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Personal Exercise Program
Introduction to Strength Training

The Major Body Parts: The Back The Back
Abdominals
Arms
Back
Chest
Legs
The back is comprised of a number of different muscles. The major muscles of the back include the latissimus dorsi (lats), rhomboids, middle and lower trapezius and erector spinae muscles. The lats are mainly involved in pulling motions such as rowing and chinning movements. The lats are also worked with dumbbell pullovers. The rhomboids and middle and lower trapezius muscles function to rotate and pull the shoulder blades together. They are primarily used in rowing and chinning movements. The erector spinae muscles extend the spine. They are heavily used in stiff-legged dead \ lifts and dead lifts.

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Not all exercises or diets are suitable for everyone. Before you begin this program, you should have permission from your doctor to participate in vigorous exercise and change of diet. If you feel discomfort or pain when you exercise, do not continue. The instructions and advice presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. The creators, producers, participants and distributors of this site disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the exercise and advice provided here.

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