10 Tips on How to Get a Ripped Back

Ready to leap tall buildings with a single bound.
Ready to leap tall buildings with a single bound.

The Superman, like the push-up, requires nothing more than you and a floor. It's easy to perform -- at least for a few reps -- and it'll help you reach the ultimate goal of having a strong, attractive back.

Lie face down on the floor with your arms extended in front of you, just like -- you guessed it -- Superman. Now comes the tough part. Lift your arms, head, chest and legs so it appears that you're flying (with nothing but your torso and abdomen touching the ground). Hold this position for three seconds before slowly lowering yourself back to the floor. At the top of the movement, focus on contracting your lower back and abs. Repeat the exercise 10-15 times [source: Body Building.com]. With practice, discipline and time, you'll be feeling like the Man of Steel himself.