O'Reilly logo

Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

29. Back beauty

If you’ve never given your back a second thought, now’s the time to make up for the neglect.

Try the following and give your back the attention it deserves.

Tone it

Disciplines such as swimming (backstroke), Pilates and yoga are fantastic routes to a long, slender back and shoulders. Also, try the Alexander Technique, a postural alignment method of adding inches to your height. Rowing is another excellent back firmer. Try this rowing-based exercise:

1. Hook a resistance band up to a heavy object such as a table leg; attach it three quarters of the way down the leg towards the floor.

2. Do a few stretches to warm up.

3. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, a few feet away from the table. Bend your knees into a half squat ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required