You need to understand the importance of back strength and the role it plays in athletic performance. A strong back is the base for maximal progress and success in training. A stronger back will increase the sustainability of your training, better your posture and lower your risk of injury.
Quite simply, a strong back will help:
- Increase your max strength
- Improve your posture
- Decrease your risk of injury
If you want to jump higher, sprint faster or throw further, a great base of maximal strength is needed.
To allow progression in your training it’s often your back which will be the limiting factor and therefore when starting to lift serious weights, it’s not your legs or arms which will hold you back in increasing your squat, deadlift or bench press, rather your back.