P90X Back Exercises

p90x back exercises

When it comes to back workouts – most people (guys at least) want their back to look like the Himalayan mountain ranges, along with lats that look like wings…But hitting the gym might not be the best solution for the back you are looking for. When you think about P90X back exercises, the P90X infomercial automatically comes to mind and you envision aaaallll those pull-ups, lol. And then you start thinking to yourself….”I cant do a single pull-up – I cant do P90X!”

In addition to showing you ALL the P90X back exercises, I also want to provide you with some tips on how to get better at pull-ups. When I started P90X, I could only do one meesly pull-up (kicking and grunting the whole way up) and by the time I finished my first round of P90X, I could bust out 12-15 no problem. But I was very specific in how I got to that point. So if you are looking to be able to do more pull-ups, watch the video at the bottom of this post to learn what I did to go from 1 to 15 in just 90 days.


What Are All The P90X Back Exercises?

Many of the moves in P90X are compound exercises, meaning that they target multiple muscle groups. I am going to highlight from each P90X workout, which moves target the back muscles specifically.

P90X Back Exercises – P90X CHEST & BACK

  • Wide Front Pull-ups
  • Reverse Grip Chin-ups
  • Closed Grip Overhand Pull-ups
  • Heavy Pants
  • Lawnmowers
  • Back Flys

P90X Back Exercises – P90X LEGS & BACK

  • Reverse Grip Chin-ups
  • Wide Front Pull-ups
  • Closed Grip Overhand Pull-ups
  • Switch Grip Pull-ups (Switch every 2 reps)

P90X Back Exercises – P90X BACK & BICEPS

  • Wide Front Pull-ups
  • Lawnmowers
  • Switch Grip Pull-ups (Switch every 2 reps)
  • Elbow-Out Lawnmowers
  • Corn Cob Pull-ups
  • Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows
  • Towel Pull-ups (Switch every 2 reps)
  • Congdon Locomotives
  • Chin-ups
  • Seated Bent-Over Back Flys
  • Max Rep Pull-ups
  • Superman (6 x 10 seconds)


What Equipment Do I Need?

p90x chin-up barThe one piece of equipment that I think is a must for the entire P90X workout is the P90X Chin-up bar. Now you can get one from Walmart, but you really do get what you pay for with these things. I have had mine for over 6 years now and it has gone through some serious abuse, but its as sturdy and reliable as it was the day I bought it!

So dont skimp on this piece of equipment here. More than half of the “P90X back exercises” utilize the chin-up bar, so its a good investment…plus you will see better results from this than you would from bands…


P90X Back Exercises – Are They Hard?

If you cant do pull-ups, then yes…but I couldn’t do pull-ups when I started P90X either. Here is a video that I shot a while back highlighting exactly what I did to get better at pull-ups


Now its time to BRING IT and inspire others to do the same!

Coach Todd

PS – Now that you have seen and understand what to expect with P90X back exercises, my 5 day FREE Video Bootcamp is going to round out your understanding of how to get serious results with P90X. You would be surprised to know what the most important trick to getting results is >> CLICK HERE!

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