If you’re working out for the sake of looking good (and what guy isn’t?), then you’re probably aiming to build that signature “V-taper”—a big, broad back that makes you look powerful and even more dominant. To build that deep V, you’ll need to focus on building the key muscles of your back: the deltoids, lats, and obliques.

But those back muscles aren’t just for making you look more manly. They also strengthen your spine and neck for improved posture, reinforce your body against getting hurt, and improve your core strength for everyday functional fitness. Enter back country with these 30 exercises to build strength, size and prevent injury.

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