What can I do to increase power in my back?

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Typically, to develop power in any muscle you must train those muscles using fast, explosive movements. An example exercise that can be used to help increase power in the back would include a soccer throw. Perform 2-3 sets of 8-10 repetitions. It will be important to note, however, that for one to be powerful, they must also be stable and strong. So one should first develop ample amounts of stability and strength before they begin power exercises. For example, you can begin by performing ball dumbbell cobras as an exercise to improve stability through your upper back, lower back and shoulders. You can then progress to perform a strength specific back exercise that allows you to lift heavier weight, like seated cable rows. Finally, once stability and strength have been developed, you can start performing your back power exercises. This will ensure you're prepared to handle the stresses that come with these power exercises and you'll get the most out of them.

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