Hold Your Edge: Work the Back

5 great exercises you can do in just 20 minutes

    Photo: Alan Daniels

Injuring your back can halt activity for months. This move strengthens yours from top to bottom.

1. With a slight bend in your knees and holding a dumbbell in each hand, hinge at the hip and drop the weight toward the ground.

2. Once you’re bent over, pull the dumbbells toward your chest, then lower them.

3. Contract your glutes and hamstrings to return to a standing position.

Eight reps per side

From Outside Magazine, Aug 2013 Get the Latest Issue

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