Just as I explained basic exercises for the chest and triceps (upper body) in a former article, this one concentrates on basic exercises for the back and biceps. Pull-ups are one of the better known exercises: the equivalent to what push-ups are for the chest and triceps, but for the back and biceps. I have to admit that they definitely need a little equipment, but some that can be found easily if you keep an eye out for it. I demonstrate them on rings, but a door or any straight vertical bar that supports your bodyweight will do (e.g. beams, bars at a playground … ). There are even inexpensive pull-up bars that can be stuck in between a door frame. For the other two exercises it is even simpler. Good mornings can be done just without any help, and rowing just as easily as the triceps extensions I mentioned in the previous article by using a table. A broomstick placed on the backs of two chairs would do just as well. Good mornings are for the lower back, as opposed to the other two exercises that are for the upper back. They are not only for your lower back but for the backs of your thighs (hamstrings) and butt are trained as well. I would recommend repeating every exercise in three sets of 8-12 repetitions. If you can’t reach eight, switch to an easier variation. If you can easily do twelve, try to make it harder.