating Front & Back Shoulder Raise
Summary

This is a simple shoulder exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Biceps, Chest, Forearms (Wrist), Lats, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Single Arm Rowing
Summary

If you do not have a bench or do not go to the gym, you can also do this on the edge of a stable couch or bed.

  • Muscle Group: Biceps, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Free Weights, Bench
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Triceps Kickbacks
Summary

In this exercise, the upper arm muscles are dynamically strengthened, while the back muscles gain static strength (muscular endurance) if good posture is used.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Triceps, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower
  • Equipment: Free Weights, Bench
  • Categories: Strength
Tricep Press with Exercise Band
Summary

Strengthens the triceps as well as working on balance & core.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Triceps, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Seated Rows on the Ball
Summary

This exercise focuses on the muscles of the shoulder & middle of the back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Abdominal Crunch with Exercise Band & Exercise Ball
Summary

A very effective exercise to strengthen abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Abs, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Abdominal Crossover Crunch with Exercise Band & Ball
Summary

This is a good exercise for the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Over the Exercise Ball Shoulder Raises
Summary

A simple but effective exercise to strengthen the back and shoulder girdle muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Row with Exercise Band & Exercise Ball
Summary

A straight and upright posture can be achieved if the upper back muscles are strong and well trained.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Upper Body & Back Stretch with Exercise Ball
Summary

If the back is sore after a long day of work or lots of sports, this exercise will help.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Abs: Side
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Side (Oblique) Crunches on BOSU (Advanced)
Summary

This exercise focuses on the obliques and hip abductors.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Kneeling Shoulder Stretch
Summary

Simple shoulder stretch

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Side (Oblique) Crunch on BOSU (Beginner)
Summary

Exercise on BOSU, focusing on the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core

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