I feel dumb for asking this question but this thread seems appropriate. Someone had asked me this earlier today. He basically said he did the normal back exercises but never felt anything in his back so wanted to know what exercises to use. I told him he was doing it right and that is just not an area you usually feel a pump at. I said all those exercises involve arms too which is where you feel it first, maybe when you get really strong arms you will start feeling it more in your back. Is this correct at all?
On another thought when you get older the back is just one of those areas you get random pain (just really minor unless you did something wrong to cause it). For that reason you may not notice any soreness there from the gym as much.[/quote]
No. If you do the exercises properly then you should feel it in your back. It takes practice to figure out how-to accurately target your back. Yes, strong arms help, but your arms should NOT be fatiguing before your BACK when you’re doing BACK exercises! If they are, then you’re doing something wrong!