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The Quick and Effective Back Workout

Jeff T. from Eugene, OR, sent us his in-a-rush back workout and asked us to make it even more time-efficient.

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  • 30 min

  • 3

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The Quick and Effective Back Workout
The Quick and Effective Back Workout

This routine is already solid, and cutting out anything else will leave your muscles wanting more. Instead, we suggest using a triset. You’ll slash minutes off of your workout and increase your work capacity. Plus, you should increase your reps to 8–12 for the last two movements because reps of five or fewer are better suited for strength and power.

SEE ALSO: Best Back Exercises for a Complete Back Workout

Note: Keep straps on hand. Performing these exercises as a triset taxes grip strength.

FORM CHECK

You’ll be more fatigued during the triset, so don’t let your form suffer. With rows, ensure that you’re leading with your elbows.

Routine

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Jeff's Old Workout

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Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 3

Barbell Deadlift

Equipment
Barbell
Sets
5
Reps
5
Rest
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Exercise 2 of 3

General Pullup

Equipment
Pullup Bar
Sets
5
Reps
5
Rest
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Jeff's New Workout

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 4 of 3

Barbell Deadlift

Equipment
Barbell
Sets
5
Reps
5
Rest
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Exercise 5 of 3

General Pullup

Equipment
Pullup Bar
Sets
5
Reps
8-12
Rest
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