So last week was 1 RM week at my new gym - meaning we testing all our different lifts to see what our 1 rep max was. It was great - I finally got to see how my hard work was paying off and what my new limits were. I was super pumped. And then... I got sick. Awesome. Whether it was because I pushed myself too hard, touched a bacteria-infested doorknob, or it was just that time of season, who knows. So now, still wanting to get the most out of my left over 1 RM motivation, the question was - should I still work out if I'm feeling subpar? Read more to find out how I dealt and what an awesome company like Precision Nutrition has to say.
Regardless of your motivation, whether its weight loss, tank top season, or looking to improve strength and/or size, back workouts are a common staple for any workout split.
Back workouts will work the largest muscle groups in your upper body, correct posture, build strength and increase size (with the right programming). That's why we decided to let you in on these 5 secrets for building a great back.